Investor Conference - Accelerating the European district heating (DH) rollout – Unlocking the potential of financial markets

On May 14th, an investor workshop titled "Investor-Conference Brussels: Accelerating the European District Heating (DH) Rollout – Unlocking the Potential of Financial Markets" was held in Brussels. The purpose of this workshop was to present and discuss the opportunities and strategies for leveraging financial markets to accelerate the deployment of district heating systems across Europe.

Agenda

14:00 Daniel Møller Sneum (Energy Modelling Lab) Introduction to the workshop

14:10 Prof. Kristina Lygnerud (IVL, Lund University) Update on the relevance of the EU-Taxonomy for investments in district heating and cooling networks

14:30 Prof. Dr. Tobias Popovic´,(Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences) Driving investments in DHC: Lessons learned from the REWARDHeat project

14:50 Ms. Helene Vinten(KommuneKredit) KommuneKredit: a special credit institution – financing district heating systems in Denmark

15:10 Dr. Sebastian Glock (VC Trade) Investment and trading platforms for transition finance with focus on district heating and cooling networks

15:30 Coffee Break

15:50 Mr. Peter Dahl (Pohlem) Investments in sustainable DHC: Swedish pension fund perspective

16:10 Mr. Chris Garsiden(Resourceful Futures) Accelerating sustainable DHC investments: Policy Recommendations

16:30 Mr. Tim Ockenga (GDV) Insurance companies as important investors for the European heat transition

16:50 All speakers Interactive policy recommendations roundtable

17:20 Mr. Roberto Fedrizzi Closing remarks


Recordings of the event are available here

The presentation used can be found here