The workshop was held on October 6, 2015 at the Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung (SIR), Salzburg with the participation of 8 policy makers and stakeholders representing local municipality associations and the heat supplier utilities.
The objectives of the meeting were:
- Reporting on RES H/C SPREAD plans, maps, cost-benefit-analyses;
- Discussion of the results regarding excess-heat potentials and costs and benefits for the region;
- Discussion of the integration of results into regional planning processes; agreement on the way forward.
In this framework, the development of a methodology for mapping the excess-heat supply was thoroughly discussed as this resource has a considerable potential in the region. Also the methodology for the cost benefit analysis and the corresponding application scenarios was discussed, and it was agreed that this analysis would be coordinated in accordance with regional needs.