Objectives and Goals

Specific objectives of MEMPHIS are:

1. To develop and validate a generic methodology using open data to assess waste heat potential from industry and service sector on a city district level;

2. To develop and validate a generic methodology using open data to assess heat potential from sewage water flows in cities;

3. To apply the new methodology to three representative cities / regions in Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom;

4. To analyse the transferability of the methodology to other IEA DHC member countries.

National and international stakeholders of the DH sector will get involved to ensure the expertise exchange and increase the efficient utilisation of waste heat in DH systems.

The results will provide DH system operators, municipalities and industrial companies with necessary information to quantify, qualify and financially unlock the heat potential of their so far wasted heat sources and to select the necessary technology for heat integration. The project will provide a knowledge advantage to local or regional stakeholders in an energy-politically important question as expertise in waste heat integration could lead to decentralised, low carbon, resilient forms of heating. And it gives additional insight for more efficient planning of combined heat and power systems in urban master planning and development processes.