KeepWarm – Improving the performance of district heating systems in Central and Eastern Europe
The project “Improving the performance of district heating systems in Eastern Europe” – or KeepWarm for short – is funded under the EU “Horizon 2020” programme. Its objective is to accelerate cost-effective investments in the modernisation of District Heating Systems (DHS) in Central and Eastern Europe. KeepWarm is most active in seven countries: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Within this region, DHS are frequently still inefficient and for the most part still overly reliant on fossil fuels (oil, gas or coal).
The project is being implemented under the coordination of GIZ. In Ukraine, the project is supported by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving and involves heat supply companies of the cities of Zhytomyr, Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil, and Bila Tserkva. KT-Energy LLC is a project partner in Ukraine.
The aim of this initiative, launched in April 2018, is to modernise DHS around the whole region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving system operations and promoting a switch to less-polluting sources, like renewables. The eleven project partners strive to ensure that best practices for environmental-friendlier heating and cooling will be taken up across Europe, replicating KeepWarm’s approach in other countries and regions, even beyond the end of the project in September 2020.
For more information use the link and at the project web-site www.keepwarmeurope.eu.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°784966.