Further development of energy system transformation in the heating sector

Within a project for the implementation of the energy system transformation, ifeu carried out various analyses investigating the transformation of the heating market on behalf of the BMU and in cooperation with IZES and FÖS.

The heat market, the subject of the first report published, is particularly characterized by long-term decision-making requirements, as both the building stock and the heat infrastructures (generators, networks, storage facilities) and process heat plants are subject to long-term investment cycles. Accordingly, an implementation concept for political measures must be based on the long-term goals, which in the energy concept for 2050 define the almost climate-neutral building stock as a target, which has a very low energy demand, predominantly covered by renewable energies.

The second report deals with the use of municipal waste water for heating purposes. It analyses the techno-economic potential of using energy from waste water in the German building stock with the result that heat pumps can be used very efficiently for heating purposes to maintain the high temperature level of waste water throughout the year.


September 2015 – August 2018


Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)


IZES, Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme (Projektleitung)

FÖS, Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft

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