Event Start:
12 Sep 2024 04:00 PM
Event End:
12 Sep 2024 07:00 PM
Frankfurt, Germany
Event Summary:

IPFA Future Leaders Network Continental Europe

Germany’s Heat Transition – Opportunities and Challenges of Expanding District Heating Networks

The IPFA's "Future Leaders Network" has set itself the guiding theme of "Accelerating Net Zero" for 2024.

The transformation of the heating sector has a key role to play here. In Germany, the federal government has set the target of a CO2-neutral heat supply by 2045. The Heat Planning Act (WPG), which recently came into force, emphasises the role of district heating, which is to be promoted through expansion plans as part of municipal heat planning.

Estimates of the investments required by 2030 for the expansion and decarbonisation of district heating range from EUR 30 to 50 billion. The discussion panel brings together experts from various disciplines to shed light on the possibilities of realising these ambitious goals from the perspectives of financing, regulation and sustainability.



Moderator: Nicolas Briem, Vice President, KfW IPEX Bank


Sascha Arnold, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Dominik Huebler, Senior Economist, NERA Economic Consulting

Matthias Maurel, Vice President, KfW IPEX-Bank

Rep. Fraunhofer Institut 



 More speakers to be confirmed soon

Event Details

Registration & networking: 4.00pm
Keynote address: 4.30pm
Networking: 5.45pm

Languag: German

Format: keynote address, panel discussion followed by a drinks reception.

Address: KfW IPEX-Bank (Westarkade), Zeppelinallee 8, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

This Future Leaders event is free of charge for IPFA members, and the public sector. Our Future Leaders Network is inclusive for all and we encourage all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders to join.





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