Urban thermal energy planning – a booster for district heating?
The state of Baden-Württemberg introduces compulsory municipal heat planning for the biggest cities in the
state. For the first time, the cities have to develop a vision for their CO2-neutral heat supply 2050. The Danish
example was successfully adopted to German boundary conditions. We expect that the obligation to craft the
first municipal heat plans will boost district heating systems in the South-West of Germany. This experience
can then be used as a role model for other regions or states, writes Dr. Volker Kienzlen, KEA climate protection and energy agency Baden-Württemberg.
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