The study Heating from renewable and alternative energy sources for the city of Motru. Solutions and recommendations. identifies and analyses sustainable heating solutions for the city of Motru, located in Gorj County, Romania. It assesses the current state of district heating in the city (which is based on lignite coal), including demand and energy performance, and estimates the potential for using locally-produced renewable sources instead of lignite.
The study finds that with the correct combination of technologies, Motru can supply 100 per cent of its heat from renewable sources, all year round. Of the different alternative scenarios for heating the city, one which includes heat pumps and solar panels is the most viable, easiest to manage, and most reliable in terms of continuity and safety of supply.Download pdf