Welcome to an international conference
on district heating & cooling

25th of November 13.00 - 26th of November 12.00 (CET)

District heating and cooling is a key to the decarbonisation of Europe and the transition to sustainable energy. District energy networks still has challenges to overcome, but developments in modernizing and digitalizing existing grids and the advances of the next generation district heating and cooling show us the future.
 

You are invited to a conference with focus on innovative solutions of low temperature networks and in parallel, technologies to future proof the large systems already in operation. Some of the topics that will be covered in the conference includes 4GDH and low temperature district heating, optimization of existing grids, future energy sources including surplus heat and the use of district heating in areas of new, energy efficient buildings.

LATEST NEWS

New confirmed key note speaker

Therese Nehler, PhD, Division of Energy Systems, Linköping University

Peer discussions

We offer peer discussions included in the price for the conference. We will do the matching while the matching partners set the date for each peer themselves.

WE OFFER YOU

seminars

workshops

peer discussions

virtual study visit

sponsored slots

TARGET GROUPS

DH companies

technology suppliers

researchers

demand side

public sector

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The Future of Thermal Grids 2020 is offered as a digital conference

The Future of Thermal Grids 2020 is offered as a digital conference

 

PROGRAM 25TH OF NOVEMBER

12.45

Login for conference opens

13.00

Introduction by moderators Liisa Fransson and Moa Dahlman Truesdale

13.10

How Smart Energy System Integration becomes Reality: Building Blocks and Challenges

Markus Witt, Vattenfall

13.25

District Heating and cooling in Europe: The Green Deal

Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power

13.40

Practical information from moderators // Break // Switching to themed sessions

Future proofing existing grids

14.00

An international view on how to modernize DH Grids

Valdas Lukosevicius, Lithuania DH Association

14.15

Smart Asset Management - SAM

Håkan Knutsson, SweHeat

14.30

Eliminating distribution bottle necks

Kerstin Sernhed, Lund University

Per-Olof Johansson Kallioniemi, Lund University

Low temperature and 4/5GDH grids

14.00

Innovation workshop by CoolDH project

Real cases will be used to get an understanding of technical and non-technical challenges. Together with the problem owner, the participants will explore and develop ideas and solutions. You will gain new insights and the diversity of the participants will reveal new ideas to handle the challenges.

14.45

Break // Possibility to switch session

15.00

Take care of your network

Magnus Ohlsson, Öresundskraft

15.15

Selective Refurbishment Carbon fibre relining

Andreas Martsman, PPR

15.30

Discussion about infrastructure/district heating networks

15.40

Company presentation

15.50

Company presentation

15.00

Medicon Village - a full scale demo site for a 5th generation thermal grid

Helen Carlström, E.ON

15.15

Low temperature and two-directional district heat in Finland - case Skanssi

Lotta Lyytikäinen, Turku Energy

15.30

From 3rd to 4th generation district heating supply

Niels Hansen, Albertslund Municipality

15.45

Discussion - experiences from operating LTDH networks

16.00

END OF DAY 1

PROGRAM 26TH OF NOVEMBER

08.45

Login for conference opens

09.00

Introduction and practical information by moderators

09.05

Driving city innovation

Patrik Hermansson, Öresundskraft

09.20

Virtual study visit to Lund and the world’s largest Low Temperature District Heating-grid

09.35

Practical information from moderators // Break // Switching to themed sessions

Future proofing existing grids

09.45

Utilization and digitalization

Patrick Isacson, Crossbreed

10.00

Total optimization in interconnected district heating systems

Anders Ottosson, MRC Nordic

10.15

STORM project

Ann Wouters, Energyville

Low temperature and 4/5GDH grids

09.45

Innovation workshop by CoolDH project

Real cases will be used to get an understanding of technical and non-technical challenges. Together with the problem owner, the participants will explore and develop ideas and solutions. You will gain new insights and the diversity of the participants will reveal new ideas to handle the challenges.

10.30

Break // Possibility to switch session

10.40

Discussion about digitalization

10.55

Company presentation

11.05

Company presentation

11.15

Company presentation

10.40

Future Thermal Grids - challenges and needs for future development

Ola Gustafsson, RISE

10.55

The world's first district heating grid with a low temperature 3-pipe solution?

