Sep 13, 2022
Creating district networks of the future
We’re excited to announce that our Managing Director, Laura, will be speaking at the Heat Academy’s 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling(5GDHC) industry workshop on 13th September.
The international conference will bring together experts from the UK and Europe to share best practices and explore how renewable energy can be accelerated through the rollout of district networks such as shared energy loops.
Part of the D2Grids project, which aims to develop the next generation of district heating and cooling systems in Europe, the event will focus on the project’s Plymouth pilot demonstrator. It will look at opportunities for organisations to supply technologies and services to design, install, and operate such systems.
Laura, the Chair of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association, will be talking about the benefits of district networks for heat pump companies and their supply chains.
“It is a privilege to be asked to speak at such a prestigious European event. Fifth Generation District Heat and Cooling systems offer the opportunity to provide renewable energy sources on a wider scale. If we are to meet 2050 Net-Zero targets, then shared energy loops for mixed-use developments, multiple occupancy residencies, and new housing estates are going to be an important part of reaching that goal. Projects such as those in Plymouth will revolutionise heating and cooling systems in the UK and across Europe.”
Laura Bishop, Managing Director at Infinitas
The D2Grids project involves the implementation of 5 demonstrators in Paris-Saclay in France, Bochum in Germany, Brunssum in the Netherlands and Glasgow and Plymouth in the UK.
The Heat Academy industry workshop will be an opportunity for Laura to share her expertise and focus on how companies can share best practices, supply technology and services and support the pioneering Plymouth project.
The Plymouth scheme is an innovative low-carbon project to supply a cluster of buildings in the city centre with heat and cooling as part of the city’s initiative to reduce carbon emissions.
Using multiple heat sources from the city, including energy from a waste plant, groundwater source, data centre heat recovery and incinerator heat recovery, heat and cooling are provided for several buildings sharing the energy without the need for a conventional energy centre.