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Ana Lovrak
26.02.2020 12:17

Last week I was at the demonstration of the HOTMAPS tool. It is free open source mapping and planning tool for heating and cooling, which is so useful for SECAP development since it supports authorities and energy planners to set up a strategic heating and cooling plan for their municipality (or region). The toolbox allows the user to: identify the location of current heating and cooling demand as well as supply on a map for EU28, identify renewable energy potential to supply heating and cooling for a selected area, identify waste heat potential from industrial facilities within a selected area, estimate the potential for efficient district heating options within a selected area, estimate and compare the costs of individual heating vs. district heating options within a selected area, develop scenarios for decarbonisation pathways of heating and cooling. The first version of the tool is available at