Rolf Strandell, Halmstad Environment & Energy

11.10

Wireless concentrating collectors for solar district heating applications

Francesco Orioli, Soltigua

11.25

Short break

11.30

Knowledge platform for continous monitoring of thermal energy systems research

Therese Nehler, Linköping University

11.45

Moderators summing up

12.00

END OF DAY 2 AND CONFERENCE

MODERATORS AND SPEAKERS

MODERATORS OF THE CONFERENCE

LIISA FRANSSON, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

Research and Business Developer at RISE with experience of working with energy transition from business, research and innovation perspectives. Member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling.

MOA DAHLMAN TRUESDALE, Energy Opticon, Sweden

CFO and Head of the innovation team at Energy Opticon - providing optimization software for energy companies. Member of the boards of Sustainable Business Hub and Swedish Council of District Heating. Innovation director.

 
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

MARKUS WITT, Vattenfall, Germany

How Smart Energy System Integration becomes Reality: Building Blocks and Challenges

As a fully integrated European utility, Vattenfall is committed to integrating different energy sectors in a cost-efficient manner and is investing in the growth of renewable energy sources in various European markets. Markus’ Asset Management division is responsible for the transformation of their district heating networks into fossil-free energy systems. Energy storage technologies and the integration of renewable electric are key for the decarbonization of the district heating and cooling sector.

District heating and cooling in Europe: The Green Deal

To overcome the societal and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, the European Union must implement a recovery plan, based on the core principles of the Green Deal. This plan should prioritise low-carbon investments, which will bolster the economy, while creating jobs and improving people’s health and life. DHC networks are ideally placed to speed up the green recovery and help to achieve EU climate and energy targets, by decarbonising heating and cooling in Europe.  

PATRIK HERMANSSON, Öresundskraft, Sweden

Driving city innovation

How district heating companies can provide new value to cities.

THERESE NEHLER, Linköping University, Sweden

Knowledge platform for continuous monitoring of thermal energy systems research

Thermal energy systems have to be adapted to not only prevailing conditions but also to future challenges. Therefore, Energiforsk and Linköping University in Sweden have launched a platform for thermal energy systems research with the aim to further position and strengthen the development of renewable and competitive district heating and cooling systems. This knowledge platform will serve as a forum and for continuous monitoring of the research and news in respect to the context of thermal energy systems. In addition, the platform will also be a tool for simplifying knowledge procurement.

PAUL VOSS, Euroheat & Power, Belgium

SPEAKERS // PARALLEL SESSION 1
Low temperature and 4/5GDH grids

FRANCESCO ORIOLI, Soltigua, Italy

Wireless concentrating collectors for solar district heating applications

Recent developments from the Horizon2020 project WEDISTRICT is presented, with focus on using solar energy in district heating.

ROLF STRANDELL, Halmstad Energy & Environment, Sweden

The world’s first district heating grid with a low temperature 3-pipe solution?

 

A peak view into the ongoing Ranagård project in Halmstad, Sweden. 500 new homes will get their heat and hot water supply from a low temperature district heating grid designed according to world leading research.

Low temperature and two-directional district heat in Finland
– case Skanssi

A presentation of Turku’s Sustainable Development District, where a two-directional and a low-temperature (65 ºC) district heating network is operated. The two-way system make local heat supply and heat-trade possible, and in the future heat-users can play a more active role in managing their own energy consumption.

HELEN CARLSTRÖM, E.ON, Sweden

Medicon Village - a full scale demo site for a 5th generation thermal grid

In modern cities there are enough thermal energy flows generated by human activity to provide the base for both heating and cooling of the entire city. By connecting buildings with different needs and balancing residual thermal energy flows between them, ectogrid™ effectively uses and reuses all available thermal energy and makes it possible to decrease both pollution and the energy consumption in a city.

OLA GUSTAFSSON, RISE, Sweden

Future Thermal Grids – challenges and needs for future development

What are the most important technical, legal and economic challenges that need to be addressed to be able to 5G thermal grids on a large scale basis. And how does digitalization, resilience and use of waste heat affect the development.

NIELS HANSEN, Albertslund Municipality, Denmark

From third to fourth generation district heating supply

How Albertslund Municipality works with lowering the temperatures in an existing 3rd generation district heating area.

