#DecarbCities Forum 2020

On Monday 24 February, we will organise a visit in the “Largest heat pump in central Europe”.

One of the most important energy production sites of Vienna is located in the 11th district which is called “Power Plant Simmering”. The location includes various kinds of energy production units like CHPs, solar thermal and heat storages. Wien Energie (Energy supplier) installed a large heat pump (installed capacity: 27 MWth) for use of waste and environmental heat for district heating in Vienna. The visit will be followed by a networking dinner at MuseumsQuartier (MQ).

Participation is open to all participants. Please indicate your availability during registration.

Translation from English to German will be available during the conference on 25 February.

24 February
25 February
08:30-09:00Welcome coffee & registration
Opening of the conference Dr. Jürgen Schneider; Head of Section VII – Climate and Environment, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Bernd Vogl, Head of Energy Planning, City of Vienna

Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association

09.15 – 10:00Setting the sceneModerator: Peter Kraus, Local Council, Spokesperson for Energy and Planning Vienna
From local heat needs to national Heat StrategyStephan Brandligt, Co-negotiator representing local authorities of the Dutch Heat Strategy
The Austrian heat strategy and co-design with local stakeholdersHeidelinde Adensam, Austrian Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Head of Department Energy Efficiency and Buildings
Heat Roadmaps by Member States: state of play & next stepsEva Hoos – Policy Officer in the Renewable Energy Unit of DG ENER, European Commission
10:00 – 11.00Policy debate: Decarbonising Heat: What does it mean in reality in cities? Moderator: Claire Roumet, Energy Cities
Districts of Europe: how to move away from gas Bernd Vogl, The City of Vienna
Interventions byBruno Charles, Vice President of Grand Lyon, the Metropolis of Lyon
Katri Kuusinen, Head of Energy Unit, City of Helsinki
Lukas Hammer, MP and Chair of the Environment Committee
Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 World tables: Existing tools for local players to design strategies
Presentations of Moderator: Julien Joubert, Energy Cities

Find your table by following the number of each presentation!

1. Marcus Hummel, Hotmaps: the tool to start national and local heat strategies

2. Claire Roumet, European City Facility

3. Laura Uuttu-Deschryvere, Helsinki Energy Challenge

4. Irina Brunner, Spatial Energy Planning for Heat Transition

5. Herbert Hemis, “„Energy zoning and decarbonisation of the building stock“.

6. Andreas Riedmann, Implementing EPBD high-efficiency alternative system assessment in Tyrol

7. Patrick Crombez, Heat pumps for replacement market and collective application

8. Dr. Rainer Wiedemann, Renewable Energy from Waste Water

9. Andrew Bissell, Sunamp heat batteries – Enabling heat pumps in buildings previously deemed inaccessible

10. Thomas Fleckl, Heat pumps in residential area – challenges for acoustic and retrofit of
multifamily houses

13:00-14:00Lunch break
14.00 – 15.00Energy communities and cities: the path to establishing new roles and potentials in local communitiesModerator: Judith Neyer, Urban Innovation Vienna
Conceptual design of decarbonizing of heat
Michaela Deutsch, Wien Energie
Energy as a local product in Eeklo, Belgium
Bob D’Haeseleer, Alderman, City of Eeklo
Citizen initiative for a local heat network in GroningenEls Struiving, Representative of the energy community “Buurtwarmte Paddepoel”
Conclusions and panel discussion
15.00 – 15.30Coffee break
15.30 – 16.30Final policy debate: What do we need from the European Union? Moderator: Thomas Nowak, European Heat Pump Association
Panel discussion withCiarán Cuffe MEP Ireland Green party and Ambassador for Renovate Europe
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, Vice-president of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Karl Ochsner, CEO of Ochsner Heat Pumps
Duncan Gibb, Project Manager & Analyst at REN21
16.30Summary of the conference
17.00 – 18.00 Farewell cocktail reception
18:00End of conference

Guided tour to Simmering : First Group
13:30Shuttle bus from MQ to Simmering
14:00Guided Tour Simmering
15:00Shuttle bus from Simmering to MQ
15:30Arrival to MQ
19:00Networking dinner at MQ
Guided tour to Simmering: Second group
15:30Shuttle bus from MQ to Simmering
16:00Guided Tour Simmering
17: 00Shuttle bus from Simmering to MQ
17:30Arrival MQ
Networking dinner at MQ

Find the bus at the meeting point!

Meet us on Burgring 7, Vienna. The bus will have a sign reading “Wien Energie”.

Please be there 15′ minutes before departure so that we avoid any delays.

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