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Procuring Heat Networks – learning from the Swedish approach

Learning from the Swedish approach in technology procurement and introducing DEPA –a procurement co-operation between municipalities in the UK and their peers in Sweden.


On 9th June 2015 a one-day workshop was held to exchange competence and experiences on best practices and technologies between progressive local authorities in North West England and Swedish district energy operators and technology providers.

Peter Dahl, CEO of VÄRMEK presented the experiences and benefits of a municipality owned procurement co-operative, and information was given on DEPA, the recently launched UK counterpart to VÄRMEK. In addition a number of informative presentations were made by technology providers which have since long been major partners to VÄRMEK.


Most presentations are available to download as PDF from the following links:

The Heat is on in the UK

Michael King –HEATNET UK

Julian Packer–GMCA


The Swedish Experience

NORDIC HEAT –Operating District Heating

Peter Anderberg –NORDIC HEAT


VÄRMEK –Procuring technologies

Peter Dahl –VÄRMEK



The UK Opportunities & Challenges


Michael King –HEATNET UK



Julian Packer –GMCA


Solutions –Anglo-Swedish Co-operation

DEPA –District Energy Procurement Agency

Michael King-HEATNET

*This presentation is available on request to local authorities. Please contact




Building Heat Networks –Partners in the Nordic Countries



A platform for UK-SE cooperation to facilitate exchange of best practice in project execution, operations, training and financing

Peter Anderberg–NORDIC HEAT


Designing the Heat System

Ola Nordgren–FVB


Distributing Heat

Peter Jorsal–LOGSTOR

Philippe Terrien–POWERPIPE


Controlling Heat

Anna Blomborg–ALFA LAVAL


Metering Heat

Stephen Oakman–KAMSTRUP


Maintaining Heat networks

Marcin Laczynski–MITTEL