Nantes plans impressive heating coverage through extension of district heating systems
10 May 2012
The district heating systems will be supplied through the combustion of both waste (41%) and wood (43%).
The aim of this project is to cover the heating needs of social housing units in particular. As a result, 49,5% of social housing residents in Nantes are expected to benefit from a long-term drop in their energy bills thanks to their connection to these systems.
Condominiums joining the new district heating system will also receive a 15% reduction in their bills.
The Climate Plan of Nantes Métropole aims at reducing the CO2 emissions per inhabitant by 30% by 2020.
The installation of boilers supplied by renewable energy (including biomass or waste) is a particularly effective lever to achieve this goal.