Save the date for the last chapter of KeepWarm!   12 November 2020

"Keeping our cities sustainably warm – Inspiring the Efficient Renewal of District Heating for the Just Transition"

On Thursday 12 November from 9h - 16h00 CEST, we will come together for an inspiring virtual event to wrap up the KeepWarm story.

KeepWarm‘s online International Inspire Event aims to explore the role which district heating (DH) has, especially for DH retrofits (i.e. increasing DH networks’ efficiency and/or decarbonisation through more sustainable energy sources), in relevant strategies at multiple levels of governance. It features high-level speakers representing local to European institutions to discuss DH’s crucial role in contributing to a Just Transition, Green Recovery and climate/energy goals. The ultimate purpose of this e-event is to foster interactive dialogue which helps to scale up implementation through the strategic acceleration of policy and financial frameworks which suitably support DH retrofits.

Confirmed speakers from known institutions include:

  • European Parliament
  • DG REGIO
  • Aalborg University
  • FEDARENE
  • Euroheat & Power
  • Covenant of Mayors
  • Council of Europe Development Bank
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Bioenergy Europe

Please see the agenda about the hot topics which await you at our KeepWarm event.

Materials from online seminar N°2 "Keeping our cities renewably warm" on 8 October 2020

On Thursday 8 October 2020 from 14h - 15h30 CEST was our second international e-seminar.

The session emphasised the great potential of exploiting solar thermal and biomass resources (as well as other RE like heat pumps) by forward-thinking DHSs. It focused on relevant examples from four KeepWarm target countries: Croatia, Latvia, Slovenia and Serbia. The common thread in all four cases was about DHS RE-retrofits from their distinct national perspectives, and with insights applicable to other countries and from other RE sources. KeepWarm also formally launched its new RE-DH guidance booklet to inspire strategic decision-making and further replication/investments for integrating/switching to RE-DH.

Materials from online seminar N°1 "Keeping our cities efficiently warm", 10 July 2020

Virtual study visits

Virtual regional study visit: Croatia, Slovenia & Serbia - 10 September 2020

With all physical meetings now taking place in virtual form, KeepWarm project partners REGEA, VINČA and KSSENA organised a successful online study visit between twinned District Heating Systems (DHS) in 3 KeepWarm countries on 10 September.

The 30 participants, including project partners and representatives of all heating plants in these three countries, exchanged on the current situation in district heating systems in  Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia. This included a focus on current legislation and future obligations such as energy efficiency, integration of renewable energy sources, transparency and improving general communication between district heating and local / regional / national authorities, with the aim to identify the main problems in the sector and their possible solutions.The second (main) part of the meeting belonged to the "twinning" activities through the KeepWarm project with the aim of fostering the cooperation between previously selected twin partners.

More information about this e-seminar can be found here.

Watch the video here and all  presentations of this virtual study visit can be found below.

DH sector in Serbia (Dejan Stojanović – TOPS)
DH sector in Croatia (Marko Čavar - REGEA)
3DH sector in Slovenia (Nejc Jurko – KSSENA)

Pilot projects:

DHS Velika Gorica, Croatia (HEP Toplinarstvo)
DHS Šabac, Serbia (Slobodan Jerotić - Toplana Šabac)  

DHS Zaprešić, Croatia (HEP Toplinarstvo)
DHS Nova Varoš, Serbia (Nenad Todorović)
   
Pilot project DHS Ptuj,Slovenia (Franci Voglar)
DHS Priboj, Serbia (Marko Janjušević)
DHS Samobor, Croatia (HEP Toplinarstvo)
DHS Velenje, Slovenia (Ervin Miklavžina)

Final remarks and conclusion (Marko Čavar – REGEA) 

Series of e-seminars on challenges & opportunities for the modernisation of DHS in Latvia (June 2020)

Inspire Event 1: National policy and legislation, cooperation between heating companies and national/municipal authorities, availability of EU funds, investment opportunities

10 June 2020 (in Latvian)

All the presentations of this e-seminar can be found on the Latvian country page.

Inspire Event 2: Future challenges and opportunities for district heating

17 June 2020 (in Latvian)

All the presentations of this e-seminar can be found on the Latvian country page.

Inspire Event 3: Challenges and opportunities for district heating system modernisation in Latvia

30 June 2020 (in English)

All the presentations of this e-seminar can be found on the Latvian country page.

Series of e-seminars on district heating modernisation in Ukraine (July 2020)

Inspire Event 1: DH modernisation projects by KeepWarm partners in four Ukrainian cities

9 July 2020 (in Ukrainian)

More information about this e-seminar can be found here.

All the presentations of this e-seminar can be found on the Ukrainian country page.

 

 

Inspire Event 2: Best practices in district heating system modernisation, green transition and climate policy

16 July 2020 (in Ukrainian)

More information about this e-seminar can be found here.

All the presentations of this e-seminar can be found on the Ukrainian country page.

=> The next e-seminar in this series will be devoted to Proposals for the national action plan on district heating modernisation developed within the KeepWarm project and will be held on Thursday 23 July 2020 (in Ukrainian)

Inspire Event 3: Proposals for national District Heating action plan discussed in Ukraine

23 July 2020 (in Ukrainian)

More information about this e-seminar can be found here.

All the presentations of this e-seminar can be found on the Ukrainian country page.

=> The next e-seminar in this series will discuss District heating modernisation in Ukraine and will be held on 6 August 2020 in English.

Inspire Event 4: District Heating modernisation in Ukraine

6 August 2020 (in ENGLISH)

More information about this e-seminar can be found here.

All the presentations of this e-seminar can be found on the Ukrainian country page.