The Guide to Financing 4DHC presents some financing instruments used to develop district and cooling projects. It also provides an overview of different financing sources (European funds, national funds available in the 5 countries of the HeatNet project) and the case studies from the pilot cities. You can download it using the link below.
HeatNet NWE identified the need for an action to make district heating and cooling projects more investable. DHC projects are large and complex and revenues from energy sales are crucial to their viability and investment returns. The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) has been established to increase investment in energy efficiency of buildings by providing standardised tools for project development. These have the dual function of de-risking projects by improving the quality and reliability of revenue estimates, and reducing transaction costs for investment managers by following a standard format, or ‘protocol’, for documentation. Some HeatNet NWE partners took part in the development of this protocol, as explained in the note on Protocol for ICP, that you can download using the link below.