A GREAT PLACE FOR SKIING - AND DISTRICT HEATING A GREAT PLACE FOR SKIING
What role do district heating systems play in the energy transition, price competitiveness, and electricity demand management? And how does all this fit into a context of decarbonization?
By: Albert Moles, CEO of FEDA and Jordi Travé, Director of FEDA Ecoterm
Andorra, a country surrounded by mountains Andorra is a country with 468 square kilometers located in the Pyrenees center between France and Spain. It lies among mountains from 850 to 3,000 meters high. The stable population is just 75,000, but the country welcomes more than 8 million tourists every year, mostly in the winter season when people come here to ski. Andorra's climate is mountainous with Mediterranean components. The country has hot summers and cold winters with abundant snow. Access to Andorra from neighboring countries is by mountain roads, while the energy supply question presents a certain complexity.
Small-scale energy transition States, experts, and energy sector companies agree that decarbonization will entail a sharp increase in electricity use. It will acquire a new investment, converting power stations using fossil fuels to renewable energy facilities. Working at a small country scale requires adapting measures to the territory's reality and using all available means to achieve the transition. In short, a systemic vision of the issue is required, along with the capacity to adapt global policies to local realities.
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