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Clean District Energy


By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of District Energy on the overall energy system and how it fits in, and getting in touch with energy policies from Denmark and why certain policies have been established
    Perform efficient energy planning while being able to select an optimal mixture of different energy sources – especially by the use of the DHAT and the parameters used in this
  • Select efficient design parameters and system types based on the items learned from the course
  • Perform hydraulic design and optimize system in order to maintain best possible supply – while keeping energy losses to a minimum

Be able to promote and appreciate the importance of DE as an integral part of the national energy system


  • History and development of District Heating in Denmark and Europe
  • Implementing modern District Heating systems
  • Planning and development of District Energy Systems
  • Business model stakeholders and their engagement
  • How to produce District Heating today and in the future
  • Different fuel sources and how to combine different source
  • Sector coupling and utilizing surplus heating from industries
  • Efficient energy production and dispatch instruction
  • Heat forecasting and different ways heat demands are affected
  • Hydraulic Design of modern & efficient piping systems
  • Assumptions for the choice of the right pipe system
  • Modern efficient piping systems
  • Planning and development of renovation and expansions
  • DH substation going towards the 4 generation DH
  • Ways to achieve low temperature District Heating
  • Network operation and optimization (temperature & flow)
  • End users – Optimization of residential and non-residential consumers
  • Next Generation – future of District Energy systems (4th generation DH, hybrid systems, smart-grids etc.)

Target group

The course should focus on multiple levels of the district energy sector, covering the topic broadly. However, since the decision-making process in most countries helmed by non-technicians/non-experts at the management level, there should be an emphasis on the policy and leadership perspective.
This necessitates a focus on policies and regulations that explains district heating by delving into economic analyses, emissions targets, social benefits and long-term infrastructure development.

The following profiles could benefit from the course:

  • Technicians responsible for design and implementation
  • Directors & senior level managers
  • Public officers working in relevant government agencies
  • Local government employees from municipalities etc.
  • Engineer level experts & utility personnel