What is the goal of the investment?

Support the development of 330 km of new  efficient district heating networks and the construction of plants or connections for the recovery of 360 MW of waste heat, in order to save fossil primary energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Total investment cost 200 million
  • Youth
  • Gender equality
Additional details

In the technological mix that will have to guarantee the achievement of environmental goals in the heating and cooling sector by 2030, district heating plays a fundamental role: it integrates efficiency with the use of renewable sources and delocalisation with the reduction of polluting emissions (particularly in large urban areas, where the problem is most acute).  The investment finances 20 projects for the development of new networks (or the extension to new users of those that already exist) and the construction of plants/connections for the recovery of 360 MW of waste heat. In fact, priority is given to developing efficient district heating, i.e. district heating based on the distribution of heat generated from renewable sources, waste heat or co-generated in high-efficiency plants. 

What are the benefits?

  • Development of 330 km of efficient remote heating network
  • construction of plants or connections to recover 360 MW of waste heat
  • possibility of exploiting multiple energy sources (renewable sources, energy recovery from solid urban waste, waste heat from industrial processes at no cost...)
  • reduction of pollutants with respect to many small individual furnaces
  • possibility of delocalising the plant with respect to built-up areas.

Key steps and Expenses envisaged

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