"Heat Networks by Sweden has in scope and scale been reframed as Sustainable Heating and Cooling by Sweden, in order to not limit the programme to district energy networks, even though this will continue to be the first priority. "
“Sustainable Heating and Cooling is a Swedish priority, nationally and internationally.” says Paul Westin, Senior Advisor at the Swedish Energy Agency, and continues “Transforming the heating markets in Europe and globally to more renewables and better efficiency is key for achieving sustainability goals including climate targets and better city environments.”
The Swedish heating market is already almost fossil free. In Sweden, district heating has a 90 per cent market share for heating multiple dwelling buildings, while we can find the world’s largest share of heat pumps for heating detached houses. District cooling networks are also already established in all major cities in Sweden.
Since 2016 the Swedish Energy Agency has, in collaboration with Business Sweden, run the Heat Networks by Sweden programme for the UK market, aiming at introducing Swedish suppliers to the expanding UK district heating market. The programme has comprised more than 40 Swedish suppliers of technology and services to the heating market. The programme expanded in 2019 to include France and the European landscape as a whole, as well as China in a separate effort. As there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for the heating and cooling market, it is important to have a holistic approach, which is why Heat Networks now changes name and form to also support a wider range of integrated solutions, such as heat pumps and energy storage solutions.
“Heat Networks by Sweden has in scope and scale now been reframed as Sustainable Heating and Cooling by Sweden, in order to not limit the programme to district energy networks, even though this will continue to be the first priority. “ says Paul Westin.
Sweden is at the forefront of decentralised heat networks technology. Our aim for “Sustainable Heating & Cooling by Sweden” is to facilitate knowledge sharing between British and Swedish stakeholders and develop and encourage environmental and economic best practice.
To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please contact our London-based “SHC” team. We can introduce you to leading consultants, suppliers of technology and services who will be pleased to share know-how of the development of heat network solutions.