MSc Thesis AMS Institute - The Prospects for Heat: Urban heat modelling as a means for a sustainable and equitable heat transition in the historic centre of Amsterdam

MADE Student Project

As part of a nationwide energy transition, the city of Amsterdam aims to reduce CO2 emission by 95% in 2050 relative to 1990. To achieve such an ambition, the municipality has set requirements on the implementation of a sustainable and low-carbon heat supply.
The historic centre of Amsterdam has the highest heat demand density measured in peta joules (PJ) of the entire city. However, underground infrastructure and monumental buildings have postponed the development of a sustainable heat system in this area. This thesis considers the optimal mix of technology choices that can supply this areas’ heat demand in the future. In a reliable, sustainable, and affordable manner.

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Author: Tess Miedema 

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