The PLANHEAT project’s final event was successfully held during the 39th Euroheat & Power Congress, which took place from 6 to 8 May 2019 in Nantes, France. The PLANHEAT project was featured during a dedicated side event on 8 May under the slogan “PLANHEAT – Plan today, save tomorrow!”, where the tool prototype with all three modules was launched and PLANHEAT cities shared their stories.

Growing urbanisation means that cities and densely populated regions are in the driverā€™s seat to make the energy transition happen. Innovative heating and cooling solutions are the enabler to decarbonise cities by unlocking energy efficiency potentials and moving towards renewable heating schemes. The PLANHEAT tool supports cities to simulate their way to decarbonising its heating and cooling system by showing economically feasible scenarios. Plan today, save tomorrow!

During the first session, the PLANHEAT mapping, planning and simulation modules were presented by our developers and researchers. You can watch the “launch” of the tool again here:

The second session was dedicated to cities and local authorities and their heat planning stories. PLANHEAT city Antwerp (part of the project team) as well as PLANHEAT user city Athens shared their experiences with using the tool and the merits of heat planning for drafting decarbonisation strategies. Participants could also hear from Croatian Regions in the Heat Transition as example from the Balkans, as well as a European perspective on Heating & Cooling Strategies.

 

Presentations

Introduction:Ā Stefano Barberis | PLANHEAT Coordinator and Project Manager | RINA consulting – PLANHEAT – Plan today, save tomorrow!Ā 

PLANHEAT prototype & mapping, planning and simulation modules

Leen Van Esch | Researcher Environmental Modelling | VITO – Mapping Module
Matteo Porta | Senior Engineer | RINA Consulting – Planning ModuleĀ 
Hrvoje Dorotic | Project Associate and PhD Candidate | University of Zagreb – Simulation ModuleĀ 
Marko Ruzic | Head of Office for environmental protection | City of Velika Gorica – PLANHEAT Best Practice Example from City of Velika Gorica

 

Panel debate public authoritiesā€™ experience with heat planning

Britt Verhesen | Project Leader Energy | City of Antwerp – How Heat Planning Accelerates Antwerp’s Climate Neutrality
Anastasia Gkika | Technical Manager | City of Athens – Athen’s First Steps Towards a Heat Strategy
Tomislav Novosel | Project Manager | North West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (REGEA) – Croatian Regions in the Heat TransitionĀ 
Julien Joubert | Project Manager | EnergyCities – Heating & Cooling Strategies as Key Pillar for a Local and Participative TransitionĀ