Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe

Objectives

The ”GREEN HEAT – towards collaborative local decarbonization” project (acronym GREENHEAT) benefits from a € 1 319 998 mln grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The aim of the project is to contribute to elimination of fossil fuelled boilers in Poland and presenting the feasible scenarios to decarbonise energy systems in Polish households.

Building on an expert knowledge, the project targets a very specific, real life challenge of extremely bad air quality in residential areas in Poland.

Two specific objectives are:

  • to conduct the selected Pilot Case, in a chosen community in the city of Legionowo, and develop tailored business model with specific technology recommendations and an indication of potential investors and sources of financing to support the elimination of fossil fuelled boilers;

  • to develop the methodology for further future implementation based on procedure during Pilot Bussines Case analysis.

Did you know that the main source of air pollution in Poland stems from the low-stack emissions from residential buildings, mainly single-family ones, resulting from the combustion of poor-quality fossil fuels in outdated boilers1?

Work Packages

Tasks realized within the GREENHEAT project are grouped into 4 thematic work packages (WP):

Did you know that Poland faces the problem of bad air quality with huge environmental, social and economic consequences, intertwined with the issue of high energy intensity of the economy2?

Transdisciplinary and participatory knowledge production and exchange: pilot of the local decarbonization process;

Developing methodology to gather an overview of the technologies, energy supply and demand and their spatial distribution in selected pilot in Poland;

Development of financing schemes and business models;

System dynamic modelling; identification and exploration of factors and mechanisms key for elimination of fossil fuel boilers (FFBs) in Poland;

The project approaches the problem in an interdisciplinary way, as change of energy system is treated as a potential vehicle for a social change towards sustainability transitions and development of new business models in energy sector.

Media & Events

GREENHEAT appearances in the MEDIA

  • Interview for Business Insider Polska with Sebastian Bykuć,
    Head of KEZO Research Centre & Principal Investigator in the GREENHEAT Project (article in Polish) VIEW MORE 

GREENHEAT appearances in the EVENTS

  • GREENHEAT Inaugural Meeting in KEZO Research Centre
    It gives us pleasure to inform that the GREENHEAT Project Inaugural Event took place on 17th of June 2021 in KEZO Research Centre in Warsaw.

    Presentations were given by representatives of Ministry of Climate and Environment, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, Bank Ochrony Środowiska (Environmental Protection Bank) and Legionowo City Hall. Providers of renewable energy technologies, incl. energy storage, were among the participants as well. This meeting can be treated as the first step towards the involvement of national and local Stakeholders of the energy transformation of heating systems in Legionowo and potentially in other Polish cities.

    We also invite you to read the article about this event available on the City of Legionowo website:
    https://legionowo.pl/a/projekt-green-heat-w-legionowie

  • Poznan Civic Panel
    (link to the online meeting as of 27.03.2021, in Polish)
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Project Partners

Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery
Polish Academy of Sciences
Project Promoter = Coordinator (IMP PAN)

Did you know that over 30 of the 50 most polluted European cities on the World Health Organization list are located in Poland3?

About EEA Grants

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norwaytowards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion.

The priorities for this period are:

  • Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness

  • Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction

  • Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy

  • Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights

  • Justice and Home Affairs

The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP. Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.

MORE INFORMATION
www.eog.gov.pl

www.eeagrants.org

Contact

Principal Investigator

Sebastian Bykuć

sbykuc (at) imp.gda.pl

Communication Manager

Ewa Domke

edomke (at) imp.gda.pl

Did you know that according to the European Environment Agency4, the air quality in Poland is one of the worst in Europe?

Deliverables

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If in doubt, please check if you are
perhaps one of the GREENHEAT project stakeholders?

  • a local user of fossil fuel fired boiler in Legionowo (municipal or private owner of a house or a residential building with fossil fuel fired boilers installed)?

  • the policy maker at the local, regional or national level (with special focus on environmental sector)?

  • the general public (since air quality concerns everyone)?

  • are you a service technician/provider, installer, producer and/or distributor of heating devices/renewable energy?

  • generating waste heat in Legionowo or are you in need for cold?

  • a representative of a local energy company?

  • a local energy company?
  • a member of a consortium of other local, regional, national or international project or initiative of similar focus?

  • a representative of a NGOs with environmental interest (especially those targeting issues related to the air quality)?

  • an environmental journalist from energy and environmental portal of general interest or aimed at professionals?

  • an unidentified yet stakeholder, that we are still waiting to hear from?

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