Seminar | Heat Roadmap Poland



On January 25, 2018, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), together with Forum Energii organized conference Heat Roadmap Poland in the framework of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Heat Roadmap Europe

10.00 - 10.10
Welcome and introduction

dr Joanna Maćkowiak Pandera - Forum Energii

Szymon Firląg, BPIE

10.10 - 10.20
Keynote - Future of Polish heating

Andrzej Kaźmierski – Director of the Department in the Ministry of Energy

10.20 - 10.35
Setting the scene - Heating in the European legislation

Maarten De Groote – BPIE

Maarten De Groote
10.35 - 10.55
Heat Roadmap Europe: from scientific findings to a Pan-European Thermal Atlas (Peta4)

Rasmus Lund - Aalborg University Denmark (AAU)

Rasmus Lund
10.55 - 11.15
Poland’s heating country profile: breaking down the context for recommendations

George Stiff - ICLEI Europe

George Stiff
11.15 - 11.35
Challenges and opportunities for Polish District Heating Systems

Andrzej Rubczyński - Forum Energii

Andrzej Rubczyński
11.55 - 12.45
Efficient heating systems and strategies - international examples replicable in Poland

Thomas Nowak – EHPA – Haeting system in Vienna 

Susanne Ochse - GEF – Heating system in Chemnitz, Germany

Thomas Nowak Susanne Ochse
12.45 - 13.05
Business models for Eastern Europe and financing for smaller scale District Heating

Celia Martinez Juez - UNEP Global District Energy in Cities Initiative

Celia Martinez Juez
13.05 - 14.05
Debate - Polish conditions to transform heating systems

Moderator: Szymon Firląg – BPIE

Andrzej Kaźmierski - Ministry of Energy
Jan Rączka – Regulatory Assistance Project
Bogusław Regulski - Chamber of Commerce Polish District Heating 

The supply of heat through district energy systems is a common technology used by local municipalities across Europe, but far from all are efficient and many of the local actors’ struggle with the challenge of transforming these systems into efficient systems. Polish district heating needs modernisation, this is both important to improve air quality and reach the European climate goals. How can municipality district heating systems be upgraded and what are the benefits compared with other heating sources traditionally used in Poland? What are the available financing options and existing support programmes? The event focused on answering these questions and presented best-practice local and international examples and business models, to learn about effective solutions from other countries which could be implemented in Poland.



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