Development of a District Heating and Cooling Technology R&D Roadmap
District heating and cooling systems are important elements of the energy infrastructure of cities and towns in Austria. The aim of the study is to develop a district heating & cooling technology roadmap for Austria, to define a strategic research agenda including support actions and research infrastructure and to put forward towards new policy recommendations. Technological developments and research questions in the field of district heating and cooling can be determined with the help of a broad stakeholder process and support of an advisory board. The potential of technologies, processes and concepts will be defined and future technology development requirements will be evaluated by economic analysis.
Project start: November 2013
Project duration: 24 months
Project partners: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Lead), Verein Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, e7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH, Umweltbundesamt GmbH
Funding line: 2nd call, E!mission.at, 2012
AIT contact: Ralf-Roman Schmidt
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