Training in Substation Theory and Practice

For the final part of InnoHeat, MEC Kolobrzeg appointed the district heating engineer at Kraftringen, Holger Feurstein, to train employees in the theory and practice of substation dimensioning and design. Kraftringen operates a network supplying the municipalities of Lund, Eslöv, and Lomma with heat and the company applies a well structured method for developing the efficiency of its network.  Through a current project, the Kraftringen network will be connected to the networks of Landskrona and Helsingborg on the west coast of Skåne. At his assistance Holger has Jörgen Persson from ESS, and he and the team have also mobilized the services of the supplier of heat exchangers and substations, Alfa Laval, to present their most modern range of heat exchangers and provide training in the dimensioning of substations.

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Improvements in district heating systems need to start with the substations

Partners of the InnoHeat project are on the home stretch, trying to finish remaining activities before the end of 2014, and the end of the project. MEC Kolobrzeg has decided to focus on a pilot project related to the functioning of substations and on the overall structure of the grid.

A close partnership has been developed for improvements in MEC Kolobrzeg

Improvement of the system has been an effort fraught with some disappointment for MEC Kolobrzeg. Before InnoHeat a Swedish consulting company was assigned the task of analyzing the efficiency of the grid and coming up with ideas for improvements, but neither did they come up with satisfactory results, nor concrete improvement activities. As the InnoHeat project has gone on it has become increasingly obvious that the analysis capacity that is needed by MEC Kolobrzeg has been built up among the people who have become connected to the project.

Through the project a close partnership between ESS and Kraftringen in Lund has been developed. The research facility ESS will supply heat to the grid operated by Kraftringen, which supplies heat to the municipalities of Lund, Eslöv and Landskrona. Through the cooperation between InnoHeat partner ESS and Kraftringen, the district heating engineer at Kraftringen, Holger Feurstein has become connected to the project. Now, MEC Kolobrzeg has appointed Holger head of an improvement team that is analyzing a number of important aspects of the Kolobrzeg grid in order to suggest improvement measures. The team also includes Jörgen Persson, an energy expert at ESS, and one of the partners of InnoHeat, and a few other resources.

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District Heating from five different aspects

During the InnoHeat meeting in Kolobrzeg 8-9th of April four scholarship holders of the Swedish Institute Network for Future Global Leaders, together with one Swedish Institute alumni, held presentations of district heating from different aspects.

We are glad to be able to present papers from all of them.

Lifecycle thinking, understanding the whole system and business incentives crucial for district heating
by Maxim Vlasov, Russia, MA studies in Management

Energy recovery from waste: opportunities and challenges for the Baltic Sea Region
by Jurate Miliute-Plepiene, Lithuania, MA in Enviromental management and cleaner production, PhD in System analysis focusing on energy recovery from waste

Energy efficiency and energy saving in building sector
by Galyna Venzhego, Ukraine, PhD studies in energy efficiency and construction

Thermal modernization reduces thermal energy consumption and costs and increases health safety
by Marcin Kozlowski, Poland, BSc and MSc in structural and civil engineering. PhD studies on timberglass composite structural elements as a way to reduce CO2 emissons

District heating in the EU´s comprehensive assessment under energy efficiency directive
by Maciej M. Sokolowski, Poland, researcher at the University of Basel

The Swedish Institute Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) is a network that aims to build a long lasting relationship between Sweden and our scholarship holders. The network provides the possibility to participate in events, workshops, seminars and visits to companies around Sweden and aims to provide the scholarship holders improved goodwill and knowledge about Sweden.

The 5th edition of InnoHeat newsletter describes project activities we carried out in 2013.


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InnoHeat newsletter 5th edition 2013 (English version)

2 articles of InnoHeat in a major Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri


2 articles of InnoHeat project were published in one of the major newspapers in Sweden Dagens Industri on 15th November 2013. They were included in series of articles published for COP 19 in Warsaw.

The first article describes how InnoHeat contributes to greener energy production around the Baltic Sea. In the second article, Project Manager Kamil Zajaczkowski was interviewed . Full-size articles are available here.

