Policy related events

REWARDHeat / Celsius Policy Workshop

Participate to the event organized by projects ENTRAIN, TEMPO, REWARDHeat and the Celsius Initiative on Thursday 17th March 2022 in Brussels, TownHall Europe, Square de Meeûs 5-6. Registration and participation to the event are free of charge.

The 17 March 2022 from 09:00 to 00:00 Brussels time City of Brussels, Belgium


The modernisation and decarbonisation of district heating requires multifaceted action. The establishment of an enabling policy framework is needed to support the roll out of networks across Europe; while innovative technical solutions are required to upgrade networks and enable the efficient integration of local and renewable energy sources.
This full day event will focus on both approaches: best practice policies and actions for fostering the use of local energy sources, as well as technological innovations to optimise the operating temperature of the district heating networks.


8:30 Welcome coffee and registration
9:00 – 9:05 Opening Remarks | Florence Ranson (Moderator)
9:05 – 9:15 Keynote Speech | MEP Ville Niinistö, Greens/EFA

9:15 – 11:15 ‘Local strategies and actions for renewables in small district heating networks – Interreg CE ENTRAIN project’

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 13:30 ‘Delivering environmental objectives through sustainable heating and cooling: A new generation of district heating and cooling networks – H2020 REWARDHeat project & Celsius Initiative’

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 17:30 ‘Innovations for a more efficient and optimized district heating network – H2020 TEMPO project’