Under the Cogeneration Directive (2004/8/EC) EU Member States have identified their cogeneration potential out to 2020 but many have failed or are failing to make progress on cogeneration despite the wide range of support measures which are in place. Since 5 December 2012, the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) is in place repealing the Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC) and the Cogeneration Directive. To stimulate CHP growth, the EED proposal suggests for instance to introduce the concept of national heating and cooling plan for the promotion of cogeneration or to address longstanding physical and economic difficulties in connecting CHP to the electricity network.

The CODE2 project, spanning the entry into force of the new EED will disseminate the lessons learned from the previous CODE project and will structure and support the development of 27 National Cogeneration Roadmaps and one European Cogeneration Roadmap. This project will also develop “How-to” guides focused on understanding the cogeneration legislation and business case to simplify first steps for new users. In addition, the project will encourage policy improvement generating more rapid uptake of cogeneration in Member States.

CODE2 will focus most of its effort on 7 pilot Member States where the process of roadmap development and refinement will be first used. The guided roadmap approach and the lessons learned through developing roadmaps with the pilot Member States will be further disseminated through a concrete and realisable European Cogeneration Roadmap to 2030 for all 27 Member States. Where possible CODE2 will make use of the lessons learned in the first CODE project.

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