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A series of round table meetings in Moscow took place in November, when a large delegation of DBDH members visited the Russian metropolis to be part of this event organized by DBDH in cooperation with the Danish Embassy in Moscow and the Consulate General in St. Petersburg. The Danish companies participating were: Aalborg Engineering, Dall Energy, Grundfos, SPX Flow Technology, Teplotex, Danfoss, Kamstrup, Logstor, Era-Power, Grontmij as well as the Danish Export Credit Fund. The first meeting was with OAO MOEK (Moscow United Energy Company) which recently merged with MTK. MOEK is one of the world’s largest district heating companies and a leader in the heating industry of the Russian Federation. The company’s activities include production, distribution and sale of thermal energy. The management level of MOEK participated in the meeting, which was opened by Ambassador Tom Risdahl Jensen and chaired by Consul General Klaus Sørensen. During the meeting Grontmij made a presentation on integrated heat production in Denmark, and subjects like smart cities, consumer behavior, heating in new districts and energy planning were discussed. ROUND TABLE MEETINGS IN MOSCOW

The last round table meeting was with Inter Rao – a diversified energy holding which is managing assets in Russia, several countries of the CIS and the European Union. Inter Rao’s operations comprise electric power and heat generation, international power trading and electric industry engineering. In the evening, Ambassador Tom Risdahl Jensen opened his residence and hosted a VIP dinner reception during which the discussions could continue in an informal and very pleasant way.

Egon Erlandsen has been a key player in the development of district heating in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, where he has had a central role in the extension of the district heating grid of Frederiksberg from the late eighties up until today, where 99% of Frederiksberg is supplied with district heating. Simultaneously with the expansion of water-based district heating, Egon Erlandsen helped phase out the steam supply, which was finally shut down in 2000. Egon Erlandsen has been an active collaborator with several companies and organizations, including the Danish District Heating Association, Copenhagen Energy, CTR and – not least – DBDH, and he has been the perfect representative of the Danish district heating sector locally as well as abroad. 40 YEARS ANNIVERSARY Egon Erlandsen, Frederiksberg Forsyning

The delegation also met with Moscow Region Government, the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services and the Ministry of Energy. Also Mytischi Heat Networks and Mosoblteploenergo were represented at this meeting. The meeting confirmed that huge investments are needed for maintaining and developing the heating systems in Moscow Region with 7.5 mio. inhabitants, and that Danish technology is acknowledged to be among the best available technology. The tariff policy is a vital instrument in order to attract investments in the sector, and the Ministry is working with the legislation to continuously improve and stimulate energy efficiency measures.

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