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4th biannual Danish District Heating Days in Serbia

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During the biannual meeting between Serbian District Heating Association, TOPS, and DBDH, approximately 80 people spent 3 days in Tara Mountains with district heating on top of the agenda. The 4th biannual Danish District Heating Days took place from 13-15 May and were opened by mr.Dejan Stojanovic, Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia and Chairman of DBDH, Mr. Lars Gullev.





During a morning session the 9 participating Danish companies: Aerovit, Broen, Cowi, Danfoss, Grundfos, Hydro-X, Kamstrup, Logstor, and Ross Engineering contributed to the contents of the seminar, which under the headline of energy savings and energy efficiency in district heating, presented solutions and case stories.  The seminar were attended by members of TOPS and the Association of District Heating Plants of Serbia. All presentations complemented one another to a large extent which underlined that all the different Danish manufacturers are part of the same system and cooperate extensively on district heating projects both in Denmark and abroad.  How to design the correct tariffs for district heating is a subject of top priority in Serbia, and this subject was covered by DBDH Chairman and Managing Director of VEKS, Mr. Lars Gullev, who illustrated the advantages and disadvantages of fixed, variable and real cost tariffs through examples from a given district heating company.






The afternoon was dedicated to work shop meetings for deeper discussions of the solutions the Danish technology have to offer, and for two full hours the talks were very intense and fruitful.

Seminar Program (Presentations are available for download):
Heating price structure in Denmark – how to forecast value saving for end users by means of varied tariffs by Mr. Lars Gullev, Chairman, DBDH, DBDH
Energy metering and influence on consumer behavior by Mr. Per Sandstrøm, Area Sales Manager, Kamstrup A/S, Kamstrup
The clean way to clean boilers by Mr. Søren Amby Jørgensen, CEO, Aerovit AEROVIT
Energy saving and comfort is a matter of optimum system control by Mr. Vladimir Sukovic, Sales Engineer, Danfoss, Danfoss
Contemporary exploitation solutions with Grundfos pumps, by Mr. Dusan Durkovic, Country Manager, Grundfos A/S, Grundfos
Logstor – distributing energy efficiency by Mr. Costin Berbecaru, Vice President Balkans & General Manager for Romania, Logstor A/S, LOGSTOR
Intelligent DH&G Flow Solutions by Mr. Pawel Rydzak, Export Manager, Broen A/S BROEN
Reduction of water losses in the district heating network – best way to save energy by  Mr. Bojan Sretenovic,  Technical Director, Hydro-X A/S, Hydro X
Model for realization of the full potential of geothermal energy in Denmark and other European countries by Ms. Helle Jespersen, Office Manager, Ross Engineering, Ross Engineering
District heating supply & optimization by Mr. Emrah Østunz, project engineer, Cowi cowi

What is new in the Serbian district heating sector?
2013 is an interesting year in the Serbian district heating sector. Many regulations are taking place which mostly will have effect in 2013, as many have passed the procedure on acceptance from the Ministry of Energy i.e. Law about energy savings, and adoption of a tariff system.

Law about “rational energy consumption” will regulate different important issues in energy saving, energy planning, energy management, control and inspection in energy management. This law is also to be in operation in 2013, and is in accordance with the general Energy Law.

The price of energy is liberated in local municipalities, but will be maximized to RSD113,35/m2 (approx. 0,987 EUR/m2). In some municipalities this price is even twice bigger than the existing price.
Instructions for energy (kWh) price calculation have been issued. All calculations for end user payments have to be according to metering – this obligation will start as from the heating season 2013.
The local energy departments in different City Halls have issued Decision about Energy Supply, adopting the mentioned Laws into practice, as well as adopting the tariff system and new energy prices.
The new instructions have also been issued in the construction industry. Rule about energy efficiency in buildings stipulates obligation of building passports, energy balance, adoption of different Serbian (SRPS EN) standards, and also stream down from 100 kW/m2 to 70 kW/m2 as a base for heat energy, and are expected to be in operation in 2013.

Investments of approx. EUR 50 mio in DH sector are being realized, financed by the German investment bank KfW (phase IV), starting in the end of 2012 with tenders for boilers and preinsulated pipes. In 2013, tenders will come out for substations, equipment for automation of energy supply, software for control of supply networks, and supervision and control within substations.

We take this opportunity to express our appreciation of the good cooperation with TOPS and the Association of the District Heating Plants in Serbia, and for their inviting the Danish District Heating Industry to Serbia.