SDEWES Dubrovnik 2023

Future energy systems will heavily rely on district heating and cooling (DHC) systems. They can use nearby urban waste heat sources, couple the power and heating sectors, and integrate renewable energy.

Although being a well-known technology, DHC networks continue to advance by lowering temperature regimes and boosting energy effectiveness. This makes it possible to introduce novel substations, new supply and storage technologies, and prosumer business models.

Researchers who would like to contribute to the planning and modeling of the next district heating and cooling systems are invited to this special event.

Potential research topics include power-heating sector coupling via DHC systems, waste heat utilization, novel prosumer business models, thermal storage in new DHC systems, heat planning of novel DHC systems, and others. They also include optimization of DHC systems, DHC network expansion planning, the role of DHC systems in renewable energy systems, and others.

Write to the special session's organizer Josip Miki at the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture ( for more information.


- authors should use the online submission application located at:

- when asked for, in the appropriate form field authors should enter the following code: sdbv23plmng


1. Deadline for submitting the Archival abstract for SS is March 15th after that only conference type of papers (abstracts) can be submitted.

2. Reduced fee requests until March 12th.

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