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IQPC, the global leader in knowledge management, is organizing one of the most important conferences of the year in China, the 2nd Annual District Energy Asia Summit. China is recognizing the need for more energy efficiency and has made great progress to adopt district energy technologies and methods.
Tianjin Eco-city, being one of the most prominent projects in China’s attempts to build low carbon communities, involves a total investment of 50 Billion Yuan in its cooperation with the Singapore Government. The project is expected to be completed in 2020 and will be adopting a district heating and cooling system for its heat, cool and energy supplies.
District energy technology has made it possible to consume less energy whilst also reducing carbon emission, one of the contributing factors to climate change. Reusing wasted energy will have a significant impact for China especially as the immense population would mean that there will be a continuous struggle for energy need in the coming years.
“District Heating and Cooling is a mature technology that delivers low carbon heating and cooling for towns and cities. The technology is widely adopted in many developed European countries including Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands,” explains Jack Tham, the General Manager of Tianjin Eco-City Keppel New Energy Development, one of the speakers in the conference.
Mikael Jakobsson from COWI stressed that plenty of projects in China has been implemented successfully, and project owners are well aware of the available technologies and importance of the whole project process and the entire system.
The challenge is to adapt international technologies to the local conditions, or the other way round and adapt the current system to the efficient international technologies.
Finnish speaker Jari Kostama from Finnish Energy Industries further adds, “Finland is now the world’s leader in renewable fuels usage, and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the most efficient way to produce heat and power from any fuel. In 2010, 20% of all electricity produced in Finland was based on CHP and customers have benefited from low heat prices in Finland.”
All three speakers will be speaking at the 2nd Annual District Energy Asia Summit in Beijing, on February 13 and 14, 2012.
“Based on the success of the District Heating & Cooling Asia conference in 2011, District Energy Asia continues to provide cutting edge discussions on these issues covering technology, policies and case studies. Most importantly, the real life project information will be shred from active heating, cooling, CHP and CCHP projects in China,” says Cathy Gu, the conference director of IQPC.