Industry Workshop: Demand response and digitalization of demand side in district heating and cooling systems

15.09.2022 09:00 - 15.09.2022 13:00
Der englischsprachige "Industry Workshop: Demand response and digitalization of demand side in district heating and cooling systems" ist eine gemeinsame Initiative von IEA EBC Annex 84 und IEA DHC TS4 und findet hybrid (online/ Aalborg Dänemark) statt.


Digital technologies combined with integration of buildings in the network operation are believed to make the whole energy system smarter, more efficient, and reliable and to boost the efficiency and the share of renewables in the system. In the future, digital applications might enable district energy systems to fully optimize their plant and network operation while empowering the end consumer via demand response actions.

Aim of the Workshop: 

  • to discuss the role of demand response and digitalization of the demand side as key in the green transition of DHC systems 
  • to present activities, challenges, and solutions from the industry perspective,
  • to get an impression of current commercial solutions



  • 8.30: Coffee and testing of technical connections
  • 8.45-9.00: Introduction into the Workshop (Michele Tunzi), Introduction to IEA Annex TS4 (Dietrich Schmidt), Introduction to IEA EBC Annex 84 (Anna Marszal-Pomianowska)

Block 1 – Digitalization of demand side: meter and submeters in heating systems in buildings

  • 9.00: Kamstrup (Steen Schelle Jensen)
  • 9.15: Brunata (Carsten Larsen)
  • 9.30: ISTA (Jens Lunding)
  • 9.45: Open Discussion for block 1

Block 2 – Digitalization of demand side: substations, hydraulics, and improved control

  • 10.00: Grundfos (Carsten Østergård Pedersen)
  • 10.15: Danfoss (Oddgeir Gudmundsson)
  • 10.30: Neogrid (to be confirmed)
  • 10.45: Kiona (Bjarne Mølgaard)
  • 11:00: Open Discussion for block 2
  • 11.15: Break

Block 3 – Digitalization of demand side: district heating operators and house associations

  • 11.30: Aalborg Forsyning (Christian Byrjalsen)
  • 11.45: Viborg Varme (Tom Diget)
  • 12.00: Himmeland Boligforening (Sven Buch)
  • 12.15: Discussion block 3
  • 12:20: Break
  • 12:30: Overall Discussion
  • 12:50 Final remarks (from us and Aalborg Forsyning as they are hosting the event)