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Call for Proposals | IEA-DHC Research Programme

The International Energy Agency's District Heat and Cooling has launched its Call for Proposals for Annex XIII, with the first outline deadline 28 February 2020. 

The International Energy Agency's Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating & Cooling (IEA-DHC) is an international research programme with 13 participant countries. The UK is a member, supported by BEIS. 

IEA-DHC has proceeded since 1983 by means of three-year cost-shared 'annexes' whereby successful proposals are funded directly by the programme; and since 2011 also through task-shared research (where participants identify their own funding). More information about current and previous projects can be found by registering at the IEA-DHC website

The new Call for Proposals from IEA-DHC for the 2020-2023 cost-shared Annex XIII is now live and can also now be found at the website

The process has two stages, with an initial 2-page project outline required to a deadline of 28 February 2020. Full details are in the Call document, but I would also like to draw attention to the need for project teams to comprise partners from at least two participant countries. 

Proposed projects may range in duration up to a maximum of 30 months, terminating not later than 30 April 2023. 

Proposals should have clear relevance to district energy1 practice, provide a clear contribution to a more sustainable energy system and they should be relevant to all the participant countries of the IEA DHC programme.

Potential project proposers can contact Robin Wiltshire to request further information or discuss the process. 

Read the full proposals for the Annex XIII here.

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