Workshop District Heating

Welcome to the second workshop on district heating in Antwerp

Heat represents around 50% of the total energy consumption in Europe. A large number of customers, from private homes to commercial, public and industrial customers, are now connected to a heat network. Today thousands of district heating systems in Europe currently provide more than 10% of the total European heat demand.

Denmark has been working with district heating for more than 100 years, resulting in a great deal of know-how. But Flanders is also ambitious, although we are only at the beginning here. In Antwerp, an urban district heating network is no longer a dream for the future but a very specific project.

In March 2017, ISVAG and the Danish Board for District Heating (DBDH) signed a declaration of intent to exchange knowledge and information. In November 2018, together with EnergyVille and with the support of various companies and organisations in the sector, we organized a successful first edition of the "District Heating Workshop" in Antwerp. Supported by the positive feedback from the more than 200 participants, we would like to invite you to the second international workshop on district heating, on Wednesday 11 December in the Province House in Antwerp.

With top speakers from Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, we managed to put together an even more international program. On December 11, together with experts from different areas - technical, legal, financial, communication... - we will produce a state of affairs of heating networks in Flanders, we will study the stumbling blocks and opportunities and discuss concrete plans or ambitious dreams. In between presentations, we provide sufficient time for networking. The detailed program with all speakers can be found here.

For whom?
This free workshop is intended for everyone who is involved in heating networks from far or near in Belgium and abroad, both from the public and private sector.

As an extra: technical visits on 12 December
To demonstrate that heat networks in Antwerp are now much more than vague plans, we are organizing technical visits to concrete projects on 12 December, such as the Nieuw Zuid heat network and the network from ISVAG to the Terbekehof industrial estate. These visits are also free. You can find the program here.

All places for the technical visits on December 12 have been taken. You can still register for the workshop on December 11, by completing the registration form below. Already registered? Great, then we will see each other on 11 and / or 12 December 2019 in Antwerp. Discover the full program and be sure to read through the practical information.

Partners This second edition of the Heat Workshop is a partnership between ISVAG, DBDH, EnergyVille, Warmtenetwerk Vlaanderen, Interafval (VVSG) and the Province of Antwerp.

Three days on District Heating The Workshop and the Technical Visits in Antwerp are part of a heat three-day event that will be organized on 10, 11 and 12 December. You are welcome in Brussels for the first day of the triptych. All info about the program of this first day and registration for this can be done via a separate site.