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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.

Professor Andrew Keane delivering the master class

Professor Andrew Keane delivering the master class

Learn more about:

NexSys Energy System and Cities and Communities research Strands:(opens in a new window)https://www.nexsys-energy.ie/nexsys-programme/

UCD Energy Institute: https://energyinstitute.ucd.ie/

Smart Grid Ireland(SGI):(opens in a new window)https://www.smartgridireland.org/


Hosted By: University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: nexsys@ucd.ie