District Heating MasterClass with Claus Nielsen
On Thursday, 29 September 2022, UCD Energy Institute & NexSys, in partnership with Smart Grid Ireland (SGI), hosted a talk on the Future of Heat Generation with Claus Nielsen, Senior Project Manager of Danish multi-utility company DIN Forsyning.
Attended by industry, policy-makers and members of the public, Claus gave attendees an insight to how regions can and should transition from smart grids to a Smart energy system.
“The energy transition wins through an efficient heating system.” Claus Nielsen
During the talk, Claus gave a presentation to share his experiences as responsible for a new zero carbon district-heating installation in the Danish seaport of Esbjerg, which replaced the city’s coal-fired power plant. The new plant supplies approx 100,000 local people with approximately 235,000 MWh of heat annually.
The installation uses renewable power from nearby wind farms and seawater as a heat source for the generation of heating energy.
Discussion and Q&A session after the presentation covered a wide range of topics relevant to the skills, infrastructure and planning required to achieve such projects.
Learn more about:
NexSys Energy System and Cities and Communities research Strands: https://www.nexsys-energy.ie/nexsys-programme/
UCD Energy Institute: https://energyinstitute.ucd.ie/
Smart Grid Ireland(SGI): https://www.smartgridireland.org/