The AGFW project company is a 100 % subsidiary of the German Energy Efficiency Association for Heating, Cooling and CHP (AGFW | Der Energieeffizienzverband für Wärme, Kälte und KWK e. V.). AGFW is the national association for energy efficiency for district heating (DH), combined heat and power (CHP) and cooling systems representing around 500 district heating suppliers and industrial companies.
- Conducts projects, trainings and consulting activities
- Participation in research projects and studies in the area of district heating (including CHP)
- Coordination of research and development projects in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi)
Competencies and experiences for the LowTEMP project
- AGFW promotes the integration of all participating interest groups and documents national and international research results.
- AGFW has 30 years’ experience in the organization and implementation of joint research projects.
- Several energy concepts (including heat maps) have been done over the history and, at present, AGFW worked on master plans as best practice examples of different cities.
- AGFW provides specialized expertise in district and local heating and promotes the exchange of information and know-how in every possible way.
- AGFW offers seminars (over 60 per year, more than 2.000 participants), workshops and meetings.
- AGFW organizes the industry’s largest District Heating – trade fair worldwide with presentations and seminars, a forum where everyone active in this field can meet and exchange experiences.
Main role and activities in the LowTEMP project
AGFW deals with fundamental questions concerning the technical and economic development of district and local heating and the heat and power industry. It investigates opportunities for the cost-effective generation and distribution of district and local heating by suppliers of all sizes. It addresses questions of energy policy and legal issues, promotes optimization and rationalization projects as well as quality assurance. AGFW actively cooperates with city representatives on topics such as urban planning and further city development. The AGFW will be an important knowledge resource in the project and will take in important role in the dissemination of experiences.