Welcome to DHC2018

The 16th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling is the world’s gathering place for district heating and cooling experts from academia and industry. It is where new networks are built, and latest knowledge is shared: in the event halls, in and around sessions, along with the industry tour and in various special events. The 16th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling focus on solutions, innovations and best-practice examples that make district energy a cornerstone of a sustainable energy future. 

DHC2018 News

Registration is open until August 20!
Please register NOW for full participation to attend events such as the conference dinner, the technical tours, etc. happening at DHC2018!

Official Program and Book of Abstracts is ready!

Please download HERE and see what is happening at DHC2018!

Panel members and topic confirmed!
Panel topic:
Buying and Selling Energy Grids

Panel members:
Dr. Jens Libbe (German Institute of Urban Affairs, Berlin)
Ramazan Korkmaz (Ministry of Environment and Energy, Hamburg)
Lavinia Steinfort  (Transnational Institute, Amsterdam)
Tobias Gwisdalla (Steag GmbH, Essen)

For more details, please visit here.

Keynote speaker's abstracts are here!
Please download from here to find out!

Abstract reviewing completed!
Congratulations to those who are selected for oral/poster presentations. 
The abstract selection was a single-blind and a two-phase procedure. The submitters could gain points from 0 to 5 of per review. Thus, best abstracts got 10 points. We selected the abstracts according to the highest scores. Higher scores were assigned to oral presentation; lower scores were assigned to poster presentation. The achieved scores will not be communicated.

All accepted papers will be published in Energy Procedia.
Please check "Instructions for Paper" page under "Conference" for more details.

Research Topics for DHC2018:

1. Urban energy systems, planning, and development 

2. Resource efficiency and environmental performance 

3. Key elements in District Heating and Cooling systems

4. Sector coupling / hybrid energy networks and digitalization

5. Policy and regulation

6. Customer relations and market issues 

7. Open Arena, flexibility and District Heating and Cooling 

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