ANN WOUTERS, Energyville, Belgium

SPEAKERS // PARALLEL SESSION 2
Future proofing existing grids

VALDAS LUKOSEVICIUS, Lithuania DH Association, Lithuania

An international view on how to modernize DH grids

Challenges in the district heating grids in Lithuania and countries in Central and Eastern Europe

KERSTIN SERNHED, Lund University, Sweden

Eliminating distribution bottle necks

Analysis of different measures to reduce bottle necks in DH distribution.

(together with Per-Olof Johansson Kallioniemi, below)

PER-OLOF JOHANSSON KALLIONIEMI, Lund University, Sweden

Eliminating distribution bottle necks

Analysis of different measures to reduce bottle necks in DH distribution.

(together with Kerstin Sernhed, above)

HÅKAN KNUTSSON, SweHeat, Sweden

Smart Asset Management – SAM

How can the district heating distribution assets better be assessed, optimized, refurbished and more utilized?

MAGNUS OHLSSON, Öresundskraft, Sweden

Take care of your network

New condition monitoring of district heating grids in practise. How predictive maintenance can support life extension of the pipe network, but also reduce risk of failure.

ANDERS OTTOSSON, MRC Nordic, Sweden

Total optimization in interconnected district heating systems

What are the cost savings in optimization of heat supply in interconnected DH systems between cities?

ANDREAS MARTSMAN, PPR, Sweden

Selective Refurbishment Carbon fibre relining

How you instantly can reduce risk of pipe bursts, extend pipe life time and avoid excavation with specially designed carbon fibre relining.

PATRICK ISACSON, Crossbreed, Sweden

Utilization and digitalization

Examples of how digitalization can support district heating.

WORKSHOPS

Take the chance and join the interactive and innovative workshops hosted by the pioneering project COOL DH. Real cases will be used to get an understanding of technical and non-technical challenges. Together with the problem owner, the participants will explore and develop ideas and solutions. You will gain new insights and the diversity of the participants will reveal new ideas to handle the challenges.

VIRTUAL TOUR

Virtual study visit to Lund and the world’s largest Low Temperature District Heating-grid

Cities are becoming a driving force in the change towards a sustainable development and the city district Brunnshög is a European role model, a pioneer at the forefront of development.

 

One of the sustainability goals for Brunnshög is to minimize climate impact. The work in the project COOL DH is key to reaching this goal. The research facilities ESS and MAX IV generate large amounts of excess heat. To benefit from this, Kraftringen is constructing the world’s largest low-temperature district heating (LTDH) network. The energy, which would otherwise go to waste, is effectively reused - fully in line with Brunnshög’s vision for sustainable urban development.

 

During the study visit, we will make short pit stops to some of the places in Brunnshög, displaying key elements of the new LTDH-grid, from production to use. It is our ambition that you who participate will learn and get inspired when considering LTDH as an energy efficient and sustainable solution to both existing and future city districts.

LOTTA LYYTIKÄINEN, Turku Energy, Finland

 

SPONSORED SLOTS

A limited number of slots will be offered to organisations or projects for presenting their products, services or solutions in a 10 minute long video or presentation.

The videos/presentations will be shown during the conference parallel with the  sessions. They will also be available for all participants after the conference.

We strongly recommend that the video/presentation puts the products, services, solutions or project in focus in order to attract as many participants as possible.

To book a slot, please contact:

Jonas Nilsson

e-mail: jonas.nilsson@sweheat.com

Price

The sponsored slots cost 4875 SEK (approx 500 euros) and include 2 conference tickets.

For members of Sustainable Business Hub, SweHeat&Cooling and Euroheat & Power network DHC+ Technology Platform the price is 2925 SEK (approx 300 euros).

VAT is not included for Swedish organisations.

 

REGISTRATION

Price

The price of the conference is 975 SEK (approx 100 euro). VAT is not included for Swedish participants.

 

CONTACT

For more information about the conference, please contact:

Cecilia Thapper
Project Manager

Sustainable Business Hub

e-mail: cecilia.thapper@sbhub.se

The future of Thermal Grids is arranged by Sustainable Business Hub, SweHeat & Cooling, Cool DH and Eurohet & Power, in cooperation with Swedenergy, Energiforsk, Swedish Energy Agency, Business Sweden and Smart City Sweden.

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Partly financed by

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