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Workshop “Heat pumps, Application in public facilities” organized by MEEMP and SCTM

On Friday, 4th October 2019, MEEMP project, in cooperation with the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM), organized a workshop “Heat pumps – Application in public facilities, Experiences in Central Europe and Serbia” at the International Energy Fair in Belgrade.

The workshop, aimed at highlighting the great potential for the use of heat pumps in Serbia, presented the development and expansion of the use of heat pumps in Central Europe with an insight into the most successful technologies. In addition, this workshop described the development of these systems and legal frameworks based on practical examples from Serbia.

The workshop was opened by a presentation of Mr. Thomas Meier, who spoke about Spatial Heat Supply Planning for Municipalities. That was followed by a presentation “Applied heat-pump technology and the experiences in Central Europe in the past 10 to 20 years”, given by a guest lecturer from Switzerland, Mr. Roland Wagner, who is an expert on brine-water heat pumps. The third speaker, Mr. Radoslav Galic, a local expert in heat pumps, gave a presentation “Experiences with heat pumps in Serbia and challenges faced”. Finally, Mrs. Sladjana Jevremovic presented a case study: “The first use of heat pump for public buildings in Serbia”.

MEEMP project recognized the usefulness of organizing this workshop at the Energy Fair, which is the largest annual regional gathering of companies, institutions, and professionals dealing with electric power, coal, oil and gas, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and mining. In this way, experiences and benefits of application of heat pumps were shared not only with MEEMP’s direct beneficiaries and stakeholders, but also with wider interested public and Fair visitors.