The Netherlands is moving away from gas in the supply of heating. As a result, homes, offices and other buildings will need to be heated in alternative ways. One of these alternatives is district heating. District heating offers the possibility to connect more sustainable heat sources, making it possible in the long term to work on 100% CO2-free solutions, such as sun, hydrogen, geothermal energy, aquathermal heating and heat from data centers.
Constructing new heat sources and installing heat networks has significant implications for the environment. District heating networks are often needed in busy areas. Several aspects must be considered, above as well as underground. Gaining insight as quickly as possible into all possibilities, impediments and needs and wishes of stakeholders now and in the near future is vital. This information can be used to make well-informed choices.
We support Vattenfall HEAT in its development towards a stakeholder-oriented organization that identifies issues with stakeholders at an early stage and adequately includes them in decision-making and work processes.