23/10/2019

Verkís at SDEC 2019

  • SDEC2019

Sustainable District Energy Conference (SDEC) 2019 will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland 23th - 25th of October. The theme at the conference is How district heating can help fight climate change. 

Þorleikur Jóhannesson, Mechanical Engineer M.Sc., will deliver his presentation Development of geothermal district heating in Iceland and lessons learnt for other countries on Thursday 24th of October. 

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Verkís will also participate in the exhibition which is held in conjunction with the conference.

The origins of the Reykjavík district heating system date back some 80 years, to the 1930's when visionaries realized the potential of the resource below their feet for space heating in Reykjavík. The idea took time to sink in and gave rise to some debate, thus starting off slowly, house by house, street by street. Today, the Reykjavík geothermal district heating is one of the most sophisticated in the world, using both high and low enhalpy geothermal resources, with an installed capacity of about 1 GW. According to the Icelandic National Energy Agency, geothermal district heationg in Iceland has resulted in savings to the society of up to 7% GDP per year, equivalent to 3.000 $ per capita annually. 

Since the 1960' Verkís has continually been involved in the engineering of the Reykjavík district heating system and its associated cogeneration power plants. As a result, Verkís has acquried tremendous know-how on how to develop economical yet sophisticated systems. 

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