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’