The analysis will advise whether Asker should maintain and modernize the bioenergy district heating plant or replace it with other innovative and sustainable energy solutions, e.g. thermal energy from geothermal heat wells, potentially in combination with solar collectors and solar panels. Analysing opportunities, risks and costs is necessary to advance a political process for determining which investments Asker should approach to become self-sufficient with zero-emission energy for its buildings and facilities in the area.
Perspectives for the analysis: cost and energy-effective emission-reducing alternatives.
Environmental elements: emissions, production, transport & logistics. Financing/investment, societal perspectives/responsibilities in energy supply to other actors (public and private residents), and timeline calculations for prospect systems. Grid electricity is zero emission hydropower.