The Centre of Resource on Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the City of Boulogne-sur-mer and Ecoliane, DHC company owned by Dalkia, organised a visit of the district heating network of the town on 29th November 2018. This was the occasion for municipalities’ representatives, professionals and citizens to discover this innovative infrastructure which produces 54% of its heat from renewable sources and waste heat (biomass, heat pumps, waste heat and biogas). The network delivers heat mainly to the residential sector (64%) and to the commercial and tertiary sector (36%). This study tour targeted a national audience, which is why French was used instead of English. 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
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The Loft Crown Alley, Templebar
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|CAP 2020 asbl||Michel Heukmesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|Stad Kortrijk||Ann Andries||Ann.Andries@kortrijk.be||Belgium|
|Intercommunale Leiedal||Dominiek Vandewiele||Dominiek.Vandewiele@leiedal.be||Belgium|
|Energy Cities||Peter SCHILKENemail@example.com||France|
|Ville de Boulogne-sur-Mer||Hélène Evrard-Henonfirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
|Universiteit Gent||Martijn van den Broeckemail@example.com||Belgium|
|Hogeschool van Amsterdam||Frank Suurenbroekfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Aberdeen City Council||Amye Robinsonemail@example.com||United Kingdom|
|Mijnwater B.V.||Herman Eijdemsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|South Dublin County Council||Eddie Conryemail@example.com||Ireland|
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On Saturday 20 October 2018 Kortrijk wrote a new chapter in its heat story! A 9,000-tonne tunnel was pushed under the railway. See the timelapse of this mammoth task. Read More
Design, Build, Operate & Maintain (DBOM) contract for the development of the South Dublin District Heating SystemPosted on
The tender is now live for Ireland's first large-scale district heating network - the South Dublin District Heating System. The response deadline is on 22nd October 2018 4 pm (Irish time). Read More
Fostering District Heating and Cooling in European Cities – Policy recommendations from the HeatNet NWE projectPosted on
You have probably heard about the advantages of District Heating and Cooling systems: they increase energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the development of a greener economy. But what can be done to foster the supply of renewable and low carbon heat to our buildings? Our experts just released a set of recommendations for policy makers to promote District Heating and Cooling in North-West Europe! Read More
This was the first out of the nine webinars that will present the HeatNet Project’s pilot projects and findings. All webinars will target national audiences, which is why national languages will be used instead of English. This webinar was dedicated to Boulogne-sur-Mer’s pilot project and is thus in French. Read More
Discover some practical recommendations that local, national and EU policy makers could follow and the policy frameworks in Belgium, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, and the UK. Read More