Heat Highway - Decarbonizing the Heating Supply via Regional District Heating Networks - Status-Quo for a Case Study in Tyrol

Activity: Talk or presentation / LecturePresentation at a scientific conference / workshop


The “Heat Highway” project is part of the NEFI model region that positions energy intensive and manufacturing industries and their decarbonization in the center of a long-term innovation process to boost technological development. To better understand the barriers and opportunities for HTNs, an analysis was conducted among national and international best practice examples including interviews with stakeholders. The focus was on general working principles, successful concepts, promising situations, financing, contract set-up, legal aspects and social issues. A total of 38 systems were identified, 10 of which were classified as HTNs. The results of the investigation were used to conduct a SWOT analysis, depicting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Period13 Sept 202214 Sept 2022
Event titleBook of Abstracts - 8th Smart Energy Systems Aalborg 2022
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Integrated Energy Systems


  • waste heat utilization
  • future district heating
  • Heat Transmission Networks
  • 4th Generation DH