The Program Committee is working hard on an exciting program covering the many hot topics in District Energy.

The schedule at a glance

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Time Activity Location
09:00 - 09:45 Welcome Coffee & Business Exchange with Partners
09:45 - 10:30 Opening Ceremony
  • • Ahmed Al Ammari, Marafeq Qatar
  • • Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power
10:30 - 12:00 District Cooling and Heating: The solution for a feverish planet
  Climate change is a challenge for every country on every continent. With the Paris Agreement, all countries have agreed to work together to limit global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. The fight against climate change needs an extraordinary cooperation at the international level and solutions to be shared at the local level. In this panel, key stakeholders from the main International entities will explain and discuss the role District Heating and Cooling will play in helping countries to move toward a low-carbon economy. Join us for this session and discover how DHC will make in impact!  
  Panel Debate - Moderator: Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power
  • • Husamuddin Ahmadzai, NEFCO
  • • Representative, Qatar Foundation
  • • John Dulac, International Energy Agency
Q&A: Discussion
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Business Exchange
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Sessions  
14:00 - 15:30 Regulation and practice: issues, solutions, opportunities
Policy & Regulation Session What are the regulatory challenges in the field of District Heating and Cooling? What is the state-of-art in energy policies? What are the underlying principles of good practices? A series of expert panellists will share their perspectives on these questions and more. From local policy to regional regulations, from European to Middle Eastern best practices, speakers will share their visions and solutions to seize the maximum potential of DHC! Come and let your voice be heard!  
  Moderator: Monika Kuusela, Senior Manager, Fortum Corporation
       Ibrahim Al Sada, Kahra-Maa
       Jonas Cognell, City of Gothenburg
       Representative, Government of France
       Representative, DC PRO
14:00 - 15:30 District Heating and Cooling: Fundamental Concepts
Innovation & Development Session For the last couple of years, many new developments have taken place in the field of DHC and have shaped the understanding of the technology. During this session, key renowned experts in specific areas of District Heating and Cooling will explain the fundamental principles behind DHC technology. Get ready to discover the mechanisms that make this pioneering technology work!  
14:00 - 15:30 DHC best practices and benchmarking
Operations & Technology Session As innovative sector District Heating and Cooling looks to become ever more efficient, renewable and sustainable. The integration of new sources such as recoverable heat and cold, multi-sources systems, smart operation embedded in a wider environment, linking heating and cooling networks to each other, active consumers and many other options shape the future of DHC. In this session two top notch networks will share their secrets - and will be benchmarked using two elaborated benchmarking systems. The question is often how much DHC contributes to the fight against climate change or how good a certain network is compared to others - our benchmarking experts have the answer.  
  Moderator :Representative, UN Environment
  • • PRESENTATION    Robert Miller, Marafeq
  • • PRESENTATION    Representative, Wien Energie
  • • PRESENTATION    Representative, AGFW
  • • PRESENTATION Representative, Dubai Carbon Centre
15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments & Business Exchange
16:00 - 17:30 Global District Energy Climate Awards
  Launched in 2009, the Global District Energy Climate Awards recognise systems that illustrate the overall importance of District Energy (heating & cooling) in providing sustainable energy solutions.  
Representative, United Nations Environment / International Energy Agency
Robin Wiltshire, Chairman of Evaluation Panel, Chair of International Energy Agency (IEA) DHC/CHP implementation agreement
  • • Winner: NEW SCHEME
  • • Winner: EXPANSION
  • • Winner: OUT OF THE BOX
19:00 - 23:00 Evening Function and Celebration of Award Winner  

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Time Activity Location
09:00 - 09:45 Welcome Coffee & Business Exchange with Partners
09:00 - 10:30 Parallel Sessions
09:00 - 10:30 Consumers tariffs and markets  
Policy & Regulation Session In the medium and longer term, projections indicate that the market share of District Heating, and above all, District Cooling, will increase significantly up to 2050. For the current and future energy markets, District heating and cooling networks hold an important potential for major savings but, how do markets differ? How are relations with consumers shaped and how is this reflected in the price? In this session, key experts in the field will share their knowledge to draw a clear picture on the current situation and the development of DHC markets and tariffs.  
  Moderator: Birger Lauersen, Dansk Fjernvarme
       Michael Schack, Engie
       Mikael Jakobsson, Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA))
       Representative, TekniskaVerkeni Linköping
09:00 - 10:30 Standardization and quality control
Operations & Technology session District energy systems are - as most systems - complex by nature. On top of this systemic complexity, they are built to run for decades under sometimes extreme conditions but with extreme accuracy. Accordingly devices and installations, be it pipes, substations or pumps, need to fulfil certain requirements. Quality and standards ensuring this quality are essential for a well-functioning system. This session brings together operators and technology suppliers to discuss needs and solutions.  
  Moderator: Representative, EMICOOL
       Subhajit Roy, QATAR COOL
       JørgenÆgidius, Logstor
       Markus Köfinger, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Business Exchange
11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Sessions  
11:00 - 12:30 Resource efficiency under Montreal Protocol
Policy & Regulation Session The Montreal Protocol is a landmark international agreement designed to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. Resource efficiency has already proven to be an effective solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This panel will explore and share best practices, lessons learned and know-how from all over the world through a series of snapshots from various sources that can be used efficiently. Join us and share your vision with our experts!  
  Moderator: Representative, Montreal Protocol
       Representative, TRANE, USA
      Astrid Madsen, City of Rotterdam
       Representative, Latvian Biomass Association
11:00 - 12:30 Operations & Maintenance: shared challenges
Operations & Technology session While top quality devices and installations are one prerequisite for a well-functioning district energy system, high quality operation and maintenance is the other one. What are the main challenges in the field? How can they be tackled? And what would O&M specialists across the board wish for?  
  Moderator: Abobaker Al Hadrami, Marafeq Qatar
       Nahar Al Mutawa, Qatar Cool
       Representative, N.V. Nuon Energy
       Representative, Veolia
12:30 - 13:00 Closing Ceremony
  • • Ahmed Al Ammari, Marafeq Qatar
  • • Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Business Exchange
14:00 - 18:00 Technical Visit I: DISTRICT COOLING PLANTS AT LUSAIL CITY  
  Marafeq District Cooling Plant at the Lusail City. The 80,000 TR plant has a functional installed capacity of 32,000 TR and is connected to world's largest chilled water network. Delegates will be briefed on the expansion plans for the four interconnected DCPs of the Lusail City which will have a connected load of half a million tons making it world's largest on completion.. Find out more  
  14:05: Departure from the Ritz Carlton West Bay Doha
18:00: Back at the Ritz Carlton West Bay Doha