Heat Highway

While the electricity grid is connecting many generation, storage and consumption units, current options for industrial waste heat feed-in and interregional exchange are limited. Heat Highway investigates interregional heat transmission networks, which connect multiple district heating networks and waste heat sources. The concept investigated will go far beyond the state of the art in terms of number of players involved, interregionality and interconnection. Heat Highway aims to develop an interdisciplinary toolbox for heat transmission networks implementation, anticipate the excess heat from breakthrough processes, develop a cost-effective pipe system and construct a “lean pipe prototype”, and set up a “virtual heat transmission networks demonstrator”, based on 3D simulation, which shows that HTN system complexity is manageable. Heat Highway elaborates two 100 km long heat transmission networks in central Upper Austria and Styria.
The Chair of Energy Network Technology is responsible for the development of a district heating load flow calculation tool as well as the investigation of the stryrian usecase.


Opening hours

Mo-Do 09:00-15:00
        Fr 09:00-12:00


Directions & location plan

Parkstraße 31
A-8700 Leoben