On October 5, POM West-Vlaanderen organised, in collaboration with the cities of Wielsbeke and Oostrozebeke, an information session on the topic of heatnets and its potential for the region. This information session was organised to inform the companies of Wielsbeke, Oostrozebeke and around about the functionalities of a heatnet, using some industrial examples.
Koen Van Overberghe, CEO of MIROM, showed how the incenator of MIROM provides heat for numerous public, residential and industrial clients. Hans Boghaert, Energy Manager of Stora Enso explained how paper factury Stora Enso and Volvo Cars share a bio-CHP in the port of Ghent.
The presence of the green power plant in Oostrozebeke (A&S), the planned construction of two similar plants in Wielsbeke (A&U) and the presence of a lot of heat intensive industry, creates a lot of opportunities in the region for the construction of a green heatnet. During the information session companies and local governments, active or interested in the possibilities of green heat and heatnets, were inspired.