Since July 2017, the Federal Government has started funding heat network operators, aiming at either creating low-tenperature heat networks with a high proportion of renewable energies and waste heat or transforming their existing networks into similar, low-CO2 networks. The funding can be provided for covering the cost of feasibility studies as well as the costs of the realisation of the heat networks. IEA/IRENA Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database © OECD/IEA and IRENA, [November 2020]