Third training of DHS operators in Latvia

8 February 2019

Third training of DHS operators in Latvia

As announced at the end of last year, the third capacity-building workshop for DHS operators, organised by KeepWarm's Latvian partner Zemgale Regional Energy Agency (ZREA), took place in Jelgava and Riga on 5-7 February 2019. After a first training, which was focused on the use of renewable energy sources, waste and excess heat, a second training was centred on the more technical concerns of DHS operators. This most recent training was about organisational issues. Illustrated by practical examples of companies or municipalities, it among others included the following items:

  • Energy management, resource control and technological process management;
  • Improving the efficiency of energy production;
  • Efficient management of technological processes and human resources;
  • Successful improvement of the duties of company employees;
  • Identification of measures and processes to improve the organisational management and capacity strengthening in accordance with national legislation.

The objective of the workshop was to increase the capacity of DHS operators’ employees, academics, energy experts and other interested stakeholders when it comes to the management of their organisations. During the 2,5 day training, alternating presentations by experts with a study visit, the close to 30 participants also exchanged experiences on DHS daily management.

The next training workshop in Latvia in the framework of the KeepWarm project is planned at the end of March 2019. It will focus on managerial/financial issues.

For more information about challenges and good practice for DHS in Latvia, check out this recent newsbit on the project website.

In the framework of KeepWarm, after an initial needs assessment, similar training events are or will be taking place in the other partner countries of the project: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine. A large part of the training materials used will be made available on the website during the course of the year.

However, good practice example can also be found in countries beyond the project’s reach, such a in Bonia and Herzegovina or in Germany.

Watch out for our upcoming training events on the website and our twitter feed!