• 08 october 2020
  • 12:00
  • 11:55 - 20:45

Due to the recently updated Corona measures, our 8 October event will be adjusted into an online event. Most of our presenters will still be live on stage in the NBC, moderated by our host Jan Douwe Kroeske. Obviously, we will comply to the social distancing rules. Registered members can participate online via live streaming. 

For the convenience of the online participation we have made some changes to the program:

  • The starting time of the evening program will start at 11:55 am instead of 1:00 pm
  • We start with one introductory presentation; the other presentation will move to the evening program.
  • We now place the five working group sessions one after the other instead of parallel to each other. Via the online streaming participants can follow all workgroup sessions instead of just one. To make this possible, the working group sessions will be shortened, namely to 45 minutes.

  • We will shorten the evening program, bringing it back from 150 minutes to 100 minutes
  • The starting time of the evening program will be moved from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, so participants can eat at home with their families.

In the process of moving away from fossil fuels, what will the heat transition going look like? How large is the role of district heating and local and regional heat networks going to be, and to what extent will it be used in horticulture en industry? This will be the center of discussion in our next event. 
Thursday, 8 October 2020, 
Afternoon from 12:00 – 17:00h
Evening from 19:00 – 20:30h
Registrations ends October 6 2020
Participation fee: €75.
(free membership of the ERC is required)
In the afternoon we start with an introductory presentation by an overview and calculations of all available heat sources such as waste heat, geothermal, biomass, aqua thermal energy, green gas, H2, biogas, heat storage, presented by Pieter Boot Head of Climate, Air and Energy at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

Thereafter, we will get together to discuss and work on recent developments in the Working Group sessions of the Community. Instead of parallel sessions we will place one after the other, starting with Heat Transition. Followed by Community Engagement, CCUS, Offshore Energy and as the last session Digital Energy.

In the evening program we start with Jeanette Baljeu, regional minister with an introductory presentation to set the scene and discuss the Heat Roundabout in South-Holland, WarmtelinQ and 7 RES areas.

Followed by a panel discussion whit the topic: "What does it take to make it work?".
Michelle de Rijke, partner at Van der Feltz, Robert Dijksterhuis head of spatial policies, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Manja Thiry Director Business Development at Eneco and Joost Rompa from BMC, will talk about the dilemmas that we face to make it happen in areas such as policies, space and economics.  

Thereafter interview with Jan Willem Hoogstraten EBN, Wouter Bos Invest NL and Stephan Brandligt on behalf of RES regio Rotterdam Den Haag about the co-operation of Invest NL & EBN to accelerate the Heat transition, and their co-operation with the Regional Energy Strategy Rotterdam The Hague.  Esther Pijs, Deputy Director Warmte en Ondergrond of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate will talk about the Policy perspectives of the heat transition.

We will end with the keynote speaker Diederik Samsom, Chief of Cabinet of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans who will talk about the heat transition in the European Green Deal. The Heat transition has gotten its place in the EU Green Deal. What’s the ambition and policy to make it happen? How can the EU and the Netherlands help each other in the heat transition and in what ways?

This event is the third in a series of three events within the overall 2020 annual theme of Crossing Bridges. In three main events we will address opportunities, spark ideas and discuss the required innovation and solutions that will connect the current and the future energy system, bring the Industries, energy & utility sector and communities together, align the energy sector with industry hubs, and bridge between generations. 




11:55 Words of welcome
Jan Douwe Kroeskemoderator
12:00 Overview heat sources
Pieter BootHoofd sector Klimaat, Lucht en Energie, PBL Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving
12:15 Online session Working Group Heat Transition
13:00 Break
13:15 Online session Working Group Community Engagement
14:00 Break
14:15 Online session Working Group CCUS
15:00 Break
15:15 Online session Working Group Offshore Energy
16:00 Break
16:15 Online session Working Group Digital Energy
17:00 End afternoon sessions
11:55 - 17:00


19:00 Welcome and safety instructrions
Jan Douwe Kroeske & Barthold Schrootmoderator & EBN
19:03 Presentation
Jeanette BaljeuRegional minister
19:15 Panel Discussion: What does it take to make it work?
  • Michelle de Rijke, Partner at Feltz advocaten
  • Robert Dijksterhuis, Head of spatial policies Ministry of Internal affairs
  • Manja Thiry, Director Business Development Eneco
  • Joost Rompa from BMC, program manager RES Midden Holland
19:45 Interview
Jan Willem Hoogstraten, Wouter Bos, Stephan BrandligtEBN, Invest NL and RES regio Rotterdam Den Haag
20:00 Intermezzo
Rene PetersSteering Board ERC
20:05 Policy Perspectives of the heat transition
Esther PijsDirector Warmte en Ondergrond of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
20:20 Heat transition in the European Green Deal
Diederik SamsomChief of Cabinet of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans
20:40 Final remarks & video
21:30 End
19:00 - 20:45
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