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Retrofitting DHC – How to develop a successful action plan

In order to decarbonise the energy system in the shortest possible time, it is essential to implement practicable and available solutions now. To decarbonise the heating sector, specifically, it is key for this transition to be systematically defined, so that all those relevant stakeholders at the EU, national and local level, are involved in a harmonised way.

The main objective of the EU projects UpgradeDH and KeepWarm is to support further uptake of district heating in Europe, in particular by making recommendations to national governments and local authorities on how to approach DHS retrofitting. On one hand, Upgrade DH is developing concrete national action plans for the retrofitting of inefficient networks in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands. On the other hand, the action plans developed in the framework of the KeepWarm project focus on Central and Eastern Europe, and in particular Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

During this webinar we will explore how to develop successful action plans to retrofit DH networks in Europe, learning from concrete case studies from the two abovementioned projects, such as Germany and Slovenia. Our speakers will analyse expected legislative challenges and recommended solutions to successfully overcome them.

Join the discussion with:

– Werner Lutsch, Managing Director and CEO of AGFW, the German Energy Efficiency Association for District Heating, Cooling and CHP
Jure Čižman, Senior Advisor at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia
Jacqui Cullen, Project Manager District Heating and Cooling at the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg

Moderated by Giulia Forgnone, Policy Officer at Euroheat & Power

We look forward to connecting with you!



Feb 23 2021


09:30 - 10:30

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Retrofitting DHC – How to develop a successful action plan