We are delighted to share the first newsletter from the D2Grids Interreg Project which is leading the way forward for 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling. We are looking forward to reporting our progress supporting Nottingham Council with the Nottingham pilot.
1-2 October Newcastle – The Copthorne Hotel
Mine Heat – Terraced Housing – Urban Agriculture
Developing Cost Efficient and scalable solutions – In practice
The Heating and Cooling Smart City Initiative aims to accelerate the regeneration of former mining and industrial areas of the North East by transforming their energy and food supply using sustainable and affordable solutions. You are invited to a two-day seminar at which we will highlight a selection of major opportunities, as well as the strategies and technologies available to explore them in real life.
Heat from former mine workings has the potential to replace gas as the main heat source in many areas of the North East. A series of mine heat projects are underway and many more are planned.
Connecting terraced housing to heat networks is a major opportunity to local councils and suppliers. We have a line-up of experienced practitioners who will show you how they are tackling this issue.
Urban agriculture can provide local, healthy food and also boost the performance of heat networks. The Netherlands is a role model for successful farming in population centres. We will explore how this is achieved and how heat networks can provide benefits both to growers and network operators.
Launch of the Heat Academy in Stoke-on-Trent; October 26th, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent Lord Mayor, Lilian Dodd opened the new Heat Academy at Stoke-on-Trent College. Ruth Smeeth, MP for Stoke North gave her support to the new venture in a speech praising the College, Council and Nordic Heat/The Smart City Alliance for their vision in developing the new Academy.
Carol Martin, Vice Principal of Stoke-on-Trent College, welcomed the new opportunities that the Heat Academy will bring to the people of Stoke and particularly to young people looking to develop high level skills to meet the ambitions of the Stoke Sustainable Smart City project. Her words were echoed by Julie Obada, Strategic Manager for Employment, Learning and Skills for Stoke Staffs LEP.
Andrew Briggs and Sebastien Danneels gave detailed presentations about the Stoke Sustainable Smart City project with particular reference to the district heating scheme. Local and national organisations were then able to question Andrew and Sebastien about the potential supply chain opportunities.
Nordic Heat and The Smart City Alliance are supporting Stoke-on-Trent Council in developing the Stoke Sustainable Smart City project and, in particular the, district heating scheme, Hotspot SME supply chain support programme and Heat Academy. Peter Anderberg, CEO, said “we are delighted to be working with Stoke Council on the Smart City Stoke project. The installation of the district heating and other smart city projects will create many new employment and supply chain opportunities. We want to make sure that the Heat Academy and Hotspot programmes help local people take full advantage of these new opportunities.”
Nordic Clean Energy Week – May 23rd, 2018
UK Heat Networks – Political Background, Michael Jampel – May 21st 2018
Optimising the Technical Design of Large Scale District Heating Networks – Jesper Baring