The Energy for More Resilient Cities
110TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW I June 24-27
David L. Lawrence Convention Center and The Westin Convention Center I Pittsburgh, Pa.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
SUGGESTED TOPICS INCLUDE:
• District Energy/CHP/Microgrids for Smarter Cities
• Thermal Energy-Sharing – Emerging Best Practices and
• Public-Private Partnering to Accelerate Investment in
Efficient, Resilient Energy Infrastructure
• Linking Town and Gown Energy Systems – Best Practices
• Expansion or Modernization of Existing Systems as
Economic Development Strategy
• Optimizing More Efficient Customer Energy Use
• Planning District Energy into Urban Innovation Hubs and
• Case Studies in District Energy/CHP Renewal Modernization
• Regulations, Policies and Tariffs – Roadblocks or Speedbumps?
• District Cooling and Thermal Energy Storage
• Integrating Renewables and Lower Carbon Solutions
• 4th Generation District Heating – Lower Temperature
• Controls, Metering, Optimization – Smarter Assets
• Fuel Flexibility – Biomass, Biofuels and Recycled Heat
• Water Resource Conservation Strategies
• District Energy and LEED
The International District Energy Association is pleased to accept
abstract submissions under the Call for Presentations for our 2019 Annual
Conference and Trade Show, “The Energy for More Resilient Cities.”
Facing more extreme weather and an aging grid,
cities, communities, campuses, health care and
military bases are all seeking more resilient,
reliable and efficient energy infrastructure to
support economic development, achieve sustainability objectives and enhance quality of life.
District energy, CHP, microgrids and thermal
energy storage are proven technologies. It is
becoming increasingly important to find new
pathways for deployment and collaboration on
new business models to enable investment in
local energy infrastructure.
Cities are also seeking professional guidance on
integrating district energy/microgrid solutions
into transit-oriented development and urban
Campuses have a long history of solving some of
the problems facing cities today and can provide
valuable insights into strategies and best practice.
Presentations should aim to reinforce the conference theme, “The Energy for More Resilient Cities.”
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE
Visit www.districtenergy.org/conferences for a link to submit your abstract and
bio by Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
Conference presentations will take place on June 25 & 26. Each presentation will be
allotted 30 minutes including Q & A. Abstracts should be a short description of the
presentation, no more than 75 words.
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