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The road show will be planned in cooperation with the Polish Distrct Heating Chamber, IGCP, and the theme of the tour is: Decarbonizing of district heating – Low temperature district heating – Danish know-how and technologies for efficient district heating.
District heating is one of the most common methods of supplying households with heat in Poland. It serves nearly 16 million Polish citizens, i.e., about 40% of the population.
Currently, there are about 400 heating companies licensed by the Energy Regulatory Office (URE). Approximately 69% of plants are fired with hard coal. The length of the Polish district heating network is 21,700 km. The share of heat produced from district heating plants amount to 65%.
The Polish district heating sector faces challenges to improve energy efficiency and phase out from fossil fuels. Heating companies are obliged to comply with Polish and EU regulations, especially in the field of energy efficiency and emission standards.
The new goals for district heating are set in the draft of “Polish district heating strategy until 2030 with the perspective to 2040, which is expected to be adopted in Q4, 2023.
According to the strategy, district heating will move away from coal and other fossil fuels toward the use of alternative fuels with a lower environmental burden, striving for climate neutrality and improved energy efficiency. In the initial phase of transition, more emission-intensive fuels will be replaced by natural gas as a transitional fuel.
The sector will strive to make the most of renewable energy sources through the implementation of new technologies, e.g., waste heat, solar collectors, heat pumps, geothermal sources. Numerous modernization and investment activities are expected to be undertaken.
The investment processes is supported by funds available within National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The National Fund for Environmental Protection continues the program “Effective heating and cooling systems” with the budget of PLN 500 mln (EUR 125 mln). They are directed in particular to the sector of local heating companies.
The major expected outcome of the Road Show will be the heating/cooling knowledge and technology transfer from Denmark to Poland, contributing to the Danish export increase in the district heating market.
During the meetings we expect the presence of local district heating utilities both heat suppliers and distribution companies together with representatives from the regional municipalities.
Visiting two regions will give you the full insight into the development plans and projects in the district heating sectors. The Danish case and success story of district heating will further be presented by an expert from Denmark, Mr Lars Gullev, VEKS.
You will be able to present your solutions and technologies during the round table meetings, and get into dialogue with the stakeholders in the sector. This comprises both management and technical level of numerous district heating companies in the South Part of Poland enabling direct contact with your potential customers in the Polish DH sector.
Please, find the agenda and all practical details here
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If you are interested in participating, please, send Pia Zimmermann a mail at email@example.com
Deadline: September 1st, 2023
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