Fourth webinar on “Challenges and opportunities for district heating system modernisation in Latvia” concluded

1 July 2020

Fourth webinar on “Challenges and opportunities for district heating system modernisation in Latvia” concluded

With the fourth webinar, which took place on 30 June 2020, the KeepWarm project Inspire Event series in Latvia has been completed. It was organised by Latvian project partner ZREA in English and was attended by 27 participants.

In the introduction to the webinar, the president of the Association of district heating companies of Latvia (LSUA) Ina Berzina-Veita talked about the general situation in the field of district heating in Latvia and the future challenges and opportunities associated with it. ZREA project manager Signe Martinkrista presented EU Horizon 2020 KeepWarm project approach and its application in Latvia.

Regarding the experience of upgrading the biomass cogeneration plant of “Fortum Jelgava” Ltd. and the results of the Horizon 2020 THERMOS project were reported by Valdis Rieks-Riekstins, head of the sales of “Fortum Jelgava”, Ltd. Ilze Polikarpova, the energy efficiency specialist of the district heating company “Salaspils Siltums”, Ltd. presented about the experience of modernization of “Salaspils Siltums”, Ltd. In conclusion, researcher of Riga Technical University, M., Ieva Pakere, talked about an innovative method for assessment of district heating systems.

All presentations and webinar recording are available on ZREA’s and the Latvian country page of the KeepWarm website.

Overall, the Inspire Event series in Latvia was a success. In total there were 103 participants in all 4 webinars, of which 1/3 participated repeatedly - making for 68 individuals in total. Participants joined the webinars mainly from Latvia, but also from Austria, Croatia, Germany, Serbia and the United Kingdom. A majority of the participants (39) were from 14 different district heating companies, but also 12 persons from 5 distinct state institutions, 6 persons from universities, 5 from energy companies, 3 from regional institutions, 2 from municipalities, and not to forget one private person.

We are now looking forward to the next Inspire event series, to be organised by our project partners in Ukraine on 9 and 16th July 2020! Watch this space for more information.

ZREA KeepWarm Inspire Event 4 Latvia by "ZREA"