Municipalities have been assigned one very challenging role in the heat transition: the coordinating role. A very important role that requires both content management as well as process management and facilitation of all stakeholders. The path to a natural gas-free district is long and many considerations and decisions have to be made:
- Which heating solution is suitable in which place and for which residents?
- Do we want a heat grid? And if so at what temperature?
- Where is a power grid upgrade needed?
The answers remain vague if you do not have the correct calculations and not all regional partners and residents are connected.