The first part of the research question focuses on finding the extent of residual heat supply from datacenters and the feasibility of district heating systems and the involved actors that encompasses the integration of datacenters with district heating. The second part of the research question focuses on the effectiveness the application of a institutional mapping methodology to assess the institutional feasibility.
The city of Amsterdam is used as case for this research since a high amount of datacenters and are present in Amsterdam. Besides the datacenters, the actors that are involved with district heating are also included in this research. Six actor groups were considered: datacenters, retailers and utility companies, technical consultancy and manufacturers for district heating, municipalities, grid operators, law and policy makers.
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