With more than 20 references relating to Urban Heat Networks (RCU) for a cumulative power of more than 200 MW thermal, Deplasse & Associés is recognized as leader in planning, design, energy monitoring and control of technical maintenance District Heating Networks in Belgium.

the PNECs (National Energy-Climate Plan), the PWEC (Walloon Energy-Climate Plan) as well as the directive 2018/2001 open the doors wide to District Heating Networks. Historically, these are present in order to recover the waste heat of industries or on university sites. However, thecollective self-consumption and the expected development of renewable energies (gas and biomass cogeneration, mine geothermal energy, dissipation of residual heat at the turbine outlet on deep geothermal energy and on incinerators, etc.) will involve mechanical development of heating networks despite the sociological brake that often constitutes the desire to consumer individualization.

If the planning of a heating network once involved walking the streets of a city, today it is the satellite maps and the data base that shape the design of a heating network project. This is why, with our technological partners, we are developing software solution allowing us to carry out feasibility studies faster and more thoroughly than a few years ago while improving risk management through databases statistics.