EHP at TC/107 plenary meeting in Stockholm

Euroheat & Power  share its views on the DHC sector growth potential and possible pathways and standardization during the 35th TC/107 plenary meeting on 19 April.  EHP presented its Certification Program, the key developments in the sector, market trends and discussed the role standardization can and  must play. 

It stressed the importance of synergies and engagement from all actors (including manufacturers, suppliers, research and testing institutes and Standardization Bodies). For DHC to truly realise its potential as a viable and sustainable solution to the current crisis, all aspects of the sector, and more so those that ensure it functions to its greatest potential, must be coordinated. Hence the importance of dialogue, knowledge sharing, cooperation, and consensus.

As pipes and valves are the foundation of the DHC sector, it is essential that European standardization Bodies find consensus on common strategies to uphold and strengthen EN standars at international level. This will ensure confidence in the sector and open the door to the investments needed to realise the sector's potential.

Danish Standards informed the group about a national stakeholder dialogue on the  extension of the CEN/TC 107 scope to also include DHC systems. The background for this initiative is the great potential for growth in the DHC sector driven by EU legislation (Fit for 55, revision of the energy directives including EE, EPBD, RED and EU targets on CO2 reductions) and the gas crisis.

We would like to thank Stockholm Exergi for the guided tour of their impressive Bio-Energy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECS) installatiions. When fully operational, they are expected to help capture 800,000 tons of CO2 per year. For more information click here.