The LowTEMP training package contains the key know-how, innovative strategies and tools to enable DH stakeholders to realise LTDH. 26 seminar modules cover different aspects – from background material to strategies and concepts, from technical aspects to best practice.
Each module consists of
The training material can be downloaded below. Additional background material can be requested here
Climate Protection Policy and Goals
Introduction to the relevance of climate mitigation, climate action plans of the EU and the progress towards the greenhouse gas emission targets.
Energy Supply Systems and LTDH
Overview on the energy sources in energy supply systems, the past and present of district heating as well as current research projects.
Energy Supply Systems in the Baltic Sea Region
Status of district heating systems in the Baltic Sea Region and the potential and barriers for low temperature district heating.
Energy Strategies and Pilot Projects
Methodology of Development of Energy Strategies
Explanation of the methodology behind the development of energy strategies involving low temperature district heating.
Pilot Energy Strategies – Aims and Conditions
Description of the strategic tool “Pilot Energy Strategies”.
Pilot Energy Strategies – Examples
Two exemplary Pilot Energy Strategies for the municipalities Gulbene (Latvia) and Ilmajoki (Finland) that were developed by LowTEMP.
Pilot Testing Measures
Presentation of LowTEMP pilot measures in Gulbene and Halmstad and identification of recommendations and conclusions for further project implementations.
CO2 emission calculation
Description and analysis of methods for calculation of CO2 emission in CHP systems.
Definition of Life Cycle Thinking and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as well as exemplary calculation of Life Cycle Impact of two case study projects.
Life cycle costs of LTDH projects
Definition of terms in the context of life cycle analysis for district heating systems, application and calculation method of the life cycle tool.
Economic efficiency and funding gaps
Introduction and application of a calculation method to measure the economic efficiency of district heating systems.
Contracting and payment models
Summary of the different models for contracting and pricing Heat Supply Agreements (HSA) for district heating systems.
Business Models and Innovative Funding Structures
Definition of the term business model and description of new innovative business model tools as well as innovative funding structures.
Installation methods and pipe varieties in District Heating.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
General introduction of CHP and the basic operating principles as well as the future prospects of the CHP-technology.
Large Scale Solar Thermal
Overview on the requirements and operating modes of large scale solar thermal systems.
Waste and Surplus Heat
Introduction on waste heat recovery in Europe and the basic principles as well as the benefits of waste heat utilisation including waste heat projects in Europe.
Large Scale Heat Pumps
Overview on the integration of multiple heat sources and flexibilisation of district heating systems in combination with large heat pumps.
Power-to-Heat & Power-to-Gas
Introduction to the basic principle behind Power-to-Heat and Power-to-Gas technology and the integration within the electricity and heat sectors.
Thermal, Solar Ice and PCM Storage
Overview on the technical details, components and current implementation of thermal, solar ice and PCM storages.
Heat Pump Systems
Technical introduction on four different types of heat pump systems and their implementation in the Baltic Sea Region.
Low Temperature and Floor Heating
Technical introduction on heating systems and heat distribution, different types of heaters and their specific requirements.
Tap Water Production
Background information on freshwater resources and water footprint as basis for the technical introduction on hot water and tap water supply.
Technical introduction on the function as well as the advantages and disadvantges of different heat recovery systems and their implementation in the design process.