On 23rd of November, around 30 representatives of local district heating operators, municipal utilities and representatives of municipalities in Germany came together in the LowTEMP 2.0 online seminar “Shaping the heat transition – starting points, instruments and criteria for municipalities” to learn about strategic approaches and tools for municipal heating planning. Especially in smaller municipalities, there is currently a lack of important know-how and decision-making support for investments in the future.  By presenting the results of the Interreg projects “LowTEMP” and “LowTEMP 2.0”, the seminar provided important insights for a decision-making basis for the transformation of the local heat supply.

Jan Gerbitz, ZEBAU GmbH, introduced the importance of a more concrete consideration of the local heat supply for the heat transition and the achievement of the climate goals and explained possible starting points, instruments and criteria of a municipal heat planning. Furthermore, he introduced the training package and e-learning programme developed within the framework of LowTEMP 2.0. Cornelia Siebke, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, delved deeper into the topic and showed an exemplary procedure in the life cycle analysis using the tools developed in LowTEMP.  Georg Bosak, AGFW, presented the positive effects for regional added value, that provides an important argumentation support for a long-term municipal heat transition.