Spatial heat planning for and by cities

Capacity building session







During this session, consortium members presented methodologies to develop heat plans as well as guiding principles for heat vision. Heat zoning need the following elements:

  • Infrastructure map, showing heat networks and other energy infrastructures,
  • Heat density map, displaying existing and future heat demand of buildings,
  • Potential maps, providing the potential of energy supply from renewable and waste heat.

However, techno-economic elements are not good enough: the right framework conditions are needed. The heat transition can be successfully designed if all parties are willing to participate. This can only be achieved by designing a supported approach for and by the parties throughout the value-chain of the transition, whereby:

  • public interests are safeguarded
  • there is sufficient value for everyone
  • the risks can be controlled during realization and use.