Christian Engel

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Christian Engel, Director Business Development Director, Thermaflex

  • Born 1957 Vienna
  • Master Thesis: Energy Analysis of building materials
  • Working since 30+ years in close cooperation with European Energy Provider
  • 8 years Managing Director of a Joint Venture between and Energy company and a plastic pipe producer (Energie Steiermark and PIPELIFE).
  • Today international Business Development Director District Energy & Renewables at THERMAFLEX Group
  • Board Member of Euroheat & Power
  • Member of CEN 107, WG 10 „flexible preinsulated pipes“ and WG 14 „district cooling pipes“

Main Target:
Meeting the targets of EU heating and cooling strategy with sustainable & energy efficient solutions for distribution of District Energy


Efficient District Heating - A Market Path for Renewables in Central and Eastern Europe

The European Commission has just released its first-ever strategy to optimize heating and cooling in buildings and industry. In the new strategy, the Commission targets to increase the share of renewables used in heating and cooling.
In cities district heating schemes are recognized to be the best solution for a fast integration of renewables into the system. Geothermal, Biomass and Solar thermal are the most promising options also for the SEE region.

This presentation will show how renewables can be best connected into district heating systems. At the same time distribution systems can be renovated with much more energy efficient, reliable and sustainable solutions. Examples from the region will demonstrate that the EU targets can be achieved with currently available innovative technologies.  










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