This article focuses on the integration of large-scale heat pumps in future district heating systems. The combination of district heating and heat pumps are foreseen to have a key role in the future energy systems and future district heating systems are predicted to have a larger number of heat pumps installed in the grids compared to today.
Scenarios made by the project Heat Roadmap Europe shows that with an expansion of district heating, it is possible to cover up to 50% of the heating demand in Europe with district heating and around 25% of the energy to the district heating grids will come from heat pumps1. The project shows different scenarios, all including a larger share of district heating.
The scenarios show the potential of reducing (...)