District heating is becoming increasingly important throughout Europe for a secure and sustainable heat supply. Based on many years of experience in this field, atene KOM now offers a comprehensive introduction to the thematic basics, the European energy policy framework and the technical aspects of district heating supply in three e-learning courses.
Concerning security of supply and climate protection, district heating is proving to be an extremely beneficial technology. It not only offers an efficient and sustainable heat supply for residential and commercial areas, but also helps to reduce emissions, especially when renewable resources are integrated. To meet the European climate targets, the use of such efficient heating systems is becoming increasingly important in the EU.
atene KOM has now developed three e-learning courses based on the experiences and results of the project LowTEMP – Low Temperature District Heating for the Baltic Sea Region and the follow-up project LowTEMP 2.0 (funded in the Interreg B Baltic Sea Region Programme from 2017 – 2021):
- District Heating – Future-proof Energy Supply
- District Heating and the European Climate Targets
- District Heating – Key Technical Aspects
The online courses provide an overview on how district heating works as well as on the energy policy framework. The target groups of the courses include municipal representatives responsible for energy issues, energy supply companies, energy agencies, planners and engineers as well as the interested public. The course content aims at raising awareness of the importance and sustainable application of these heat supply systems.
As part of the LowTEMP 2.0 project, the introductory course “District Heating – Future-proof Energy Supply” was translated into the partner languages. The other two courses are available in German and English. Due to this it is possible to further disseminate knowledge about district heating and make the potential of this versatile technology available for the energy and heat transition.
The e-learning courses are now available on the LowTEMP website.