South Dublin County Council organised a webinar to discuss the development of district heating and cooling in Ireland on 28th August 2020. The focus was on the heat recovery from data centre, based on the example of the 1st large-scale district heating scheme in Ireland in the Tallaght Town Centre area (South Dublin City). Read More
HeatNet NWE: Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat
HeatNet NWE will address the challenge of reducing CO2 emissions in North West Europe by creating an integrated transnational NWE approach to the supply of renewable and low carbon heat (incl. waste heat) to residential and commercial buildings. District Heating and Cooling facilitates energy efficiency, less CO2 emissions and a greener economy.
The project aims to develop and test 6 local district heating and cooling networks (DHC) in UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.
The overall objective is to introduce and demonstrate the 4th generation DHC (4DHC) in NWE. This is a low-temperature distribution system that minimises heat loss, integrates energy storage and renewable energy sources, and supplies multiple low energy buildings.
The concept requires the development of new institutional and organizational frameworks.
The project will result in 15,000 t CO2e saved per annum at its end.
The main outputs are:
1. A transferrable HeatNet model for the implementation of 4DHC schemes in NWE;
2. Six living labs develop, test and demonstrate through investments the HeatNet model to make it robust;
3. Transition Roadmaps plan for roll out of new technical, institutional & organizational arrangements in 6 living labs (new roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, regulation & policies, spatial planning, business models & viability, connection to finance and markets, acceptance, etc);
4. Promotion and fostering of the HeatNet model in NWE through Transition Roadmaps to secure wide and long term impact of HeatNet. The consortium combines emerging NWE-knowhow on 4DHC (Mijnwater BV, academic, energy planning) with the capacity in the long term to reduce institutional & organizational barriers and to deliver permanent infrastructure at local and regional level. Multiple partners expertise is diverse and needed to jointly develop and promote the HeatNet-model and assist 6 successful living labs at the investment sites.
Discover the HeatNet NWE project in video!
Posted on 04-02-2020
In this video, you will discover the goals of the project, the issues to deliver low carbon heat and how the pilot projects have been developed. This video is available in English... Read more
How to develop DHC systems? HeatNet NWE online guide is out!
Posted on 28-05-2020
The website aggregates all the knowledge and experience generated in the past four years and offers technical guidance on DHC, but also easy to read documentation for non-expert au... Read more
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House West Hoe Road
CAP 2020 asbl
70 Rue Saucin
54 Grote Markt
10 President Kennedypark
2 Chemin de Palente
Ville de Boulogne-sur-Mer
1 Place Godefroy de Bouillon
5 Graaf Karel de Goedelaan
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Aberdeen City Council
Townhouse Broad Street
South Dublin County Council
County Architects County Hall, Tallaght
Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement
4 ter Rue Jean Bart, CS20275
City of Dublin Energy Management Agency Ltd
The Loft Crown Alley, Templebar
|City of Dublin Energy Management Agency Ltd
The Loft Crown Alley, Templebar
|Plymouth City Council
|CAP 2020 asbl
|Ville de Boulogne-sur-Mer
|Martijn van den Broeck
|Hogeschool van Amsterdam
|Aberdeen City Council
|South Dublin County Council
|Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement
On 15th September, the HeatNet NWE project organised its final conference, in partnership with 6 other EU-funded projects. The opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions related to the development of 4th generation district heating and cooling networks and to present the HeatNet NWE pilots' results. Read More
HeatNet's activities in Boulogne Sur Mer have been included in "Together4Cohesion", a campaign aimed at raising awareness on the benefits of European cohesion policy. Read More
The website aggregates all the knowledge and experience generated in the past four years and offers technical guidance on DHC, but also easy to read documentation for non-expert audience. Read More
This free webinar was proposed by Euroheat&Power, as part of the TEMPO project, which is part-funded by Horizon 2020, and by the Cluster CAP Construction, as part of the HeatNet NWE project, which is part-funded by the Interreg North-West Europe programme. Read More
This webinar was specifically dedicated to the Flemish local authorities, but is relevant for all Dutch speakers interested in energy planning and 4th generation district heating and cooling. You can now watch the recording of webinar here. Read More
During this webinar, the EU regulatory framework was presented, as well as the development of 4th generation district heating and cooling scheme in South Dublin County and procurement best practices. You can now watch the recording of the webinar. Read More
You can now watch the recording of this webinar held on 29th October 2019. This webinar was in Dutch and focused on the Dutch context. It explained how Mijnwater B.V. Heerlen and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences come up with a new approach of developing district heating systems and which experiences and lessons they learned from the HeatNet NWE project. Read More
Twenty-two exemplary buildings, districts and infrastructures were rewarded by the Construction21 network after nine months of competition. The Awards ceremony took place on the 4th of November and Mijnwater won the Grand Prize in the Sustainable Infrastructure category. Read More
On 23rd October, the city councils of Plymouth and Aberdeen presented their projects to develop and expand 4th and 5th generation district heating and cooling networks in their cities. You can find the recording of the webinar and the presentation in this article. Read More
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the conference planned in April was canceled but it is now back on 15th September, save the date!
Our final conference "Greening our cities with district energy" is organised in partnerhsip with different EU-funded projects.
South Dublin County Council is pleased to invite you to our free upcoming webinar to discuss the development of district heating and cooling in Ireland. The topics discussed are relevant for all North-West-Europe and beyond. Check the agenda and register to secure your place.
