Capacity building on use of RES, waste and excess heat in Latvia

26 September 2018

Capacity building on use of RES, waste and excess heat in Latvia

What biomass sources are available and how can we use them? What impact do renewable energy sources (RES) have on the efficiency of centralised heat supply systems? Is it cheaper to use gas as fuel or wood chips? Those and other questions were discussed during the first in a series of capacity building workshops on "The utilisation of RES, waste and excess heat", which took place on 26-28 September 2018 in Jelgava. It was organised by KeepWarm's Latvian partner Zemgale Regional Energy Agency (ZREA) and consisted of presentations by experts as well as a field visit Fortum Klaipėda (waste incineration plant) in Klaipėda.

The 3-day training was attended by employees of a pilot district heating system selected by ZREA, as well as employees of other heat supply companies, municipal employees, representatives of various energy sectors, of the Life science University Technical faculty and Riga technical university. The topics of the presentations were selected after a survey amongst pilot companies about their training needs.

ZREA is planning to organise a second training workshop on Technical issues on 13-15 November 2018.


Field visit to Fortum Klaipėda (waste incineration plant) in Latvia (Zemgale Regional Energy Agency (ZREA))