Heat Roadmap Europe has been an important contributor to the construction of knowledge in the heat and cooling sector. The new data, tools, methodologies, and results HRE has developed are an outcome of the integrated assessment of a variety of knowledge across different disciplines, such as: energy system analysis, heat savings, district heating and cooling, GIS mapping, and renewable energy.
Running such a multidisciplinary project has required the coordination of many different partners across different universities, consultancies and industries, many of which are part of the 4DH consortium.
Public deliverable name
Demand and Resource Atlases for all 14 MSs
Cooling technology datasheets in the 14 MSs in the EU28
Baseline scenario of the heating and cooling demand in buildingsin the 14 MSs until 2050
Baseline scenario of the heating and cooling demand in industryin 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
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
By developing this knowledge in different forms; such as new data, tools, methodologies, and results about the heating and cooling sector; HRE has already had a major impact on the heating and cooling sector in Europe.
The results from HRE have been used in several official messages from the European Commission, including an official Communication from the European Commission relating to natural gas stress tests. Other mentions of HRE can be found, bellow in the page, in a list of some of the press releases.
The Scottish Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, twice referred to HRE in his opening speech at the ADE UK conference , while the Department of Climate Change in the UK also referred to HRE in a recent tender they released for some consultancy advice. Researchers behind HRE have been invited to give comprehensive expert advice to institutions in the EU on several occasions.
To be even more concrete, the HRE website currently receives approximately 1500 visitors each month and the HRE reports have already been downloaded more than 5000 times. This demonstrates the interest and reach of the studies. Similarly, two scientific journal articles were published in 2014 based on the work of HRE, which currently have over 38 citations since then.
Finally, members of the HRE consortium have been invited to present the results of HRE at more than 50 events, ranging from one-to-one meetings with local, national, and EU policymakers, as well as key industrial and research partners such as Danfoss, Vattenfall, and the Joint Research Centre (which is the research branch of the European Commission).
These events occur across many different countries including: Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Italy, Belgium, Korea, Croatia, and Ireland. This demonstrates how HRE is currently informing policy and encouraging new investments across the world.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 695989.