In the framework of the “Energy Solutions for Cities of the Future” project, and under the umbrella of the Global Geothermal Alliance, IRENA organised a series of three webinars to increase the knowledge of local and national policy-makers, and other key stakeholders on the available options and tools to facilitate fuel switch to renewable energy in district heating and cooling networks in cities.
The webinars were organised in partnership with Aalborg University and based on an analysis titled, “Enabling the Integration of Low-Temperature Renewable Energy Sources in District Heating and Cooling Networks”, which features case-study presentations from different parts of the world.
Webinar 1: Strategic heating and cooling planning for the integration of low-temperature renewable energy sources in district energy networks: What key success factors? Presentations and the recording are available.
Webinar 2: Enabling Framework Conditions, Financing and Business Models for District Heating and Cooling. Presentations and the recording are available.
The third webinar presented the available options for overcoming the technical challenges associated with the integration of low-grade heat into district heating and cooling networks, both at the network level and the building level. It also featured a case study presentation on district cooling.
Webinar 3: Integration of low-temperature energy sources into existing district energy networks and buildings
Opening remarks – Gurbuz Gonul, IRENA
- Technical challenges and solutions for the integration of low-grade heat sources into existing networks and buildings, Brian Vad Mathiesen & Jakob Zinck Thellufsen, Aalborg University
- Integration of Renewable Energy for Thermal Use in Cities - Technology, project development and case studies – Yong Chen, IRENA
- The role of District Cooling in Accelerating Decarbonization – Olivier Racle, Engie
- Overview - Energy Market & Geothermal Energy - Iceland – Alexander Richter, Iceland Renewable Energy Cluster
Q & A (part 1)
Q & A (part 2)
Moderator: Jack Kiruja, IRENA