Interest in sustainable investments is growing continuously. Against this background, the project aims to investigate the extent to which local heating networks can be developed as a new asset class in the field of sustainable investments and how investors can be attracted. Due to the high investment volumes and the long-term investment horizon, the focus is on public institutions and various institutional investors (e.g. investment funds, insurance companies, pension funds).
First, the various projects are analysed with regard to their risk/return ratio and their sustainability effects, and innovative financing concepts are developed. An exchange with potential investors is also planned.
The aim of the work package, in which the HFT is involved, is to develop business models and financing solutions and to mobilise public and private investment.
Co-financed by the European Union
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857811
|Management||Prof. Dr. Tobias Popović|
EURAC Research – Accademia Europea die Bolzano (Italy), A2A Calore e Servizi S.r.l. (Italy), Aalborg University (Denmark), Albertslund Kommune (Denmark), Artelys (France), Arvalla (Sweden), Cartif (Spain), Dalkia France SCA (France), Danfoss A/S (Denmark), European Heat Pump Association AISBL (EHPA) (Belgium), Electricite de France (France), Energie PLUS Concept GmbH (Germany), Enisyst GmbH (Germany), EUROHEAT & POWER (Belgium), HAWK - Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen (Germany), Hulleras del Norte S. A. (Spain), Universität Zagreb, Fakultät für Maschinenwesen und Schiffbau (Sveuciliste u Zagrebu, fakultet strojarstva i brodogradnje, Croatia), Indepro AB (Sweden), IVL – Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB, Sweden), KWA Contracting AG (Germany), Ljeciliste Topusko (Croatia), MIJNWATER B.V. (Netherlands), Ochsner Process Energy Systems Research GmbH (Austria), RINA Consulting S.p.A. (Italy), Sampol Ingenieria y Obras S.A. (Spain), Thermaflex International Holding b.v. (Netherlands), Wärme Hamburg GmbH (Germany)
|Sponsor||European Union (EU)|
|Call for tender||BUILDING A LOW-CARBON, CLIMATE RESILIENT FUTURE: SECURE, CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY|
|Duration||01.10.2019 – 30.09.2023 extended until 30.09.2024|