Heat Networks: Source of Energy Security

Successes and best practises on a renewable energy driver
Sharing views on outstanding European experiences

The European Energy Transition is a major opportunity to initiate the revival of the investments and the economy. It would not succeed without a strong development of heat networks. Discussing on outstanding heat networks projects in various EU countries has proved to be truly inspirational for the community.

Real tool for the urban comfort, heat networks have various advantages for the users:

  • easy to use
  • energy costs control
  • multi-energy development
  • reduction of atmospheric emissions
  • environment preserved with respect to aesthetic, visual and acoustic
  • more secured as there is no combustion in the served buildings
  • no maintenance charges or additional compliance burdens due to localised production
  • health risks taken into account

It is thus crucial to have well-conceived and well-managed heat networks. The 12th of March was an opportunity to share views on those projects and their success factors.

PROGRAMME | Thursday 12th of March 2015 – Boulogne-sur-Mer

09h30           Accueil petit-déjeuner
10h00           Présentation du Cluster SAFE-ICE
                     Philippe CHARTON, Managing Director Habitat du Littoral
10h05           Mot d’Accueil
                     Max PAPYLE, Deputy Mayor of Boulogne-sur-Mer Urban Ecology
10h15           Introduction
                     Ludovic FAYEULLE et Hélène EVRARD-HENON, Habitat du Littoral
10h30           Heat map and calculation tool for heat networks
                     Marianne VANCLEEMPUT, West-Vlaamse Intercommunale (BE)
11h00           District Heating Policy
                     Wouter CYX, City of Antwerp (BE)
11h30           The South Holland Heat Roundabout
                     Maya VAN DER STEENHOVEN, Province of South Holland (NL)
12h00           From the feasibility study to the implementation: Boulogne-sur-Mer’s heat
                     networks winner of the national city chalenge,
                     Ludovic FAYEULLE, City of Boulogne-sur-Mer (FR)
12h30           Luncheon cocktail
13h30           Feasibility study for a heat network on the old Sugar factory site in Veurne
                     Jeroen VERBEKE (BE)
14h00           How to make heat hot?
                     Mariette BILIUS, DCMR and Province du Sud de la Hollande
14h30           Pictures and video on the northern heat network in Boulogne-sur-Mer
                     Ludovic FAYEULLE, Ville de Boulogne-sur-Mer (FR)
15h00           Site visit – boiler room / Liane heat network
16h00           Coffee and networking

CJC, Boulevard Chanzy, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer

Further information

Helene EVRARD-HENON, Chargée de Mission Europe – assistante de projet SAFE-ICE

Amandine SARAZIN, Chargée de Mission Communication