Innovative District Heating in practice

How do we go from theory to practice? Representatives of the RELaTED and ReUseHeat projects will share their experience on the pilot sites of Belgrade and Berlin.

The 28 October 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 Brussels time

Following the release of the Fit for 55 package in July 2021 and the revisions of key directives like the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, boosting innovation in energy sources and energy-saving sectors has never been more needed. Innovative technologies and systems entail great challenges. District Heating and Cooling sector is no exception.

Pilot and demonstration sites are a necessary step for any project willing to make a change. Although not running smoothly all the time, these sites allow for, sometimes unforeseen, yet interesting discoveries and progress.

In this web conference, representatives of the projects RELaTED and ReUseHeat will share their experience with their pilot sites. They will explain the work that has been done in the past years, some challenges they may have faced, but more importantly the results they have obtained.


10:00 Welcome and introduction of the session by Roberto Garay Martinez, TECNALIA

10:15 Innovative DHC in the EU policy, by Madis Laaniste, DG ENER

10:30 Discussion about the DHC demonstration sites featuring:

  • Radmilo Savic representing the RELaTED demonstration site of Belgrade
  • Karl Ochsner representing the ReUseHeat demonstration site of Berlin

11:30 End