Excess heat from energy-intensive industries is often suitable for use in district heating systems but is usually unutilized. A detailed overview of the potentials available in the EU is now provided by a database of the sEEnergies project. In Germany, 29 petajoules of excess heat from industrial sites could be used, which corresponds to the demand of more than half a million households. The information is available as maps and downloadable datasets.
On the occasion of the Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) workshop in Brussels on Tuesday 7th March, over 80 participants from all over Europe learned about the different types of heating and cooling demand and supply, the exact heating and cooling potential and where it is located. Representatives from academia, associations, the municipal sector, NGOs and the private sector gathered together for the afternoon to consider the how HRE4 results can support with solutions to decarbonise the heating sector on the local, national and European scale.
In order to
create comprehensive heating and cooling strategies in HRE, an in-depth profile
of the heating and cooling sector is required. Tobias Fleiter of the
Fraunhofter ISI revealed the detailed profiles compiled over the last months,
along with TEP Energy, Utrecht University and Armines, which calculate a
complete heating and cooling end-use energy balance for all EU countries for
2015, and which distinguishes major end-uses such as space heating or process
heating as well as temperature levels for process heat. The results of this
profiling allow for detailed analyses of individual countries and sectors as
well as cross-country comparisons. To develop the profiles, the consortium used
its bottom-up model FORECAST, which allows to take the technical and economic
characteristics of the residential, services and industry sectors into account.
Watch the video: 2015 Heating and cooling profile’s based on FORECAST model
Project website: Heat Roadmap Europe