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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the body responsible for setting the objectives of the RHC-Platform's Cross-cutting Technology Panel (CCP), to provide guidance to all Focus Groups of the Panel and to monitor the implementation of its activities.

The CCP Steering Committee is currently composed of 15 Members, representing industry, research, academia and relevant European associations. The diverse professional and educational background of the experts brings significant added value to the activities of the CCP and of the entire RHC-Platform.

The current members of the Steering Committee are listed below:

Category : Research and other entities

  • Michael Monsberger – TU Graz
  • Philippe Papillon – CEA-INES
  • Michel Haller - Institut für Solartechnik SPF, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
  • Luisa Cabeza - University of Lleida
  • Johan Desmedt – VITO/Energyville
  • Burkhard Sanner – EGEC
  • Maurizio Repetto - Politecnico Torino

Category: Industry

  • Franck Salg – Vaillant
  • Bertrand Guillemot – Dalkia
  • Pietro Brevi - Robur
  • Basilio Guerra - Enerconsult
  • Hakki Tigli - Mitas Digas Enerji


Focus Group Leader – Hybrid Systems

  • Wolfram Sparber - SEL Group, EURAC Research

Focus Group Leader – Thermal Storage

  • Wim van Helden –AEE Intec

Focus Group Leader – District Heating and Cooling

  • Alessandro Provaggi - Euroheat & Power / DHC+ Technology Platform

 

The CCP Steering Committee played a pivotal role in the RHC-Platform with regard to the definition of the Strategic Research Agenda and the development of the Technology Roadmap. The experts are responsible for fostering an integrated approach to research in renewable heating and cooling, in order to create the right conditions for the RHC-Platform’s Common Vision to become reality through the contribution of cross-cutting technologies and skills.

 

The first phase of the RHC-Platform ended successfully in 2014. Since its establishment in 2008, the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-platform) has elaborated and published a series of documents: 


2011: The Common Vision of the Platform


2012: The Strategic Research Priorities of the Solar Thermal, Biomass, Geothermal   and Cross-Cutting Panels 

2013: The Common Research and Innovation Agenda


2014: The Technology Roadmaps of all four Panels and the Common Implementation Roadmaps

Within Horizon 2020, the European Commission is expected to focus its funding, on the research topics described in these roadmaps. If you have not yet had the opportunity to read the roadmap, it can be downloaded at: www.rhc-platform.org/publications.

We are now entering the implementation phase of the roadmaps, when we expect to reap the fruits of all the time and efforts we invested over the last few years. The RHC-platform has clearly established the need for intensifying research, development and market deployment of the  renewable heating and cooling (RHC) technologies. Now we have to fight for the necessary resources to implement the roadmaps.


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