Project Period

03/2016 – 02/2019


Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE): Building the knowledge, skills, and capacity required to enable new policies and encourage new investments in the heating and cooling sector.

Brochure: Heating and Cooling – facts and figures

In Europe, there is a clear long-term objective to decarbonize the energy system, but it is, however, very unclear how this will be achieved in the heating and cooling sector. As a result, there is currently a lot of uncertainty among policymakers and investors in the heating and cooling sector, primarily due to a lack of knowledge about the long-term changes that will occur in the nextcoming decades. The work The work of this in this proposal will build on three previous HRE studies, all of which have been successfully completed on time and all of which have already influenced high-level policymakers at EU and national levels in Europe. The work from these previous studies will be significantly improved in this project.

One of the most significant improvements compared to previous studies is the dissemination and communication strategy that has been developed as part of this proposal. These activities represent the largest work package in this proposal, which is necessary in order to ensure that policymakers, investors, and researchers at local, national, and EU levels are all see aware of the new data, tools, methodologies, and results from this project.

Results and perspectives

This HRE proposal will enable new policies as well as prepare the ground for new investments by creating more certainty in relation to the changes required.

The new knowledge in this project will:

  1. Improve at least 15 new policies at local, national, or EU level,
  2. Specify how up to 3,000,000 GWh/year of fossil fuels can be saved in Europe, and
  3. Quantify how the €3 trillion of investment required to implement these savings will reduce the net cost of heating and cooling in Europe.

The dissemination activities are expected to directly build the skills and capacity of at least 350 people in specific target groups identified by the consortium, while the communication activities will inform at least 50,000 people about the project activities and results.

Key PlanEnergi activities

PlanEnergi contributes to two work packages; WP6 and WP7.

In WP6 PlanEnergi contributes to the review of the cost variation in energy plants in the 14 MSs included in the project.


In WP7 PlanEnergi contributes to the tasks of

  1. elaborating guidelines for local, national and EU-lead users and
  2. business strategies and business cases to encourage market uptake



During spring 2018, a number of workshops were held in the HRE4-project. Please refer to for further information regarding this.