17.10.2020 I 10:30-12:00 CET
The Heat Pump City of the Year (HPCY) Award is an EHPA project which recognises the most efficient, smart and sustainable Heat Pump project at local level.
The HPCY Award was launched in 2011 to highlight cities and regions that have put in place an energy-efficient project which takes advantage of Heat Pump technology.
The international appeal of the award has grown year after year and now attracts participants from all over Europe and beyond. With 110 participating cities from 27 countries.
10:30 Opening speech and #HPCY2020 Introduction by Thomas Nowak
10:40 Award and short Winner of the HPCY2020 category presentation
10:55 Award and short Winner of the DecarBuilding category presentation
11:10 Award and short Winner of DecarbIndustry category presentation
11:25 Award and short Winner of Next Generation Heat Pump category presentation
11:40 Q&A (for more questions on the winning projects, use the B2Match networking tool to book meetings with the presenters)
11:55 Closing remarks
12:00 End of session
12:00 – 14:00 Break
17.10.2020 I 14:00-15:30 CET
One of the objectives of the EU Energy Strategy is to move beyond an economy based on fossil fuels, with the directive on renewable energy proposing a binding target for the EU of at least 27% of its energy comes from renewable sources by 2030. Many of the changes that this transition involves will be noticed in cities and municipalities. An ecosystem for the promotion of the energy transition and geothermal energy in the local communities of the Atlantic Area is necessary: cooperation between actors; social awareness; consumer training; economic promotion; demonstrator effect.
In combination with technologies, renewable sources can supply the demand for heat and cold, which is half of the final energy demand in Europe, with more advances needed in energy production (focus on geothermal energy exploitation).
14:00 Opening Session of the GeoAtlantic project
14:20 Examples of work being carried out by partners (short 10 minute presentations)
15:10 Q&A (for more questions on the GeoAtlantic project, use the B2Match networking tool to book meetings with the consortium members)
15:25 Closing remarks
15:30 End of session
15:45 – 18:00 B2Match networking open