#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 11th district which is called “Power Plant Simmering”. The location includes various kind of energy production units like CHPs, solar thermal, heat storages etc. 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

This programme is still a draft.

24 February
25 February
08:30-09:00Welcome coffee & registration
Opening of the conference Peter Kraus, City of Vienna
09.15 – 10:00Setting the scene
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 stepsKlaus-Dieter Borchardt – Deputy Director-General 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 gasThe City of Vienna, Bernd Vogl
Interventions byMatus Vallo, Mayor of Bratislava (tbc),
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 Marcus Hummel, Hotmaps: the tool to start national and local heat strategies

Claire Roumet, European City Facility

Laura Uuttu-Deschryvere, Helsinki Energy Challenge

Judith Neyer, Spatial Energy Planning for Heat Transition

Herbert Hemis, “Climate Zones Vienna

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

Patrick Crombez, Heat pumps for replacement market and collective application

Dr. Rainer Wiedemann, Renewable Energy from Waste Water

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
Thomas Angerer, 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 discussionRepresentative of ITRE Committee, European Parliament
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 withMEP Pernilla Weiss, EPP (tbc)
MEP, Carlos Zorrinho, S&D (tbc)
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, Vice-president of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Karl Ochsner, CEO of Ochsner Heat Pumps
Maria Vassilakou, Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Member of the Mission, Innovation Board for the Climate Neutral Cities (tbc)
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

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