On 22 November 2018 in Antwerp took place the “Workshop on District Heating” organised by a joint effort between the Danish and Flemish organisations DBDH, Energyville and ISVAG. The aim was to underline the importance that DH can have for the future energy transition in Europe in in particular to highlight how the lesson-learnt from the most advanced networks can help the growth of District Heating in the rest of Europe. In fact heating is responsible for approximately 50% of total final energy consumption in Europe. District heating systems provide heating for a wide range of customers, from residential building to commercial, public and industrial customers. Meanwhile, there are thousands of district heating systems in Europe, currently supplying more than 10% of total European heat demands. The benefits of district heating and district cooling are most apparent in areas with high density energy demands, like Flanders… Denmark has accumulated know-how through more than
100 years of experience in district heating systems, ranging from energy planning, renewable energy and surplus energy, which results in today´s most efficient combined heat and power technology. DBDH’s mission is to promote district energy for a sustainable city transformation internationally. DBDH wishes to share this experience worldwide as well as serving the interest of the industry at a local level. In Antwerp, for an audience of more than 200 Flemish participants, a number of Danish companies and organizations outlined how the present innovations in this field can boost the use of DH in Europe. In this context, it is very remarkable that one of the solution package of TEMPO has been mentioned as one of the most promising innovation of the future DH. Namely the three innovations for the optimisation of the network and in particular the ICT Platform to decrease the faults rate in substations. The task is ongoing and is running according to the plan. In the next months the research on effect of the remoteness and concept drift will be investigated. What are the performance indicators?, how to calculate them?, which algorithms to choose?, etc..