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Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Workshop "Tools and methods for strategic analyses in heating and cooling: What is the state of the art and how to improve our tools?"

Time: Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Venue: Building C, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, Copenhagen K, DK-1220, Denmark

In Europe, there is a clear long-term objective to decarbonise the energy system, but it is currently unclear how this will be achieved in the heating and cooling sector. A huge variety of tools and methods is currently applied to support the transition and develop efficient strategies and policies. The Heat Roadmap Europe project and the Strategic Research Centre for 4th Generation District Heating Technologies (www.4dh.eu) both aims to provide new capacity and skills for lead-users in the heating and cooling sector by developing the data, tools, methodologies, and results necessary to manage the transition of the sector.

This workshop organised in the framework of the 4DH Conference intends to bring together experts on heating and cooling system analyses from various ongoing (EU and beyond) H2020 research and innovations projects to exchange about experiences, lessons learned and ways forward with regard to heating and cooling focused energy system analyses. The workshop aims at both: getting a better understanding of today's state of the art as well as identifying promising ways forward to improve existing tools and methods.

The scope includes assessments for individual cities or districts as well as country- or EU wide studies. It comprises sector specific and system-wide approaches, bottom-up as well as top-down studies, etc.

Registration necessary to HRE4@isi.fraunhofer.de before September 1 2017 due to limited space available.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.