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Capacity Building

Summary Using the UNDP model for capacity building of staff – internal and external - this session covers the list of activities needed to build capacity for the various stages of a DE systems lifecycle. Speakers Michael King, District Energy Development #AnnualConference ...

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Stake holder Engagement

Summary This video presentation from the Carbon Trust, UK covers the importance of stakeholder engagement in DE projects and strategies for successfully managing the complexity of diverse stakeholders and their assumptions. Speaker Helen Andrews Tipper, Carbon Trust ...

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Community Based Energy Planning

Summary Several case studies are presented to showcase the community energy planning and the organizational and financial challenges involved, along with best practices for success. Speaker Michael Ahern, Ever-Green Energy #CommunityEnergy #ConferenceProceeding #Workshop ...

7_Community Based Energy Planning_Ahern.pdf

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District Energy Lifecycle Overview and Panel Discussion

Summary This session presents the district energy lifecycle stages including concept, feasibility design/build, O&M, modernization, renewal, expansion and acquisition/sale. The characteristics of each stage along with corresponding risks and best practices to mitigate risks are presented. ...


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Journeys through Business Models

Summary This session presents the business model spectrum from wholly public to the wholly private and hybrids in between with country specific case studies that include financing and governance and explores critical steps for choosing a business model. Speakers Laxmi Rao, International...


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Procurement Opportunities and Challenges

Summary This session presents the opportunities and challenges of Procurement through the case of the Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP) in Ottawa, Canada. Speaker Tomasz Smetny-Sowa, Public Services and Procurement Canada #ConferenceProceeding #InternationalEnergyAgency ...

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Enabling Policies

Summary The role of Policy in enabling District energy in several countries is presented and covers federal, state/provincial and municipal/council levels. Speaker Anna Chittum, GridKraft #Workshop #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #InternationalEnergyAgency ...


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The Political, Economic & Social Context

Summary This session presents an overview of trends shaping DE deployment including nodal development and integration of renewables as well as major economic, social and environmental drivers influencing growth. Country specific presentations are provided for Canada, S. Korea and the UK. ...


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Governance Models & Success Strategies for Developing Thermal Grids - Introduction and Overview

Summary This session provides an overview of the Governance Models & Success Strategies for Developing Thermal Grids as presented in the research report independently funded by the International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement on District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat...


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