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Kickoff Meeting – Renewables in DHC Energy Systems

by Linda Bertelsen

Danish Standards has the pleasure of inviting you to a kickoff meeting on integrating renewables into the energy system through district heating and cooling.

Thursday, May 2 | 10:00-17:00 | SIS, Swedish Institute for Standards
Solnavägen 1 E/Torsplan, 113 65 Stockholm

The kickoff meeting will be co-hosted by the Swedish Standardisation organization, SIS, and will take place at their premises in Stockholm.

The program for the day

      • 9:30-10:00 – Registration & Coffee talk

      • 10:00 – 10:10 – Opening & Welcome (Swedish Institute for Standards, SIS/ Danish Standards, DS)

      • 10:10 – 10:30 – EU measures to increase the use of renewable energy and waste heat in district heating systems, EU Commission (tbd)

      • 10:30 – 10:50 – Progression of DHC towards integration of renewables in the DHC energy system/ Jan Eric Thorsen, Danfoss

      • 10:50 – 11:20 – Integration of RES in the DHC system – Copenhagen City as an example / Lars Gullev, Chair CEN/TC 107

      • 11: 20 – 11.50 – Presentation of a Danish proposal for a framework standard on district heating and cooling systems – Development of energy system integration to support integration of renewable energy sources and waste heat /Danish Standards
        11:50 – 12:00 Introduction to Workshop, DS/SIS

      • 12:00-13:00 – Lunch

      • 13:00 – 16.30 – Workshop
        Input for a framework standard: What elements should a “framework standard on district heating and cooling systems – Development of energy system integration to support integration of renewable energy sources and waste heat” include?

      • 16.30 – 17:00 – Wrap up and next step, DS/SIS

    What?

    The kickoff meeting consists of an interactive one-day event where participants will share common challenges and needs regarding integration of district heating and cooling in the energy system.

    The kickoff event will contribute to align understanding about challenges, as well as paving the way to developing standardization and guidance towards cost-efficient DHC solutions in a fluctuating energy system based on integration of several different renewable sources. During the event participants will have the opportunity to provide their input to coming standardization deliverables.

    Background

    In 2023, the scope of CEN/TC107 was extended to cover district heating and cooling at energy system level with a focus on integration of renewable energy sources and increasing energy efficiency.

    The extension was made to ensure fulfillment of the vast potential of DHC to contribute to the implementation of the ambitious EU climate and energy targets and EU fit for 55 by utilizing waste heat from multiple energy sources like hydrogen production, wind, or solar energy in a fluctuating energy system in the DHC system.

    The REPower EU Plan and the revised Energy Efficiency (EED) and Renewable Energy Directive (RED) set out ambitious measures, including to increase the use of renewable energy and waste heat in district heating systems.

    Who should attend?

    The kickoff event is open to all stakeholders interested in system integration of DHC who would like to shape future European standards and guidance regarding the roll out of DHC in an integrated energy system, including:

    District heating operators/owners, public administration including municipal planners, decision makers, universities and consultants dealing with design, technical support, or financing of retrofit or establishment of district heating systems in a renewable energy system.

    Venue

    The meeting will be held at SIS, Swedish Institute for Standards
    Solnavägen 1 E/Torsplan, 113 65 Stockholm

    Would you like to participate?

    Sign up for the meeting here.

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