Schedule at a Glance

The Program Committee is working hard on an exciting program covering the many hot topics in District Energy.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Time Activity Location
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Coffee & Business Exchange with Partners Foyer Area
09:45 – 10:30 Opening Ceremony Al Mukhtasar 1 & 2
Session description:

  • • Ahmed Al Ammari, Marafeq Qatar
  • • Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power
  • • Qatar Minister/ Representative /and/ President of Kahra-Maa
10:30 – 12:00 District Cooling and Heating: The solution for a feverish planet Al Mukhtasar 1 & 2
Climate change is a challenge for every country on every continent. With the Paris Agreement, all countries have agreed to work together to limit global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. The fight against climate change needs an extraordinary cooperation at the international level and solutions to be shared at the local level. In this panel, key stakeholders from the main International entities will explain and discuss the role District Heating and Cooling will play in helping countries to move toward a low-carbon economy. Join us for this session and discover how DHC will make in impact!
Panel Debate – Moderator: Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power

  • • H.E. Mrs. Ewa Polano, Ambassador of Sweden to Qatar
  • • Pär Dalin, Devcco
  • • Celia Martinez, UN Environment
  • • Dr. Esam Elsarrag, GORD
  • • John Dulac, International Energy Agency
  • • Vinod Kesavannair, Marafeq Qatar

Q&A: Discussion

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Business Exchange Lagoon Restaurant
14:00 – 15:30 Parallel Sessions
14:00 – 15:30 Regulation and practice: issues, solutions, opportunities Al Mukhtasar 2
Policy & Regulation Session What are the regulatory challenges in the field of District Heating and Cooling? What is the state-of-art in energy policies? What are the underlying principles of good practices? A series of expert panellists will share their perspectives on these questions and more. From local policy to regional regulations, from European to Middle Eastern best practices, speakers will share their visions and solutions to seize the maximum potential of DHC! Come and let your voice be heard!
Moderator: Werner Lutsch, AGFW

    Ibrahim Al Sada, Kahra-Maa
    Jonas Cognell, Göterborg Energi
    Monika Kuusela, Fortum Corporation
14:00 – 15:30 District Heating and Cooling: Fundamental Concepts Fateh Al Khair
Innovation & Development Session For the last couple of years, many new developments have taken place in the field of DHC and have shaped the understanding of the technology. During this session, key renowned experts in specific areas of District Heating and Cooling will explain the fundamental principles behind DHC technology. Get ready to discover the mechanisms that make this pioneering technology work!
Moderator: Dr. Saud Ghani, Qatar University

    Soma Mohammadi, Nottingham Trent University
    Eric Lindström, Devcco
    Uday Diwatar, Marafeq Qatar
14:00 – 15:30 DHC best practices and benchmarking Al Mukhtasar 1
Operations & Technology Session As innovative sector District Heating and Cooling looks to become ever more efficient, renewable and sustainable. The integration of new sources such as recoverable heat and cold, multi-sources systems, smart operation embedded in a wider environment, linking heating and cooling networks to each other, active consumers and many other options shape the future of DHC. In this session two top notch networks will share their secrets – and will be benchmarked using two elaborated benchmarking systems. The question is often how much DHC contributes to the fight against climate change or how good a certain network is compared to others – our benchmarking experts have the answer.
Moderator: Celia Martínez, United Nations Environment

    Robert Miller, Marafeq
    Toby Peters, University of Birmingham
    Ingo Wagner, Euroheat & Power
    Srinivasan Rangan, Carrier Corporation
15:30 – 16:00 Refreshments & Business Exchange Foyer Area
16:00 – 17:30 Global District Energy Climate Awards Al Mukhtasar 1 & 2
Launched in 2009, the Global District Energy Climate Awards recognise systems that illustrate the overall importance of District Energy (heating & cooling) in providing sustainable energy solutions.
Moderator: Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power

  • • John Dulac, International Energy Agency
  • • Celia Martinez, UN Environment
  • •Robin Wiltshire, Chairman of the Global District Energy Climate Awards Evaluation Panel, Chair of International Energy Agency (IEA) DHC/CHP implementation agreement


