Heat as a service

28 January 2022

10:00 - 12:00 CET Online

With Decarb City Pipes 2050, we organise monthly online capacity building sessions, to address specific issues related to the heating and cooling transition. These sessions are based on sharing of experience between peers, and invitation of key experts.

They are open mainly (but not only) to the members of the consortium, their utilities and the “sister cities” of the city partners (Innsbruck, Frankfurt-am-Main, Cork, St. Gallen, Den Hag and Dordrecht, Vitoria-Gasteiz).

This session will focus on heat planning. Heat planning towards a decarbonised future requires a spatial approach: availability of heat sources in the city, spatial density of the heat demand and urban development determine the possible solutions to supply heat to buildings. However, calculating which solutions are more cost-effective in which districts (e.g. heat pumps vs. district heating) is not an easy task. It requires data about technologies, buildings, energy demand, etc., as well as the definition of the scope of the calculations (for instance taking into account or not the reinforcement of the power grid due to higher power consumption). The goal for cities is to define prospective scenarios and the key parameters to succeed in the implementation of transition pathways.

Each presentation of 20-25 min will be followed by a Q&A session:

  • The experience of the local energy and climate agency in South Bretagne, David Bourguignon, ALOEN
  • Trial of heat as a service in the UK, tbd, Energy Systems Catapult

Interested in this session? Please get in touch.