As part of the D2Grids project, CE Delft analysed the options for accelerating the roll-out of 5th generation heat and cold networks (5GDHC) for the Dutch pilot region of Parkstad Limburg. Using a regional analysis, the first step was to identify those areas, neighbourhoods and districts that have potential for 5GDHC. This has been framed in a Regional Vision. The second step focused on two areas, for which a Local Action Plan was developed in more detail. These Local Action Plans contain specific starting points for rolling out 5GDHC.
The D2Grids project also carried out similar analysis for the regions of Bochum (Germany), Glasgow (UK), Paris-Saclay (France) and Plymouth (UK).