  • • Winner: Winner: EMERGING MARKET
  • • Winner: Winner: NEW SCHEME
  • • Winner: Winner: MODERNIZATION
  • • Winner: Winner: EXPANSION
  • • Winner: Winner: OUT OF THE BOX
19:00 – 23:00 Evening Function and Celebration of Award Winner Mohammed Bin Jassim House, Msheireb Museums

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Time Activity Location
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome Coffee & Business Exchange with Partners Foyer
09:00 – 10:30 Parallel Sessions
09:00 – 10:30 Consumers tariffs and markets Al Mukhtasar 2
Policy & Regulation Session In the medium and longer term, projections indicate that the market share of District Heating, and above all, District Cooling, will increase significantly up to 2050. For the current and future energy markets, District heating and cooling networks hold an important potential for major savings but, how do markets differ? How are relations with consumers shaped and how is this reflected in the price? In this session, key experts in the field will share their knowledge to draw a clear picture on the current situation and the development of DHC markets and tariffs.
Moderator: Birger Lauersen, Dansk Fjernvarme

  • Michael Schack, Engie
  • Mikael Jakobsson, Executive Director / Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA)
  • Celia Martinez, UN Environment
09:00 – 10:30 Standardization and quality control Al Mukhtasar 1
Operations & Technology session District energy systems are – as most systems – complex by nature. On top of this systemic complexity, they are built to run for decades under sometimes extreme conditions but with extreme accuracy. Accordingly devices and installations, be it pipes, substations or pumps, need to fulfil certain requirements. Quality and standards ensuring this quality are essential for a well-functioning system. This session brings together operators and technology suppliers to discuss needs and solutions.
Moderator: Reed Phillips, Marafeq Qatar

    Subhajit Roy, Qatar Cool
    JørgenÆgidius, Logstor
    Markus Köfinger, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
    Ayush Dubey
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break & Business Exchange Foyer Area
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions
11:00 – 12:30 Resource efficiency under Montreal Protocol Al Mukhtasar 2
Policy & Regulation Session The Montreal Protocol is a landmark international agreement designed to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. Resource efficiency has already proven to be an effective solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This panel will explore and share best practices, lessons learned and know-how from all over the world through a series of snapshots from various sources that can be used efficiently. Join us and share your vision with our experts!
Moderator: Ingo Wagner, Euroheat & Power

    Mike Thompson, TRANE
    Astrid Madsen, City of Rotterdam
    Muhammad Ali, Consultant
11:00 – 12:30 Operations & Maintenance: shared challenges Al Mukhtasar 1
Operations & Technology session While top quality devices and installations are one prerequisite for a well-functioning district energy system, high quality operation and maintenance is the other one. What are the main challenges in the field? How can they be tackled? And what would O&M specialists across the board wish for?
Moderator: Abobaker Al Hadrami, Marafeq Qatar

    Nahar Al Mutawa, Qatar Cool
    Javier Martín Sanz, Veolia
    Ravi Kanaan, Marafeq Qatar
12:30 – 13:00 Closing Ceremony Al Mukhtasar 1&2
Ahmed Al Ammari, Marafeq Qatar
Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Business Exchange Lagoon Restaurant
14:00 – 16:00 Technical Visits: DISTRICT COOLING PLANTS AT LUSAIL CITY
The Lusail district cooling system is projected to serve over 800 buildings, 800 Energy Transfer Stations (ETSs), through 173 km (supply and return) underground piping from four production plants (about 340,000 TR). The capacity of the Marina District Cooling Plant, the first of four plants to be commissioned, ultimately will be 89,850 TR consisting of 78,250 TR compression and 11,600 TR thermal energy storage. Currently, 33,250 TR (compression) are installed. During the tour, delegates will be briefed on the complexity and planning that went into the Lusail City district cooling system, and following that, delegates will have an opportunity to tour the Marina plant.
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14:05: Departure from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
18:00: back at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel