PLANHEAT Live Training in Belgium

What can local authorities do to improve the energy and climate plans of their cities/communities?


In this training, public authorities (cities, municipalities, provinces etc.) can participate to learn about strategies to improve the sustainability of the energy supply in their area. The training sessions consist of three parts. In a first part the bigger picture will be given, an overview is presented on energy and climate targets and case studies on EU, national, regional and local level. An introduction to the PLANHEAT project is given as well.

In a second part  a hands-on training session is organized, where the participants will be able to visualize the energy demand and supply in their area using GIS based software. After a networking lunch, the participants can learn how energy planning is performed using the PLANHEAT tool. The experts of VITO-EnergyVille will be available for technical support on the PLANHEAT tool and an interactive discussion on the creation of energy planning in cities and regions.


Date:             24th of June 2019

Location:      VITO offices, Roderveldlaan 5 Antwerpen-Berchem



09:30 – 10:00                      Welcome participants

10:00 – 11:00                      General introduction on local energy systems

11:00 – 12:30                       Technical session I: Mapping energy demand and supply


12:30 – 13:30                     Networking lunch 


13:30 – 14:30                     Technical session II: Energy planning & simulation

14:30 – 15:30                     Interactive discussion/support on energy planning

15:30                                    Wrap up


To register for the training, send an email to 

Places are limited and priority will be given to public authorities (cities, regions, local energy agencies).