Heat Roadmap Europe 2

  • Connolly, David (Projektdeltager)
  • Mathiesen, Brian Vad (Projektdeltager)
  • Østergaard, Poul Alberg (Projektdeltager)
  • Möller, Bernd (Projektdeltager)
  • Nielsen, Steffen (Projektdeltager)
  • Lund, Henrik (Projektdeltager)
  • Persson, Urban (Projektdeltager)
  • Werner, Sven (Projektdeltager)
  • Grözinger, Jan (Projektdeltager)
  • Boermans, Thomas (Projektdeltager)
  • Bosquet, Michelle (Projektdeltager)
  • Trier, Daniel (Projektdeltager)



Heat Roadmap Europe is the first study on the EU27 scale which combines geographical mapping of energy demand and supply in unprecedented detail with detailed energy system modelling. Heat Roadmap Europe identifies the potential for using local resources across Europe, and subsequently applies this in the EU27 energy system. The results are recommendations for a redesign of the European heat supply.
In 2009 the European Council made the objective for the EU to decarbonise its energy system to at least 80% below the 1990 level by 2050, without affecting general economic growth. A number of measures and technologies could contribute to these goals. A scenario which achieves these goals is the Energy Efficiency scenario in the Energy Roadmap 2050 report by the European Commission.
The Heat Roadmap Europe scenario proposed here achieves these same CO2 reduction, but at a lower cost. Lowering the energy consumption in buildings is essential. However here we combine heat savings in the buildings with higher energy efficiency by expanding district heating in the future heat supply in the EU27. Local conditions are considered using geographical information systems (GIS) and combined with hour-by-hour energy system analyses for the EU27, which enables us to find a robust strategy to increase competitiveness, integrate more renewables and reduce the risks in the energy supply. By analysing heat savings and energy efficiency, by investigating local conditions, and by making energy system analyses we are able to identify a balance between heat savings and key infrastructural changes in the energy supply.
Effektiv start/slut dato03/09/201231/05/2013


  • Halmstad University (Projektpartner)
  • ECOFYS (Projektpartner)
  • PlanEnergi (Projektpartner)


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