Low Temperature District Heating for the Baltic Sea Region


October 2017 -
September 2020
2. Natural resources 2.3 Energy efficiency

LowTEMP

District heating systems are widespread around the Baltic Sea but are often outdated. Future-oriented energy supply includes low temperature district heating systems that lose less heat and use renewable energy and waste as heat sources. LowTEMP addresses municipal representatives responsible for urban and energy issues, heat suppliers, planners, engineers and energy agencies, and provides them with knowledge on technical, organisational and financial strategies to implement low temperature district heating.

Summary

District heating currently

District heating is prevalent in the Baltic Sea region: in some countries more than 50% of the households are supplied from district heating. Often, the existing district heating systems do not comply with energy efficiency standards and are technically outdated. They also face the challenge posed by an increasing number of new and refurbished energy efficient buildings.

Low temperature district heating

Low temperature district heating is a possibility to optimise the existing district heating systems and to develop independent future sustainable grids. By lowering the temperature in the networks, the reduction of heat losses and utilisation of renewable energy and waste-to-heat sources are possible.

The project

Within the LowTEMP project, partners from nine Baltic Sea region countries come together to make the district heating supply in their municipalities and regions, and in other Baltic Sea regions, more sustainable by integrating low temperature district heating solutions. Project activities provide local and regional authorities as well as other institutions responsible for the energy supply, with the know-how and strategic tools on how to plan, finance, install and manage low temperature district heating systems. This shall lead to the restructuring of the existing district heating systems towards future sustainable low temperature district heating grids. More efficient energy supply systems mean energy saving, better economy and cleaner air in Baltic Sea region.

Budgets

Total
€ 3.77
million
Erdf
€ 2.84
million
Eni + Russia
€ 0.17
million
Norway
€ 0.00
million

PARTNERS

CONTACTS

Project manager

atene KOM GmbH

Britta Schmigotzki

+49 30 609 899 049

Legal representative

Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences (IMP PAN)

Jan Kiciński

+48 583 416 071

Financial manager

atene KOM GmbH

Christoph Wald

+49 30 221 831 037

Communication manager

atene KOM GmbH

Darijus Valiucko

+ 49 30 609 899 019