Energy efficient district heating (DH) systems are key to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. To unlock this potential, more knowledge about the next generation of district heating supply systems among the various types of responsible stakeholders is needed. Therefore, the partners of the Interreg VB project LowTEMP 2.0 worked on capacity building and developed trainings with the aim to increase knowledge on smart and sustainable DH grids in the Baltic Sea Region.
LowTEMP 2.0 is building on the project results of the three productive project years of LowTEMP. 11 partners and 42 associated partners from local, regional and national authorities, district heating suppliers, energy agencies, research institutions, associations and SMEs in nine countries in the Baltic Sea region continued their work on the LowTEMP training package. The training package has been adapted by the project partners to the national and local characteristics of nine BSR countries, e.g. with regard to the legal frameworks, the stakeholder landscape and country specific funding programmes. Furthermore, it has been translated into the partner languages and used for seminars and workshops in the partner regions and is now available on the LowTEMP training website. Additionally, key knowledge on sustainable and efficient district heating in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) was compiled in three e-learning courses, which offer efficient and self-determined learning opportunities. The target groups of this offer are municipal and regional representatives in charge of energy supply, energy companies and suppliers, energy agencies, planners and engineers.