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Europe’s Energy Transition by Manuel Welsch

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Chapter 29

District Heating in Europe

Opportunities for Energy Savings, Business, and Jobs

Ulrich Fahl and Audrey Dobbins,    University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Abstract

This chapter investigates the state of the art of district heating (and cooling) in Europe (volumes of energy, localization, state of the installation, level of performance) as well as the technologies, measures, and examples of projects which have the potential to increase the performance of district heating. In this context, this chapter also discusses the integration of renewable sources into district heating networks, taking into account regional specificities. For the further development and use of district heating in the EU, taking into account the energy and climate ...

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