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Improving the performance of district heating systems in Central and East Europe

Objective

The Project “Improving the performance of district heating systems in East Europe” – or KeepWarm for short – targets the largest energy user in the EU: Energy demand for heating and cooling (49%). Relying on district heating systems for heat generation is the most effective solution in densely populated areas. However, many district heating systems (DHS) are highly energy inefficient and need to be modernized. Considering that the predominant energy sources used are still fossil fuels (oil, gas or coal) makes interventions ever more urgent. Both statements hold especially for East European countries where old, inefficient district heating systems, mostly fueled by fossil sources, urgently need to be modernized.

The unique feature of KeepWarm is its combination of concrete work at pilot systems and its close alignment with national and European multipliers to disseminate this experience broadly. The latter incudes close interaction with potential investors and fund managers to increase the likelihood that KeepWarm business plans receive the necessary funding. The project promotes EU goals of improved and environmental friendly heating and cooling but adapts its exploitation strategy to distinct national windows of opportunities.

KeepWarm will work intensively with DHS in seven countries (i) to increase the energy efficiency of these systems; and (ii) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting a switch from fossil to renewable fuels. This is most urgently needed in the case of large-scale DH systems that are mostly found in Eastern Europe, the focus of this project. Likewise, it is important to ensure that existing DHS that run on renewables do not switch back to fossil fuels.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2017-CSA-PPI

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 362 583,75
Address
Dag Hammarskjold Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn
Germany

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Region
Darmstadt Main-Taunus-Kreis
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 104 785,00
Address
Ivana Lucica 5
10000 Zagreb

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Region
Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LANDESKAMMER FUER LAND UND FORTWIRTSCHAFT IN STEIERMARK
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 285 089,75
Address
Hamerlinggasse 3
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 9,00
REGIONALNA ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA SJEVEROZAPADNE HRVATSKE
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 148 312,50
Address
Andrije Zaje 10
10000 Zagreb

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Region
Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 123 250,00
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 301 000,00
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEPLARENSKE SDRUZENI CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 201 505,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BIEDRIBA ZEMGALES REGIONALA ENERGETIKAS AGENTURA
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 137 281,25
Address
Liela Street 11
3001 Jelgava

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Region
Latvija Latvija Zemgale
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ZAVOD ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA ZA SAVINJSKO SALESKO IN KOROSKO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 132 462,50
Address
Koroska Cesta 37a
3320 Velenje

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Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Savinjska
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LLC KT-ENERGY
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 197 750,00
Address
Biloruska Street House 15b Apartment 22
04119 Kyiv

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNE NAUKE VINCA INSTITUT OD NACIONALNOG ZNACAJA ZA REPUBLIKU SRBIJU, UNIVERZITET U BEGRADU
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 104 468,75
Address
Mihajla Petrovica Alasa 12
11307 Vinca Beograd

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00