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

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.
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Coordinator

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Address

Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 254 960

Participants (14)

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THURINGER MINISTERIUM FUR UMWELT, ENERGIE UND NATURSCHUTZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 743

AGFW-PROJEKTGESELLSCHAFT FUR RATIONALISIERUNG, INFORMATION UND STANDARDISIERUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 84 025

HIR HAMBURG INSTITUT RESEARCH GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 107 485

LAND STEIERMARK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 36 725

AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 187 935

S.O.L.I.D. GESELLSCHAFT FUR SOLARINSTALLATION UND DESIGN MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 107 322,50

AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES ENERGIE ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 211 573,50

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 125 605

AMBIENTE ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 136 613,75

INSTITUT ZA NULEVO ENERGIJNI SGRADI

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 57 062,50

EC BREC INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI ODNAWIALNEJ SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 60 462,50

PLANENERGI FOND

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 150 687,50

CIT ENERGY MANAGEMENT AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 121 347,50

EUROHEAT & POWER

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 52 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691624

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 087 297,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 919 297,75

Coordinated by:

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Germany