Streamlining permitting procedures for thermal infrastructure

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A streamlined permitting process entails clear and transparent procedures that aim to accelerate, guarantee and ensure quality. This is important in the case of thermal infrastructure, such as district heating systems, which require large investments and the participation of multiple actors. Streamlined procedures can make it easier to apply for permits (such as with a one-stop shop), prevent breakdowns in communication and facilitate co-ordination among various decision makers. The procedures should include installation guidelines outlining key steps, requirements, cost calculations and assessments of CO2 reductions. They will also be most effective when tailored to their various audiences, such as homeowners, renters or commercial installers.


Streamlining permitting procedures for thermal infrastructure would significantly accelerate the deployment of power-to-heat technologies in buildings.

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