A network of young energy policy specialists meets a young district heating network
Les jeunes énergéticiens, a network of young professionals working in the field of European energy policy, will visit a district heating network delivering local renewable energy to a residential area in Waterloo, Belgium. Buildings, renovated and designed to be energy efficient, are heated by two 750 kW in-house boilers powered by wood chips. The hot water from the boilers is exchanged with 125 substations through a 6 km state-of-the-art system of insulated pipes that reduces the energy loss to 14 watts per meter. This plant enables 1500 tons of CO2 emissions savings per year and is co owned by Green Invest and Veolia, which is also the operator of the installations.