DHC+ Summer School | 23 August 2020 – 29 August 2020 | online

The DHC+ summer school is a full week of intensive training with renowned industry experts and academics in the field of District Energy. The teaching method is based on the combination of theory & practical exercises. This year’s programme will focus on Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem in District Heating and Cooling, using Artificial Intelligence and will be conducted virtually for the very first time.

The 8th edition of the International DHC+ Summer School was to take place in Karlshamn, Sweden at the end of August. However, due to the COVID-19 situation and the uncertainty surrounding international travel, we have decided to change the format and organise the 1st ever ONLINE summer school on DHC!

Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem in District Heating and Cooling, using Artificial Intelligence
After months of preparations, the 8th edition of the International DHC+ Summer School took place ONLINE from 23 to 29 August. 25 participants from all over the world (incl. Iceland and Australia) took part in this “roller coaster of activities and experiences”.

They had the chance to attend excellent lectures, an interesting workshop on data analytics, networking activities as well as speed dating with DHC+ members. And, last but not least, they worked hard on the Challenge of this year on “Value distribution using digitalisation”.

The results of the group work were presented to the high-level jury composed of Alessandro Provaggi (DHC+), Anton Koller (Danfoss), Bertrand Guillemot (Dalkia), Lina Enskog Broman (Swedenergy), Samuel Henningsson (NetPort Science Park) and Wolfgang Birk (Luleå University of Technology). They have unanimously chosen the project “Starget” as the winner of this year’s Challenge.


We would like to thank the co-organisers of the online summer school – NetPort Science Park, NODA Intelligent Systems, Halmstad University and Danfoss – for their support on the programme and constant engagement throughout the week, as well as this year’s sponsors – Karlshamn Energi and AAK!

Next year’s summer school will, hopefully, take place in Karlshamn and will be hosted by NetPort Science Park, as it was planned at the beginning. We look forward to August 2021 when we can discover beautiful Sweden, visit technical sites and enjoy the freedom of networking!