Client: Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE)

Year: 2015 - 2016

Place: Spain

Project name: Technical assistance to identify energy efficiency measures and the use of cogeneration and efficient heating and cooling technologies in Spain and to draw up an interactive heat map.

Brief description:The promotion of efficient urban heating and cooling systems plays a strategic role in the plans of the cities of the future, allowing them to reduce their primary energy consumption, their greenhouse gas emissions, their energy dependence on the outside world and, in short, mitigating climate change. The Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) contracted Creara to draw up a heat map complying with the requirements of Article 14 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) and to look for the necessary tools to promote efficient heating and cooling systems. In the first place, Creara elaborated a thermal energy database that included all the disaggregated information on the consumption of thermal energy in Spain, at cadastral parcel level, as well as the location of all the sources of residual thermal energy that could be reused.

Based on this information, an interactive heat map was drawn up, accessible from the Internet, which includes all the points previously analysed and analyses each of the possible high-efficiency cogeneration systems and efficient urban heating and cooling networks from a technical-economic point of view. Likewise, this analysis determines the impact that the implementation of each of the projects would have on the loss of well-being in society due to the occupation of the territory or the emission of polluting particles, on the energy dependence of the country, on the reliability of the operation of the electrical system and on the national economy.

Project result: Detailed report of the analysis and results obtained and elaboration of an interactive heat map. The heat map identifies and geographically locates the thermal energy demand divided by sector: residential, commercial and industrial and their subsectors. In addition, the potential for efficient cogeneration systems is identified. The public version of this heat map has limited detail in compliance with the data protection policy.