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Table 1 Known challenges to Swedish district heating companies

From: Challenges for business change in district heating

Category of challenge Example of challenge
1. Technological development - Value of incremental development
- Locked into current technology
- New technology (low temperature)
2. Institutional change - Deregulation of market
- District heating law
-Threat of price regulation
-Third party access assessments
3. Market challenges - Competition (heat pumps)
- Declining demand
- Changing customer requests