15 Apr 2021

Hybrid Energy Networks IEA-DHC webinar

The aim of the IEA DHC Annex TS3 „hybrid energy networks" is to promote opportunities and to overcome challenges for district heating and cooling (DHC) networks in an integrated energy system context, focusing on the coupling to the electricity and the gas grid. As this project nears its completion, this webinar will focus on the interaction between the district heating networks with the electricity and gas grid.


Registration is required by Friday, 23rd April 2021 (end of working day) via this LINK. Please find the agenda here: https://www.iea-dhc.org/the-research/annexes/2017-2021-annex-ts3-draft


Including presentations from:
• Eva Hoss, European Commission/ Renewables and Energy System Integration Policy (DHC as local sector integration hubs – EU policy perspectives)
• Achille Hannoset, European Commission/ Consumers, Local Initiatives, Just Transition (EU legal framework for energy communities)


Topics will be:

  • The European and selected national perspectives (hosted by Peter Sorknæs, Aalborg University), including break-out sessions for Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and UK
  • Handling the complexity of integrated energy system (hosted by Edmund Widl, AIT)
  • International best practice examples for sector coupling (hosted by Anton Ianakiev, Nottingham Trent University)
  • Opportunities and challenges for successful business models (hosted by Dennis Cronbach, Fraunhofer IEE)


Contact: Ralf-Roman Schmidt, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, [email protected]