STRATEGO Final Conference

Since 2014, 17 partner organisations from 12 countries have been working to support the EU Heating and Cooling Strategy, to help national and local authorities develop enhanced Heating & Cooling plans, and to improve capacities at the local level to put these plans into practice. On 12 October 2016, the STRATEGO project held its Final Conference to conclude this work by presenting progress to date and discussing key priorities and opportunities for the sector.

This final European workshop was well attended by local authorities and urban planners, housing and building companies and representatives of the heating and cooling industry. Participants had the chance to discover and evaluate the project results, particular business models and engage in cross-border collaboration on multi-level actions for enhanced heating and cooling plans.

Programme highlights

Introduction by Alessandro Provaggi (Project coordinator, Head of the DHC+ Technology Platform)

Session 1: “National Heating & Cooling Strategies: from policy to implementation”

Panel Debate moderated by Alix Bolle (EU Campaign Manager at Energy Cities) with:

Paul Hodson (Head of Energy Efficiency Unit at DG Energy, European Commission)

Paul Voss (Managing Director at Euroheat & Power)

David Connolly (Professor at Aalborg University, Coordinator of Heat Roadmap Europe)

Neven Duić (Professor at University of Zagreb)

Session 2: “Local Heating & Cooling Projects: reality check in the field”

Panel Debate moderated by Ruth Bush (Stratego Project Officer at the Scottish Government) with:

Erwin Cornelis (Expert Energy Policy at VITO)

Kristina Lygnerud (Business model expert at Halmstad University)

Dave Pearson (Director at Star Renewable Energy)

Aksana Krasatsenka (Project and Communication Officer at the DHC+ Technology Platform)

View the list of participants here.

The STRATEGO Final Conference was held in the framework of the 2016 District Energy Days, also featuring the Euroheat & Power policy conference and the DHC+ Brokerage Event.

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