Heat Highway – Heat Transmission Networks in Upper Austria and in Styria
Photo © Simon Moser
The project Heat Highway was officially launched with a kick-off in mid-March. Under the consortium leadership of the Energieinstitut of Johannes Kepler University Linz 17 partners from industry and research are working on the transformation of the Austrian energy system. At the example of existing electricity transmission grids, the project analyses and prepares supra-regional heat transmission grids from a technical, economic and legal point of view. The defined aim is to establish so far unused synergies between heat networks, industrial processes (heat demand and waste heat) and other heat sources, storage facilities and consumers, and to develop innovative solutions to challenges in energy planning.