On 27-28 September 2016, the 4DH Research Centre hosted its 2nd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating. This year, the Conference took place in Aalborg, Denmark. The conference applied to everyone with an interest in energy systems and district heating and cooling and through the Call of Abstracts, researchers and experts from industry and businesses were invited to contribute to further enhancing the knowledge of 4th Generation District Heating and Smart Energy Systems.

Some of the topics on the agenda:

  • What is future sustainable heating?
  • How can district heating adopt to the future?
  • What are the synergies of smart heating and smart energy systems?
  • How is UNEP using the knowledge created in the 4DH center?
  • What is smart heating for smart cities?
  • How can citizens in Europe and globally get cost-effective heating?

“We have an exciting line-up this year with both International and European perspectives. Last year, 4DH research opened the door for the EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling, and this year 4DH research and technologies are resonating in Japan,” says Head of 4DH Henrik Lund.

The 4DH conference will also feature the world premiere on the movie “Smart Heating Europe” explaining how modern district heating systems can help integrate more renewable energy, meet the CO2 targets, improve the efficiency of the heat supply and secure cheap heating for millions of citizens.

Program

You can view the full program of the conferance here.

Book of abstracts

Access the book of abstracts here.

Pictures

Videos

Conference film from the 2nd International Conference on SES4DH 2016

Opening speech by Professor Henrik Lund at the 2nd International Conference on SES4DH 2016

Keynote presentation by Paul Voss at the 2nd International Conference on SES4DH 2016

Keynote presentation by David Connolly at the 2nd International Conference on SES4DH 2016

Tore Duvold on the video “Smart Heating Europe” at the 2nd International Conference on SES4DH 2016

Morten Duedahl on the “Smart Heating Europe” video, 2nd International Conference on SES4DH 2016

Keynote presentation by Tetsunari Iida at the 2nd International Conference on SES4DH 2016

Keynote presentation by Lily Riahi at the 2nd International Conference on SES4DH 2016

Keynote speakers

Paul Voss, Director of the district energy association Euroheat & Power explains why 4DH research on heating is attracting attention in the agenda of the EU Commission.

David Connolly, Coordinator of Heat Roadmap Europe highlights the research based inputs for the European Heating and Cooling agenda.

Tetsunari Iida, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Japan, addresses how 4GDH can be part of a future Japanese energy system with less nuclear power and more renewable energy sources.

Lily Riahi, advisor on Sustainable Energy in Cities for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) talks about how the District Energy in Cities initiative will help us meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Presentations

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