Key Energy Events
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 09:30 - 11:00
  • Memo
  • Tulipano Room Pav. B6
  • Italian
  • Organized by: IFEC, Ambiente Italia

District heating systems powered by renewable resources (solar thermal, biomass, geothermal and waste heat) are efficient, sustainable and resilient systems of heat production, distribution and consumption and are currently among the most effective and economically viable intervention options for reducing fossil fuel consumption and decarbonizing thermal uses in urbanized and non-urbanized areas. The topic appears even more interesting in light of the latest regulatory developments on Renewable Energy Communities, which, however, currently seem to neglect the instead relevant role of thermal energy, focusing exclusively on electricity generation and sharing. The objective of this workshop is to analyze the potential of district heating and cooling in relation to community energy and direct consumer involvement, while also assessing current barriers to development through the presentation of a series of concrete Italian and foreign examples.

Session Chairs:
WEC Italy
Ambiente Italy
Frederick II

9.30 - 9.45
Chair, Paolo D'Ermo Secretary Genarle WEC Italy and Member of the IFEC Steering Committee
Introduction - Chiara Lazzari, senior project manager Ambiente Italia

9.45 - 10.45
Chair, Riccardo Battisti, Senior Project Manager Ambiente Italia
Community Energy and Thermal Networks: obstacles, potentials and organizational and management modalities
- Energy Communities: from electricity only to district heating, Simone Canteri, Acsm Group, Primiero
- Prospects for green district heating as a solution for decarbonizing the heating and cooling sector, Thomas Pauschinger, AGFW
- Crowdfunding and participatory models in the thermal sector, Chiara Candelise, GREEN - Bocconi

Questions & answers

10.45 - 11.00
Sergio Olivero, IFEC Scientific Committee Member and Head of Business&Finance Innovation, Energy Center PoliTO