International: District heating opportunities in France for Swedish companies

With Sustainable Heating and Cooling being a Swedish priority, Business Sweden in France has conducted an analysis of the French district heating market and highlighting the opportunities and challenges for Swedish companies in the market.

Opportunities in France

Sustainable Heating and Cooling is a Swedish priority, nationally and internationally. The theme is included in the French and Swedish strategic partnership for innovation and green solutions signed by the governments of Sweden and France in November 2017.

The French Government has bold ambitions to multiply the quantity of heat from renewable sources by five until year 2030, based on 2012 levels. With French climate goals being described as ambitious by the French Government, district heating is seen as a key tool in the national plans for energy transition.​

France has a well-established district heating sector with 761 heat networks, and is looking to expand, develop and upgrade. As the scale up of the operations in France is currently taking place, the district heating market shows potential for Swedish district heating companies.​

As Sweden is home to a wide range of companies possessing experience and know-how regarding effective implementation and running of heat networks, Swedish district heating companies face prospects of developing and strengthening their positions in France, by working towards and together with French district heating stakeholders.​

This report produced by Business Sweden strives to serve as an introduction to the French district heating market, by outlining the key metrics, main stakeholders involved in the development of district heating networks, political policies driving the market forward, as well as geographical differences. These factors combined are then used in order to give recommendations for Swedish suppliers on how to address the French district heating market.

Please find the link to download the 2019 report to the right –>


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