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Cogeneration and District Heating - Best Practices for Municipalities

Detailed description of the Good Practice

District heating (DH) and co-generation of heat power (CHP) are well known technologies in the energy business and often included in municipal policies as well. Some of the major benefits of DH and CHP are less known and the barriers faced by further development of DH and CHP are substantial. The main barriers are institutional. Municipalities can play a powerful role in facilitating the local DH and CHP development in order to achieve the economic and environmental benefits of DH and CHP.

Energy saving, energy efficiency

Objectives of the Good Practice

The report Cogeneration and District Heating - Best Practices for Municipalities is produced to assist municipalities in promoting efficient and environmental beneficial DH and CHP. The focus of the report is on the economies in transition, where the institutional barriers are acute. The report addresses the issues of organisational framework, price regulation and financing, energy demand, rehabilitation of DH systems and benchmarking of DH and CHP.

Participants of the Good Practice

The study is made publicly available by Energy Charter Secretariat.

Target group of the Good Practice


More Details of the Good Practice

Documentation and documents

Available files

Contact details

Energy Charter Secretariat
Boulevard de la Woluwe, 56 • B-1200 Brussels • Belgium
Tel: +32 2 775 9800 • Fax: +32 2 775 9801 • Email: info@encharter.org

Data sources and references

Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (PEEREA)(2006):Cogeneration and District Heating-Best Practices for municipalities

(Visited on the 5th of November 2008)