progRESsHEAT – Fostering the use of renewable energies for heating and cooling

on Mar 23, 2016 in Energie- und Treibhausgasszenarien, Energiepolitische Instrumente, Erneuerbare Energie, Forschung, Hummel, Mueller


progRESsHEAT – Fostering the use of renewable energies for heating and cooling

Project description:

progRESsHEAT is intended to support the market uptake of existing and emerging renewable electricity, heating and cooling technologies. More specifically, the project provide policy makers with help in developing integrated, effective and efficient policy strategies aimed at achieving a fast and strong penetration of renewable and efficient heating and cooling systems. This includes the analysis of cross-sectoral effects between renewables and energy efficiency measures in industrial heat and cold, waste heat, heating and cooling in buildings and district heating.

Together with six local authorities in six target countries across Europe (Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Portugal, Romania), heating and cooling strategies will be developed through a profound analysis of (1) heating and cooling demand and future developments, (2) long-term potential of renewable energies and waste heat in the regions, (3) barriers & drivers and (4) a model-based assessment of policy intervention in scenarios up to 2050. The established local energy advisory tool EnergyPRO will be used for the local studies and further developed to appropriately reflect district heating and cooling. The final versions for the investigated regions will be handed over to the authorities.

Client: European Commission, H2020-Project (subcontractor from TU-Wien)

Project partner: TU Wien

Start: 03/2015

Duration: 32 months

Status: completed

Contact: Marcus Hummel


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