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District Heating & Cooling Market By Heating Type (Heat-Only Boilers, Combined Heat & Power, Geothermal Heating, Solar Heating, Heat Pumps), By Cooling Type (Free Cooling, Absorption Cooling, Compression Cooling), By End-User (Residential, Commercial, Industrial) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

Industry Outlook

The technique of district heating as well as district cooling are making a strong comeback, registering a market value of US$ 13.89 Bn in 2017 and projected to flourish and reach US$ 23.66 Bn by 2026 with a notable CAGR of 6.1% compared to other space heating and cooling methods. High cost, improper utilization of available resources and long-term solution to domestic and commercial heat & cooling energy requirements are few of the several factors responsible for the revival of district heating and cooling systems. Significant reduction of carbon emission and better efficiency in heating & cooling encouraged nations to incorporate district heating & cooling plants as a part of their contribution towards saving the environment.

Market Synopsis

District Heating & Cooling Market

Combined Heat Power is Widely Used across Various Industries due to Various Advantages Offered by the Technique

At present combined heat and power district heating dominate the global district heating market. Combined heat and power (CHP) plants or cogeneration plants generate heat as well as electricity simultaneously. A conventional thermal power plant can achieve 25% to 30% efficiency, besides, a CHP plant can achieve an efficiency of more than 80% and go beyond 100% by condensing the flue gases. This makes significant reduction in overall carbon emission and allows complete utilization of heat sources such as fossil fuels.  However, use of fossil fuels or other heating power source does involve more carbon emission compared to solar heating for district heating. Aforementioned factor and long-term cost-efficiency projected to stimulate the demand for solar-powered district heating beyond the forecast period.

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Vapor Absorption District Cooling to Bag More Market Value in Coming Years

Compression cooling have effective and fast cooling; hence, lead the global district cooling market in terms of market value. The system uses compressors or electric chillers to produce cooling effect through refrigerants. Compression cooling offered more tons of cooling compared to absorption with respect to same system size, however, the electricity consumption and carbon emission is on higher side compared to absorption district cooling system. Consequently, the market for absorption district cooling growing at considerable rate and projected to surpass vapor compression district cooling in upcoming years.

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Residential End-user is the Primary Consumer of District Heating and Cooling

Currently, residential sector is the biggest consumer of district heating and cooling in terms of market value. Majority of district heating and cooling plants are designed and installed to reduce the burden of domestic expenditure for cooling and heating. These plants have a capability to provide necessary heating or cooling to an small sections of a city if not complete city. Industrial end-user trails residential segment and expected to grow continuously. Industries are starting to rely on district cooling and heating as they reduce heavy expenses and generates smaller carbon footprint. Commercial end-user is the fastest growing segment and projected to surpass industrial end-user segment during the forecast period. 

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Changing Government Rules and Regulations is Likely to Propel the Growth of District Heating and Cooling Market across the Globe

The role of government initiatives for smart cities and efficient buildings are influencing the significance of district heating and cooling across the globe. These contemprary norms are posing challenges for existing conventional comforting method to comply with rapidly changing environmental conditions. Consequently, nations across the globe are shifting towards efficient alternatives such as use of renewable energy sources and district cooling and heating alternatives. At present, Europe is the biggest consumer of district heating while Middle East dominates the district cooling market. North America trails Europe and Middle East in combined district heating and cooling market in terms of market value.

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District Heating & Cooling Companies Showing Perseverance to be Rewarded in Years to Come

Installation of district heating and cooling plants involves heavy investments, formidable energy generation and distribution companies score a better chance of survival with limited competition around. Companies have to be persistent for the long process of government acceptance, infrastructure erection and commencement of project before reaching the break-even point. Some of the most prominent and notable players from district heating and cooling market profiled in this research study includes ADC Energy Systems LLC, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), Emirates District Cooling LLC (Emicool), Emirates National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed), Keppel DHCS Pte. Ltd., Logstor A/S, KELAG Wärme GmbH, Shinryo Corporation, Vattenfall AB, Fortum Oyj, Statkraft AS, The Korea District Heating Corporation, Hafslund AS, Goteborg Energi, Tekla Corporation, and Ramboll Group A/S among others.

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Market Segmentation

By Heating Type

  • Heat-only Boilers
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Geothermal Heating
  • Solar Heating
  • Heat Pumps

By Cooling Type

  • Free Cooling
  • Absorption Cooling
  • Compression Cooling

By End-user

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

By Geography Segment

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australasia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
    • Unite Arab Emirates
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of Middle East
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Latin America
    • Africa

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Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the latest trends in the district heating & cooling market and potential opportunities for the players?
  • How growing awareness towards global warming will affect the global as well as regional district heating & cooling market?
  • How different methods of heating and cooling will affect the market growth?
  • Which is the largest and fastest growing segment in terms of heating type, cooling type, and end-user?
  • Which is the most attractive geographical region/country for overall district heating & cooling market?
  • How renewable energy will play a vital role in overall district heating & cooling market in coming years?
  • What is the market size and trends in developing regions such as Asia Pacific, and Latin America?
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Published Date:  Jul 2018
Category:  Energy
Report ID:   59230
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Pages:   120
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