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Danish District heating Roadshow to South Poland

October 3, 2023 - October 6, 2023

In cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy in Warsaw, DBDH takes pleasure in inviting you to join a District Heating Roadshow in Poland, which will take place from 3 to 5 October in Tarnow, Krakow and Gliwice.

Danish Road Show to South Poland in October, 2023

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.

The Polish District Heating Market

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.

The road show – who will you meet?

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.

MPEC Tarnow

  • Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej S.A. in Tarnów supplies heat to over 80,000 residents of Tarnów, Niedomice and Żabno, as well as several dozen large enterprises and public institutions operating in the city of Tarnów. The number of new heat connections grows every year.
  • Main areas of company activity: generation, distribution and sale of heat and electricity; service and construction of heating networks; construction of heating substations and boiler rooms as well as internal installations; authorized service of Grundfos and Wilo pumps; lease of optical fibers; IT and consulting services in the field of e.g. feasibility study.
  • Elektrociepłownia Piaskówka, CHP plant owned by MPEC Tarnów – 145.2 MW of power is equipped with modern technologies used for the production and transmission of heat and electricity Based on a fiber optic network, one of the most developed in Poland telemetric monitoring system for MPEC S.A. nodes and networks allows for smooth adjustment of the individual heat demand of individual recipients, and in the event of emergencies, for immediate reaction.
  • The Centrum Techniki Grzewcza operating in the Company conducts construction activities on a nationwide scale and deals with, among others, construction of nodes, boiler houses and networks as well as comprehensive modernization of heating systems.

MPEC Krakow

  • Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej S.A. in Krakow – is one of the leaders of the heating industry in Poland. The company, which was established in 1953, is one of the key municipal companies in Krakow, currently providing heat for over 65 percent of the city’s residents. Heat from the city’s network, currently 940 kilometers long goes to housing, shopping malls, congress halls, offices, schools, hospitals and churches.
  • The clean and safe energy of Kraków provided by MPEC – in addition to central heating – is also used for other technological purposes, such as air conditioning, ventilation and, heating water in swimming p Activities of MPEC S.A. are part of Krakow’s strategy, i.e. the fight for clean air, which in practice means now – no longer, as before, replacing coal furnaces with ecological network heat – but also more and more effective ways of providing ecological heat, i.e. construction of island networks and development of the energy sector dispersed through the use of e.g. heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, geothermal waters, etc. Innovative research in this field is monitored and checked for effectiveness in pilot processes, a new unit dealing with innovations at MPEC.

PEC Gliwice

  • PEC Gliwice produce, transmit and distribute heat for central heating and hot water in the city of Gliwice. Production takes place in the Gliwice Heating Plant and in two local boiler houses. The heat goes to numerous institutions, industrial plants, educational, service and commercial facilities, and to over 49,000 apartments in Gliwice, of which 21,000 are supplied with hot utility water.

Please, find the agenda and all practical details here

Do you want to join?
If you are interested in participating, please, send Pia Zimmermann a mail at pz@dbdh.dk

Deadline: September 1st, 2023



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