The Barcelona and l’Hospitalet DHC Network

Three power plants to supply an area of more than 15,000,000 m2

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Barcelona, a cosmopolitan and dynamic city, is also the precursor in Spain of a still emerging market: DHC networks. In 2006, an amendment to the Metropolitan General Plan was approved for urban conversion in the neighbourhood of La Marina through a DHC network, intended to reconcile residential use with businesses.


At that time, the L’Hospitalet and Barcelona town councils agreed to extend the service to Plaza Europa, the Gran Vía de L’Hospitalet, the port and the free zone. This agreement has resulted in the construction of a DHC network which, through three plants and a network of pipes, supply heat to customers in the residential, industrial and tertiary sector (hospitals, offices, sports centres, shopping centres, schools etc.).