Euroheat & Power Newsletter | August 2017

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Member Newsletter August 2017

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Register now for the International District Cooling & Heating Conference

If you’re planning on attending the International District Cooling & Heating Conference, then hop on over to the registration page right now and register! You only have until Thursday 31 August to take advantage of the early-bird rate!

And if you haven’t yet decided to attend the most important District Cooling and Heating conference of the year in the Middle East, read on to see why this is one conference you can’t afford to miss.

Make a donation for the Global District Energy Climate Awards

Make a Donation! Your donation goes directly to the work of the Global District Energy Climate Awards to fund its activities and programmes. The Global District Energy Climate Awards is a not-for-profit initiative. DONATE with Paypal.

Long term commitment: Platinum, premier and major donors are making significant investments in the advancement of District Energy and Climate Action. These contributions fund specific programmes, such as the awards and its ceremony. All linked activities are organised on a not-for-profit basis and any positive result will be used for further District Energy educational activities, agreed jointly by the Global District Energy Climate Award chairman and members of the evaluation panel.


We need your input for the 2018 Global District Energy Days

Euroheat & Power and Finnish Energy have teamed up for the 2018 Global District Energy Days. During this two and half days event you will get the opportunity to discuss major issues of importance for European and global district energy sectors across a range of technical and commercial issues; from resource assessment and innovative technological design, to market and policy developments.

In order to keep our events fresh and relevant, we want to hear from our most important stakeholder: YOU! Please take just a few moments to tell us what you would like to see on the agenda of the 2018 Big Event in Helsinki and click on the button:


Calendar Euroheat & Power Meetings & Events

13/09/2017 Energy Policy Committee Meeting in Brussels. Please contact [email protected].

17/10/2017 Energy Policy Committee Meeting in Brussels. Please contact [email protected].

17/11/2017 DHC+ Steering Committee Meeting in Brussels. Please contact [email protected].

28/11/2017 Energy Policy Committee Meeting in Brussels. Please contact [email protected].


Policy News

Commission to review permits of Large Combustion Plants

The adoption of an implementing act by the European Commission brings into effect “Best Available Technique” (BAT) conclusions for Large Combustion Plants, such as power stations and district heating plants. Read more in the official press release.


Other policy updates on our website

07.08.2017 Vilnius CHP project gets green light from EC


DHC+ Research & Innovation News

HRE4/4DH workshop: Tools and methods for strategic analyses in heating and cooling

This workshop intends to bring together experts on heating and cooling system analyses from various ongoing (EU and beyond) H2020 research and innovation projects to exchange experiences, lessons learned and ways forward with regard to heating and cooling focused energy system analyses. The workshop aims at both getting a better understanding of today’s state of the art as well as identifying promising ways forward to improve existing tools and methods.

It will take place on 11 September 2017, from 13.30 to 15.30 at BLOX HUB, Copenhagen. Download programme here and register by 1 September at [email protected].

This event precedes the 3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4GDH, inviting its participants to arrive earlier to the city.


Visit the STORM Demonstration Site in Rottne, Sweden!

The local heating plant in Rottne, a city close to Växjö, is one of the STORM demo sites and this year the plant has its twenty year anniversary!

To celebrate this, STORM project partner Växjö Energie, organises an open house on 26th of August. During that day you can experience guided tours of the local heating plant, you can find out how the production works and learn about the impact of the smart district heating controller. The visits target customers of the heating network and other interested locals, as well as local policy-makers, industry experts and professionals working on energy efficiency and renewables.

Latest News on STORM Controller

After some early test versions, the first version of the STORM controller was finalised in 2016. It has been consequently activated in the demonstration sites. This first version focused on further developing models for the Forecaster and Tracker functionality, while keeping a basic version of the Planner. The second version of STORM, launched during 2017, incorporates a more advanced version of the Planner while also seeing upgrades for both the Forecaster and Tracker. The demo sites are updated with the new version during the course of 2017. Therefore, evaluation results of both versions will be made available in due time. The STORM website has been updated to better showcase the control strategies and modules of the controller.



PLANHEAT Trainings on Heat Planning Kicking Off in September

The PLANHEAT project aims to improve local authorities’ capacity to tackle decarbonising their heating and cooling systems. In order to do so, free webinars and workshops are organised to train municipalities and regions in using the PLANHEAT tool. In September, the first training courses are taking place, starting with a kick-off webinar on 4 September.

Training schedule module 1 “Input data needed for mapping and planning new heating and cooling scenarios”:

  • Webinar for Northern European Cities: September 14, 11:00 – 12:30 CET
  • Webinar for Eastern European Cities: September 15, 10:00 – 11:30 CET
  • Webinar for Southern European Cities: September 19, 10:00 – 12:00 CET
  • Webinar for Cities in the Balkans: September 21, 10:00 – 12:00 CET (in Croatian language TBC)

Don’t miss out and reserve your place!



Members & Industry News

UK decentralised energy ‘has a very strong future’

2017 marks 50 years since Alfred Ernest Haseler founded the UK’s District Heating Association.

In 1985 it became the Combined Heat and Power Association and in 2015 it was renamed to the Association for Decentralised Energy. Decentralized Energy spoke to Director Tim Rotheray about the evolution of the organisation, progress made and obstacles yet to be overcome.

A green heating network in Béthune

The City of Béthune has selected Dalkia for its new heating network, which will serve 6,500 household equivalents via a public service concession. A single “green” network will replace the two existing networks and draw from local, renewable and recovered energy, including mine gas from former mines supplied by Française de l’Energie.

2nd largest district heating network of Île-de-France

By now contributing over 50% of renewable energies to the energy mix of the district heating network of the city and towns of Saint-Denis, Stains, Pierrefitte and L’Ile-Saint-Denis, this boiler unit, converted to biomass, illustrates the dynamism of the local area and its action in favour of the energy transition.

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Calendar External Events

3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems & 4th Generation District Heating
12-13 September 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

CELSIUS Summit: The Power of Networks
27-28 November, Gothenburg, Sweden



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