Preliminary analyses for teleheating networks

Teleheating consists of supplying heat or coolness remotely, distributing to the users (homes, industries, public buildings etc.) through an insulated underground piping network connected to a thermal power plant. Teleheating networks make it possible to plan local energy supplies in an optimal manner, benefit from Cantonal incentives and have numerous advantages, both technical and financial.

A preliminary study is always the first step when the objective is to create a teleheating network. The findings are then used to decide if this solution is appropriate to the local territorial conditions.

In order to identify the needs and the renewable energies present in a specific territory, an initial technical-economic-environmental assessment is conducted, using the Institute’s internal expertise and also drawing on a vast network of qualified external collaborators.