The Future of Thermal Grids 2020

Welcome to an international conference on district heating & cooling

Noon 25th of November - Noon 26th of November // Online

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.


New confirmed speakers

Latest confirmed speakers are:

  • Markus Witt, Vattenfall, Germany

  • Patrik Hermansson, Öresundskraft, Sweden

Peer discussions

We will 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.

Sponsored slots

A limited number of slots for businesses to present their products, services or solutions in a 10 minute video will be available.





peer discussions

virtual study visit

sponsored slots


DH companies

technology suppliers


demand side

public sector


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

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



MOA DAHLMAN TRUESDALE, Energy Opticon, Sweden

Moderator of the conference

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.

Moderator of the conference


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.

PAUL VOSS, Euroheat & Power, Belgium

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.  

ROLF STRANDELL, Halmstad Energy and 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. 400 new homes will get their heat and hot water supply from a low temperature district heating grid designed according to world leading research.

LOTTA LYYTIKÄINEN, Turku Energy, Finland

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


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.

We can also confirm


  • A virtual tour of Brunnshög lowtemp district heating arranged by Kraftringen



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.


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).




The price of the conference is 975 SEK (approx 100 euro).



For more information about the conference, please contact:

Cecilia Thapper
Project Manager

Sustainable Business Hub


The future of Thermal Grids is arranged by Sustainable Business Hub, Cool DH and Sweheat & Cooling, in cooperation with Swedenergy, Energiforsk, Swedish Energy Agency and Euroheat & Power.

In cooperation with

Partly financed by

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