Policy Session “Shaping and integrated market with hot findings and cool solutions”
On 7 June, Heat Roadmap Europe co-hosted, along with the Polish National Fund, the Polish Chamber of Commerce for District Heating and the H-DisNet H2020 project, a lively panel discussion followed by an interactive debate with the audience.
Speakers included HRE coordinator Brian Vad Mathiesen (Aalborg University), Christian Schnell (Polish Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers of the Energy Sector), Maciej Mijakowski (Warsaw University of Technology), Philipp Geyer (KU Leuven) and Thomas Nowak (EHPA), who exchanged perspectives about the pathway and the choice between different technologies for reaching the shared target of, i.e. the decarbonisation of the future energy systems. Paul Hodson (DG Energy) reflected on the panel discussion by emphasizing the political and regulatory dimensions needed for the transition.
“Marketplace of Heating and Cooling Opportunities”
On 5 June, HRE hosted a stand at the EUSEW Networking Village. Visitors had the opportunity to be introduced to one of the most compehensive energy mapping tools, Peta4.2, and to explore the potential for synergies in heating and cooling planning as well as to perform an analysis for their area of interest.
Modelling and Planning for Cities
The last HRE session was organised by the European Heat Pump Association, during the DecarbCities Forum on the 16 May in Vienna. The aim of the session was to highlight the importance of energy planning and modelling in cities decarbonisation strategies. Over 150 participants attended the conference.
The first speaker, Dr Martin Jakob, HRE partner, presented the building stock model, used in HRE, to present the case of the Zurich decarbonisation strategy. In particular, he highlighted the importance for cities to understand the different layers of their energy demand and consumption to exploit their full potential.
The other contributions from Fraunhofer ISE, Czech Technical University in Prague and Vito comple-ted the session by giving some major points of discussion on cities future energy system, the importance of starting energy planning from existing building stock and the opportunity of easy integration of multiple solutions when proper planning is in place.
Added June 2018
Twitter is abuzz with people using the #Peta4 to check the heat demand density in their favorite spots in Europe. Help spread the word about #energy & #heating potential, by joining in 4 simple steps:
1. Look up for your hometown – or a European town close to your heart – on the Peta 4.2 Atlas.
2. Tick the “Heat Demand Densities 2015” box and take a screenshot
3. Tell us what you see and what you think (make sure to tag #HometownHeat, @HeatRoadmapEU and your home town)
4. Post and share with your friends and followers
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 695989.