Support for the formulation of a long-term vision for the heat supply business


Project description
District heating and cooling (DHC) was first introduced in Osaka in 1970 when the Osaka Expo was held. To commemorate its 50th anniversary in 2020, a symposium was held in February that year at which its long-term vision was announced. In this project, we provided support for the formulation of this long-term vision from various perspectives, including social changes and challenges in the situation surrounding the environment and energy, DHC solutions, the role of DHC in the run-up to 2030, and the evolution of DHC in preparation for 2050.
Technical features
Our proposal envisioned DHC as a “District Total Service (DTS)” in the future. This calls for expanding the energy network while accepting diverse sources of energy; collecting various data and using this data for creating community-centered services; and working with the community to decarbonize society and promote vibrant town development.