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Renewable Energy in Sustainable District Heating/ Cooling Systems in BiH Conference

BioEnergy, Geothermal, Solar Thermal

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Fee: Free of charge, Registration is mandatory
Target Groups: State and local government authorities, district energy producing companies, communal service enterprises, environmental funds and agencies, energy agency, NGO, academia, energy managers, project developers, engineering and consulting companies, technology holders, equipment producers, plant operators, IFIs, banks, investors.
Background: District heating and cooling has become a major consideration in lowering carbon emissions. It is estimated that 50% of energy consumption in the EU comes from space heating and cooling. The transitioning away from fossil fuels towards renewable resources could cut CO2 emissions significantly.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina large cities are heated form distanced facilities and water pipeline networks, as well as schools, hospitals or blocks of buildings in small towns. The coverage of households by district heating systems is estimated to 12%. There are 26 registered heating supply companies in the operation (12 in Republika Srpska and 14 in Federation BH), of which 3 are co-generation based.
Most of the district heating systems are old and badly maintained, based on fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil fuel. Several recently constructed systems use wood biomass. Reconstruction of large systems is tthe strategic plan, including the extension of the district heating system in Sarajevo City. Promotion of energy efficiency in public sector programme include: the construction of combined energy generation facilities, energy saving and the cost-effectiveness, reduction of air pollution and more RER consumption.
Available financing possibilities such as PPP and recently launched EBRD’s ReDEWeB Programme as well as Green Cities Programme will boost RER investment in district heating. The programme is supported by Austrian Ministry of Finance.
Recently finished study on biomass potential forecasts better future for biomass consumption. Geothermal potential has currently being investigated and considered in future project planning. Solar-thermal has implementation in small capacity systems in BiH and neighbouring countries.
Description
and aim of the event:
The conference will be held under the patronage of Austrian Ministry of Finance and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

In order to support RER consumption in district energy the conference will present advantages of use RES addressing CO2 emissions and air pollution reduction, heating energy costs optimisation, best practice and available financing opportunities. Technically  available solutions, efficient cogeneration can improve sustainable operations of district energy facilities using available resources.

Moderator: Bojan Bogdanovic RENEXPOMr. Bojan Bogdanovic, Principal Fund Manager, Renewable District Energy
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD

11:30 Reception Cocktail
Welcome by officials
Mr. Dr. Admir Softic, Assistant minister for energy, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations BiH

Energy talk “Impact of renewables on environment and economic development”
Reduction of air pollution and harmful emissions; Employment opportunities; Capital investment; Financing

11:50 Moderator: Mr. Nihad Harbas, nLogic Advisory
Panellists:
Mr. Damir Filipovic, Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection of Sarajevo Canton
Ms. Sanja Bosiljcic-Pandur, Fund for Environmental Protection of Federation BiH
Mr. Bojan Bogdanovic, Principal Fund Manager, Renewable District Energy, EBRD
Mr. Dr. Anes Kazaguc, Public Enterprise for Energy (Elektroprivreda BiH)
12:30 VIP Trade Fair Tour

Key-note lectures

13:30 Welcome and Introduction
Organiser REECO Internationa, Ms. Dragana Pavlovic
Mr. Andreas Meindl, Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Embassy
13:40 Introduction by moderator and presentation of EBRD ReDEWB Programme
Mr. Bojan Bogdanovic, Principal Fund Manager, Renewable District Energy, EBRD

Market Achievements – Best BH practice

13:55 Feasibility study on expanding and improving the district heating system in Sarajevo
Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection of Sarajevo Canton
14:10 Utilization of industrial waste gas in district heating and efficient cogeneration
Mr. Sead Kaknjo, General Manager at PUC for District heating “Grijanje” d.o.o. Zenica
14:25 Transition to sustainable and smart district heating systems: the case of Banja Luka
Mr. Dejan Jovisevic, Technical Manager at PUC for District heating “Eko toplane” Banja Luka
14:40 Modernisation of district heating system to optimise thermal temperature as precondition for utilisation of RER
Mr. Suljo Saric, PUC for District heating “Centralno grijanje” Tuzla
14:55 Efficient biomass based cogeneration implemented in BiH
Mr. Jasmin Purisevic, Urbas Maschinenfabrik Ges.m.b.H.
15:10 Teslic and Vitez District Heating projects base on PPP
Mr. Banjamin Cekic, Technical expert CETEOR

District heating expert round table
Interactive Q&A discussion, practical experience exchange

15:25 Bojan Bogdanovic RENEXPOModerator: Mr. Bojan Bogdanovic, EBRD
Panellists:
Mr. Elvis Hadzikadic, UNDP BH
Mr. Sead Kaknjo, General Manager at PUC for District heating “Grijanje” d.o.o. Zenica
Mr. Dejan Jovisevic, Technical Manager at PUC for District heating “Eko toplane” Banja Luka
Mr. Suljo Saric, PUC for District heating “Centralno grijanje” Tuzla
Mr. Prof. Dr. Branisalav Živković, Mašinski fakultet u Beogradu
Mr. Prof. Dr. Azrudin Husika, External technical expert CETEOR
16:30 Closing remarks

The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program

Language: BHS / English
Co-organizer:
Conference partner: Renexpo BiH 2019
Organizer:
   REECO