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Advanced policies and market support measures for mobilizing solar district heating investments in European target regions and countries

Objective

SDHp2m stands for ‘Solar District Heating (SDH)’ and actions from ‘Policy to Market’. The project addresses market uptake challenges for a wider use of district heating and cooling systems (DHC) with high shares of RES, specifically the action focuses on the use of large-scale solar thermal plants combined with other RES in DHC systems.
The key approach of the project is to develop, improve and implement in 9 participating EU regions advanced policies and support measures for SDH. In 3 focus regions Thuringia (DE), Styria (AT) and Rhone-Alpes (FR) the regulating regional authorities are participating as project partners to ensure a strong implementation capacity within the project. In 6 follower regions from BG, DE, IT, PL, SE the regulating authorities are engaged through letters of commitment. The project activities aim at a direct mobilization of investments in SDH and hence a significant market rollout.
The project work program in the participating regions follows a process including 1) strategy and action planning based on a survey, best practices and stakeholder consultation 2) an implementation phase starting at an early project stage and 3) efficient dissemination of the project results at national and international level.
Adressed market uptake challenges are: Improved RES DHC policy, better access to plant financing and business models, sustained public acceptance and bridging the gap between policy and market through market support and capacity building. Denmark and Sweden reached already today a high share of RES in DHC and shall be used as a role model for this project.
The direct expected outcome and impact of SDHp2m is estimated to an installed or planned new RES DHC capacity and new SDH capacity directly triggered by the project until project end corresponding to a total investment of 350 Mio. € and leading to 1 420 GWh RES heat and cold production per year. A multiple effect is expected in the period after the project and in further EU regions.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 254 960

Participants (14)

THURINGER MINISTERIUM FUR UMWELT, ENERGIE UND NATURSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 743
Address
Beethovenstrasse 3
99096 Erfurt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGFW-PROJEKTGESELLSCHAFT FUR RATIONALISIERUNG, INFORMATION UND STANDARDISIERUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 84 025
Address
Stresemannallee 30
60596 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIR HAMBURG INSTITUT RESEARCH GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 485
Address
Paul Nevermann Platz 5
22765 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
LAND STEIERMARK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 36 725
Address
Landhausgasse 7
8010 Graz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 187 935
Address
Feldgasse 19
8200 Gleisdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
S.O.L.I.D. GESELLSCHAFT FUR SOLARINSTALLATION UND DESIGN MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 107 322,50
Address
Puchstrasse 85
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES ENERGIE ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 211 573,50
Address
Rue Gabriel Peri 18 Immeuble Le Stratege
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 125 605
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
AMBIENTE ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 136 613,75
Address
Via Poerio 39
20129 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT ZA NULEVO ENERGIJNI SGRADI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 57 062,50
Address
G.s.rakovski 183, Fl.1
1142 Sofia
Activity type
Other
EC BREC INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI ODNAWIALNEJ SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 60 462,50
Address
Fletniowa 47B
03 160 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLANENERGI FOND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 150 687,50
Address
Jyllandsgade 1
9520 Skorping
Activity type
Other
CIT ENERGY MANAGEMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 121 347,50
Address
Sven Hultins Gata 9 C
41288 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROHEAT & POWER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 52 750
Address
Cours Saint Michel 30A Boite E
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other