6th International DHC+ Student Awards

  • DHC+ Student Awards
  • 25 September 2018 - 27 September 2018

The DHC+ Technology Platform and the organising committee of the DHC+ Student Awards would like to thank  everyone who participated in this year’s DHC+ Student Award!



The assessment of the papers of the 6th DHC+ Student Award has now been finalised and we are happy to announce the winners:

1st place winner: Ilias Dimoulkas (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE)

with his paper: Medium and long term probabilistic heat demand forecasting in district heating systems using temperature scenarios

2nd place winner: Nicolas Perez de la Mora (University of Balearic Islands/Sampol Ingeniería y Obras, ES)

with his paper: DHC supply and generation optimization towards 4th generation

3rd place winner: Martin Leurent (Université Paris-Saclay/Laboratoire Génie Industriel, CentraleSupelec, FR)

with his paper: GIS based analysis of the DH potential in France



The panel of evaluators, which consists of members of the DHC+ Education & Training Working Group, chose the winning papers based on the following criteria:

  1. Overall importance to science and technology (30%)
  2. Methodology and logic of conclusions (20%)
  3. Clarity and preciseness of presentation and topic (10%)
  4. Expected market impact, DHC improvement and progress (30%)
  5. Creativity of approach and subject (10%)


The three winners are invited to present their research outcomes at the 2018 Global District Energy Days in Helsinki on 25-27 September 2018, as well as to publish their articles in the International EuroHeat&Power Magazine (issue IV/2018).


The DHC+ Student Awards is part of the education and training opportunities offered by the DHC+ Technology Platform aiming to support students all over the world in their research activities on district heating and cooling and its technological, environmental, social and legal aspects. The DHC+ Technology Platform offers as well an annual Summer School to  Master’s / PhD students and young professionals from all over Europe working in the fields of district heating and cooling, marketing and urban planning which is now open for registration.  Find more information on the dedicated Summer School page.


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An initiative supported by:

IEA DHC – International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat and Power





EnergyVille – a research collaboration between KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt for research on sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems





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