This joint webinar between the Interreg HeatNet NWE and H2020 TEMPO projects will showcase some of the learnings gathered about planning and digitalisation of district heating and cooling. Connect on 10th March 2020 at 10h30 CEST!
Save-the-date for our workshop "Decarbonising cities with geothermal district heating: how to finance it?", Brussels
This workshop organized in the framework of the GEORISK project and the HeatNet NWE project in association with the Covenant of Mayors aims at best answering the issues of the role of local authorities in geothermal DHC projects, the barriers to them and their financing.
This webinar is specifically dedicated to the Flemish local authorities, but is relevant for all Dutch speakers interested in energy planning and 4th generation district heating and cooling.
This webinar is organised in the framework of the HeatNet NWE project in cooperation with the European Covenant of Mayors.
HeatNet NWE partners will be present at "NWE making an impact!" event organised by the Interreg North-West programme. You will especially be able to enjoy a site visit to the pilot lab of Kotrijk. Register before 15 November!
Mijnwater B.V. and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are pleased to invite you to our free upcoming webinar Interreg NWE HeatNet held on Tuesday 29th of October 2019, at 1 PM. This webinar focuses on the Dutch context and will be in Dutch.
Plymouth and Aberdeen City Councils are pleased to invite you to our free upcoming webinar to discuss the development of 4th and 5th generation heat networks in the UK. Although the webinar will focus on the UK context, the topics discussed are relevant for all North-West-Europe and beyond. Check the agenda and register to secure your place.
Have you registered to the European Week of Regions and Cities yet? We will be there to bring you the latest insights about the HeatNet NWE project.
This report is about the spatial policies in the countries of the HeatNet pilots: the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Belgium, the UK and Scotland. It provides an overview of the relevant spatial policies and legislation in relation to the development of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) networks. Read More
Find out how to research and create a district heating Transition Roadmap for your own region and the various considerations this involves Read More
In this roadmap, you can learn how the city of Aberdeen plan to develop its DHC networks and decarbonise them. Read More
This guide is meant to provide guidance on the subject of 4th Generation District Heating and Cooling (4DHC). It is addressed to energy consumers, not only households but also service and business companies. Read More
This technology guide aims at helping stakeholders involved in 4th generation district heating and cooling (4DHC) projects to understand the different sustainable technologies for the development of future-proof and efficient 4DHC networks. Read More
In the framework of the HeatNet NWE project, a CO2 emissions calculator has been developed. If you are in the stage of a pre-feasibility, or feasibility study of a DHC project, this tool is for you! Read More
The goal of this guide is to provide an introduction to the 4th generation district heating and cooling technology and guidance on its development. Read More
In this roadmap, you can learn how the Mijnwater company has developed the concept of 5th generation district heating and cooling, and how it will help the Limburg region to become climate neutral. A lot of useful information to develop an innovative grid in it! Read More
In this report, you can find an analysis of the model developed by Minjwater BV in Heerlen (the Netherlands), known as 5th generation district heating and cooling, based on flooded coal mines. Read More
The Guide to Financing 4DHC presents some financing instruments used to develop district and cooling projects. It also provides an overview of different financing sources (European funds, national funds available in the 5 countries of the HeatNet project) and the case studies from the pilot cities. Read More
In this video, you will discover the goals of the project, the issues to deliver low carbon heat and how the pilot projects have been developed. This video is available in English, with Dutch, English and French subtitles. Read More
Interview with Renee Heller, Senior Researcher and lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)Posted on
Renee answers the following questions: - Why is the HeatNet NWE project important? - What is your specific role in the HeatNet NWE project? - What are the lessons learnt that are interesting for the Netherlands? Read More
Peter answers the following questions: - Which tools and resources have been developed to enable other cities and stakeholders to develop similar projects? - How do you encourage the uptake of the results of HeatNet NWE? - What support can Energy Cities provide to cities interested in implementing a similar project? Read More
Sébastien answers the following questions: - What is the main contribution of HeatNet NWE to the promotion of district heating networks? - Which kind of support can Cerema provide to local authorities in this area? Read More
Herman answers the following questions: - What are the main differences between 4th and 5th generation district heating? - Why is it important to have public support to develop innovative technologies? - What did you achieve in the project that you are most proud of? Read More
Frédéric answers the following questions: - Why is it important for the city of Boulogne-sur-mer to develop its district heating network? - Why innovative district heating systems are an alternative to gas? - What is the interest for social landlords to connect to district heating? Read More
Donna answers the following questions: - Why is 4th generation district heating and cooling an important energy solution for Ireland? - What has the HeatNet NWE project done for 4th generation district heating and cooling progress in Ireland? Read More
Jonathan answers the following questions: - Why is 4th generation district heating and cooling an important solution for the energy transition in the UK? - How has the HeatNet NWE project changed the approach in Plymouth and what are the benefits? Read More
Marijke answers the following questions: - What is the role of Ghent University within the HeatNet NWE project? - What are for you the main benefits of HeatNet NWE? - What are the future plans of Ghent University concerning district heating? Read More
Sara answers the following questions: - What are for you the main benefits of 4th generation of district heating and cooling? - What has been the main challenge for Aberdeen in the HeatNet NWE project? - How did you solve the challenges you encountered? Read More