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    District Heating - Business Models and Stakeholder Management (Module H)

    District Heating - Business Models and Stakeholder Management (Module H)

    This course in conducted in English and Subtitles (different languages). -

    E-learning module (can be run offline)

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    Explore cutting-edge technical solutions in the field of modern district heating systems . This content delves into the crucial aspects of optimizing economic models for better results. Cities and communities face the challenge of aligning their economic strategies to meet various expectations, such as achieving low heating prices, facilitating the green transition, encouraging job creation, and minimizing risks.

    Gain valuable insight into the different ownership models that play a critical role in shaping the success of district heating initiatives. The two main models under scrutiny are commercial energy service company (ESCO) solutions and municipally run district heating companies. Discover how each model works and the different results they offer in terms of economic viability and overall impact.

    Additionally, the content sheds light on the perspectives of consumer-owned systems, specifically cooperative models (Co-Ops), offering a comprehensive analysis of their operational dynamics. Explore strategies for developing city-wide district heating systems , making interesting comparisons with smaller stand-alone systems.

    This content is designed to empower professionals and stakeholders involved in district heating projects, especially in countries where improvements to district heating infrastructure are crucial. Gain a competitive advantage by understanding the nuances of ownership models, economic considerations, and sustainable development in the context of district heating systems. Increase your knowledge and contribute to the advancement of efficient, economically sound, and environmentally friendly district heating solutions.


    Module Content:

    Part 1 - Pick low-hanging fruits, but do it carefully

    Part 2 - How to benefit from the best projects and the highest IRR

    Part 3 - How high are demands for IRR

    Part 4 - Planning and Stakeholders - an intro

    Part 5 - City-wide development of District Heating systems

    Part 6 - The Danish District Heating Company

    Part 7 - Types of ESCOs and Introduction






    Morten Jordt Duedahl

    Business Development Manager, DBDH  

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    Morten has worked in promoting district heating internationally for many years. His focus today is primarily on Western Europe. He holds a substantial knowledge of the economy, business models, and general promotion of DH.

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    • Saša Kojić, Director Global Vertical Business Development Danfoss

      “I found the course at Energy and Climate Academy useful because of excellent
      organization, combination of lectures and examples from practices. Above all I found very useful site visits and discussions with experts from Danish District Heating Utilities Great learnings and impressive cases from top experts in District Heating industry!”