4th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating - Aalborg 13-14 Nov 2018


The 4DH Strategic Research Centre, the RE-INVEST project and Aalborg University have the pleasure to invite you to the 4th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4thGeneration District Heating. This year’s conference will take place from 13-14 November 2018 in Aalborg.

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss scientific findings and industrial experiences related to the subject of Smart Energy Systems based on renewable energy and future 4th Generation District Heating Technologies and Systems (4GDH). This year we are expecting between 300 and 400 participants and we already have a quality list of more than 130 speakers.


Keynote speakers

Lily Riahi

LILY RIAHI will give a speech on District Energy in Cities: Global Perspective on Unlocking the Potential for District Heating and Cooling.

Lily Riahi works as an advisor on Sustainable Energy in Cities for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). She is currently leading the UNEP led SE4All Global District Energy in Cities Initiative which is working to improve energy efficiency and scale up renewable energy through modern district energy systems.

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MARK Z. JACOBSON will give a speech on Transitioning towns, cities, and countries to 100% clean, renewable energy for all purposes.

Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment and of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He has served on an advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy.

Xiliang Zhang

XILIANG ZHANG will give a speech on District heating in China.

Xiliang Zhang is Professor and Director of the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University and Deputy Director at the Tsinghua-Rio Tinto RES Research Centre. Professor Zhang has been a lead author of the IPCC Climate Change Assessment Reports.

Neven Duic

NEVEN DUIĆ will give a speech on District heating and 4th generation district heating in Eastern Europe.

Neven Duić is Pofessor and Energy Management Chair at the Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, at the University of Zagreb. He has organised a series of conferences on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems and has been a member of organising, scientific and programming committees of more than 40 research conferences.

Henrik Lund

HENRIK LUND will give a speech on The Status of 4th Generation District Heating: Research and Results.

Henrik Lund is Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University, Head of the 4DH Research Centre and Editor-in-Chief of ENERGY – The International Journal of Elsevier. He has more than 25 years of experience in research and involvement in Danish Energy Planning and Policy making. Among others, he has been involved in the making of the Danish Society of Engineers’ proposal for a future 100% Renewable Energy Plan for Denmark.




The call for abstracts is closed and we do not receive more abstracts. The Call for Abstracts is still available for your information.


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