Heat Roadmap Europe 4 (HRE4) aims to develop low-carbon heating and cooling strategies, called Heat Roadmaps, by quantifying and implementing changes at the national level for 14 EU Member States. HRE4 kicked-off in March 2016 and will run for 3 years.
In Europe, there is a clear long-term objective to decarbonize the energy system, but it is very unclear how this will be achieved in the heating and cooling sector. As a result, there is currently a lot of uncertainty among policymakers and investors in the heating and cooling sector, primarily due to a lack of knowledge about the long-term changes that will need to occur in the coming decades. This HRE project will improve the knowledge in the heating and cooling sector and transfer it to key lead-users across policy, industry, and research. By doing so, it will enable new policies and prepare the ground for new investments in new markets.
This project, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 695989, addresses topic EE-14-2015 “Removing market barriers to the uptake of efficient heating and cooling solutions” of the Energy-efficiency Call.
HRE will study the14 largest countries in terms of heat demand which together account for approximately 85-90% of total heating and cooling in Europe.
The Heat Roadmap Europe methodology has developed continually, allowing for a better understanding and more accurate quantification of the European heating and cooling sector. Key to the project is the combination of mapping and modelling, in order to be able to understand not just the system effects of energy efficiency but also the spatial dimension.
In HRE4, 24 partners are working together in a consortium of university and research institutions, industry representative organisations, and an association of local authorities.
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The following section includes the public deliverables in HRE4. To access the confidential ones, please log in to the Partner Area.
Public deliverable name
Demand and Resource Atlases for all 14 MSs
Profile of heating and cooling demand in the base year in the 14 MSs in the EU28
Cooling technology datasheets in the 14 MSs in the EU28
Baseline scenario of the heating and cooling demand in buildings in the 14 MSs until 2050
Baseline scenario of the heating and cooling demand in industry in the 14 MSs until 2050
Map of the heat synergy regions and the cost to expand district heating and cooling in all 14 MSs
A report, based on the template from D7.4, describing how the data, technology datasheets, and FORECAST tool can be used by lead-users
Methodology document “cost-potential curves”
Business strategies and business cases to encourage market uptake
A final report outlining the methodology and assumptions used in the mapping
A report, based on the template from D7.4, describing how these maps can be used by lead-users
Demand cost curve for buildings in the 14 MSs in the EU28
Demand cost curve for industry in the 14 MSs in the EU28
A report, based on the template from D7.4, describing how cost-curves tool can be used by lead-users
Hourly energy system models for each of the 14 MSs for the business-as-usual scenario
A report, based on the template from D7.4, describing how these energy tools and models can be used by lead-users
Review of future fuel prices in the 14 MSs in the EU28 for 2030 and 2050, with particular focus on bioenergy
Review of the cost variation in energy plants across the 14 MSs
Methodology report comparing the scenarios between the annual JRC-EU-TIMES and the hourly EnergyPLAN tools
A final report presenting the heating and cooling scenarios, including a description about how these results can be used by lead-users
Updated Peta atlas for each MS with the final level of district heating recommended in WP6
Promotional material to promote the project activities
Final business strategies and business cases to encourage market uptake
Final HRE guidelines for local, national, and EU lead-users
Summary of the dissemination activities from Table 3 and Table 4, along with their status
Summary of the communication activities from Table 5 and Table 6, along with their status in the project
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 695989.