Newsletter 4th edition 2013

newsletter4In the 4th edition of InnoHeat newsletter, we interviewed Anna Blomborg, Marketing Manager Heating, Comfort of Alfa Laval Lund AB, and also a member of the network organisation SweHeat & Cooling – The Swedish Council for District Heating & Cooling. She explains a successful cooperation among Swedish companies in this network. 

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InnoHeat Newsletter 4th edition 2013 (English version)



Newsletter, 3rd edition 2012

InnoHeat newsletter 3rd edition 20122012 has been a year full of project activities. Some of them have been captured in the 3rd edition of the InnoHeat newsletter, which has been distributed over the last couple of days. Subscribe to project newsletters and recieve the email version by signing up here.

InnoHeat Newsletter 3rd edition 2012 (English version)

InnoHeat naujienlaiškis, 3 leidinys 2012 (Lithuanian version)

3. wydanie biuletynu dotyczącego projektu InnoHeat (Polish version)

InnoHeat nyhetsbrev 3 2012 (Swedish version)

InnoHeat-Newsletter, 3. Ausgabe 2012 (German version)



Smart Heat Grids

Sustainable district heating and cooling for the future

cjChristian Johansson was one of the Swedish experts participating in the study visit to Blekinge in November. In his capacity as Guest Writer in the 3rd edition of the InnoHeat newsletter, he outlines the NODA business idea about proactive optimization of district heating systems to meet shifting weather conditions, pricing and energy consumption.

By Christian Johansson, CTO at NODA Intelligent Systems AB

How we generate and use energy is something that affects our everyday life, and our society is now more than ever dependent on a free flow of readily available energy. As the challenges relating to climate change and increasing energy prices mount we find ourselves faced with great challenges which require new and innovative solutions for a sustainable future. Almost half of all energy generated in Europe is used for heating and cooling, and the benefits of optimizing these systems are overwhelmingly large. At NODA we combine world leading knowledge and cutting edge engineering in order to develop platforms for system-wide optimization of district heating and cooling systems. By integrating and merging energy companies and their customers we provide platforms for financially and environmentally sustainable district heating and cooling.

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(Available in English, Polish, Lithuanian and German)


Training course with district heating experts

During the second day of study visits in Blekinge the InnoHeat delegation met Gunnar Nilsson, Göteborg Energi, Thomas Lummi, Swedish District Heating Association and Christian Johansson, Noda for a round of discussions and a training course. The five topics on the discussion table were the following:

– Improvement opportunities
– Technology solutions
– Goals
– Activities
– Time plan

The previous data collection has indicated a common interest in reduction of network return temperature. Another common improvement opportunity is a need for local information campaigns and an improved dialogue with customers.

To the left: Silute district heating company puts their goals on paper, assisted by Nerijus Jasinskas at the Lithuanian District Heating Association.

To the right: Thomas Lummi, the Swedish District Heating Association, participates in MEC Kolobrzeg’s in discusions about goals and activities.


Press coverage

LT artikelSilumine technika

InnoHeat and the study visit to Blekinge is given several pages of attention in the latest issue of Silumine technika (Issue 53 2012), published by the Lithuanian District Heating Association.

Download the full-length article Inno-Heat straipsnis is Nr53 (available in Lithuanian only).

Blekinge Lans Tidning, November 21st 2012

The local newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning (BLT) wrote an article about the Innoheat visit to the Karlskrona-Karlshamn-Ronneby area, published on November 21st 2012.

Swedish District Heating Association, November 21st 2012

Web news about the study visit and the representative Thomas Lummi, who participated during the expert panel session in Karlshamn on November 21st 2012.

Blekinge Institute of Technology Web news, November 20th 2012

Web news about Fredrik Wernstedt and Christian Johansson, scientists at Blekinge Institute of Technology participating in the Blekinge study visit representing Noda.

InnoHeat 29.11_2Polish TV-broadcast about Swedish energy policy and economy

The Warsaw-based TV station TVN CNBC 24 broadcasted a feature about the Swedish economy and energy policy on November 29th 2012.

The interviewee Mr Marciej Sokolowski who is a PhD scholar at Gothenburg University, participated in the InnoHeat study visit to Blekinge representing the Swedish Institute (SI) and their Network of Global Future Leaders.