DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEM MANAGEMENT GUIDE
The District Heating Ownership guide provides an overview of different ownership structures in CEE and Western European countries, and their recent development. The ownership and management of DH systems are divided into three main groups: solely public, solely private, and public-private partnership with mixed ownership and management. In total, eight mixed models are presented. the Guide does not answer explicitly a question if the district heating (DH) assets should be privatised, or remain in public ownership, since there is no single answer for this question. It provides a brief overview of the history, current status, and trends in DH ownership in both the OECD/EU countries and in countries with economies in transition.
The Guide is intended primarily for policy and decision makers on a national, municipal and utility level who consider a change of ownership or operationalschemes, and potentially privatisation of the district heating assets.
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