Javier Urchueguía elected as New Chair of the RHC ETIP

The mandate of the new president of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling started on the 1st January 2020 and will run until the end of the year.

Javier Urchuegía, Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), started his mandate as Chair of the RHC ETIP in January 2020. Nowadays Dr. Urchueguía leads the ICT versus Climate Change group within the Institute for Advanced Communication Technologies at the UPV.

One of the research lines of this group consists in the application of advanced modelling tools for the computationally aided design of energy systems (mainly in buildings and in systems where the soil is used as heat source).

Dr. Urchueguía is author of over 150 journal and conference articles in the field of physics and engineering. He has coordinated several European projects in the energy field, and he is also Chairman of the Geothermal Technology Panel of the RHC ETIP.

Our next publication

Under Dr. Urchueguía's mandate, the RHC ETIP is working in a new collective work, the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda for the RHC sector, which will be published by the end of the year and presented during the platform’s annual conference, 100% Renewable Heating and Cooling for a Sustainable Future (100% RHC Event). The 2020 edition of the 100% RHC Event will take place during ISEC 2020, on the 15th October 2020, in Graz, Austria.

The Platform's achievements

The RHC-ETIP has been instrumental in raising the profile of the renewable heating and cooling sector by publishing a set of common documents, which have defined the sector’s strategic research directions, and projects’ ideas to be implemented to increase the share of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector. In 2019, the RHC ETIP released the publication of the joint work, 2050 Vision for 100% Renewable Heating and Cooling in Europe, available here.

The RHC ETIP network

RHC-ETIP, officially launched in 2010, today brings together 800 stakeholders representing all renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling from industry, research, and the public sector from all over Europe. The RHC-ETIP represents stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal sectors, heat pumps, district heating and cooling, thermal storage and hybrid systems. It is therefore a unique ETIP covering all the renewable heating and cooling technologies. The RHC-ETIP accepts input from all sectors and any parties interested in contributing to any of the HWGs found here should contact info(at)rhc-platform.org

Press contact : Lourdes Laín Caviedes  lain@eurec.be