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Best practices in European planning and construction of DH systems

22. September 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Here is an opportunity to learn more about best practices in the planning and construction of district heating systems. Across countries, size, experience, etc., TNO and DBDH have studied the best approach for planning and constructing the European district heating network.

Now we have got the results and want to share them with you. We invite you to participate in a webinar where we present the report and its finding on October 25th 10.00 – 11.30.

The EU’s Joint Research Center finances the study.



Content and speaker


Opening remarks – welcome incl short introduction to participants

Frits Verheij, TNO and Morten Jordt Duedahl, DBDH


Why this report is important and how it will be used

Johan Carlsson, EU Joint Research Center


Recap of the study – what did we do

Frits Verheij, TNO


Findings – what best practices has been identified in both planning and construction

Pieter Verstraten, TNO

Comments to the finding from a practitioner from a municipality and a DH company

Tom de Bruyckere, Antwerp and Hartmut Ayrle, Bruchsal


Discussion and comments


Last comments and thank you

Johan Carlsson, EU Joint Research Center


End of program

Tom de Bruyckere from Antwerp has played a significant role in creating the DH network in Antwerp during the last years. Tom has spend a lot of time to learn best practices from many more experienced DH companies from Germany, Denmark and other places.

Hartmut Ayrle from the Municipality of Bruchsal, has been the municipal lead in developing the 2 DH networks in Bruchsal.

They have promised to share their experiences on best practise including some of the things they would have liked to know before they started.

We look forward to get their input to the report and how they developed DH system almost from scratch as inspiration to the workshop and our discussions.


22. September 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm