Retrofitting DHC – How to develop a successful action plan

To decarbonise the heating sector, specifically, it is key for this transition to be systematically defined, so that all those relevant stakeholders at the EU, national and local level, are involved in a harmonised way.

The main objective of the EU projects UpgradeDH and KeepWarm is to support further uptake of district heating in Europe, in particular by making recommendations to national governments and local authorities on how to approach DHS retrofitting. µ

  • Upgrade DH develops action plan for the retrofitting of inefficient networks in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands.
  • KeepWarm project focus on Central and Eastern Europe, and in particular Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Join Celsius Initiative, Upgrade DH & KeepWarm on 23 February (9:30 CET) to discuss the successful development of action plans to retrofit DH networks in Europe. You will hear about concrete case studies, legislative challenges and solutions to overcome them.


– Mr Werner Lutsch, Managing Director and CEO of AGFW, the German Energy Efficiency Association for District Heating, Cooling and CHP
– Mr Jure Čižman, Senior Advisor at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia

Moderated by Giulia Forgnone, Policy Officer at Euroheat & Power


Tuesday, February 23, 2021