NPA HEATER Cluster Project - Final Conference

The NPA HEATER Project welcomes you to join its Final Conference.

The HEATER Project partners are delighted to invite you to the final Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme HEATER cluster closing conference event, which will take place live and virtually from Oulu, Finland at 11am (GMT+1), on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022.

This event will explore the innovative pilots from projects HANDIHEAT, SMARTrenew, SENDoc/TechSolns and eLightHouse in mitigating fuel poverty, effecting change in housing and health, and accelerating the energy transition in rural, peripheral communities.

Date: Wednesday the 22nd of June

Time: 11am (GMT+1)/1pm (GMT+3)

The event will be hosted by Oulu University of Applied Sciences and streamed via YouTube live.


  • Kalle Pakalen, Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, will summarise his thoughts on HEATER and the benefits of clustering projects to build on partners achievements, outputs and results to diversify and reach a wider audience.
  • Dr Nick Timmons, Atlantic Technological University, will present the SMARTrenew electric vehicle pilot, showcasing solar-powered, EV charging infrastructure in Northwest Ireland.
  • Prof Joan Condell, Ulster University, will present the findings from projects TechSolutions and SENDoc.
  • Jenny Irvine, ARC Healthy Living Centre will present key research in fuel poverty.
  • Robert Clements, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, will present on HANDIHEAT focusing on the need for education, empowerment and behavioural change through the ongoing decarbonisation of the residential sector.
  • Antti Kemppainen, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, will present on the impact of project e-Lighthouse within the City of Oulu.

The presentations will enhance our understanding of the importance of education and the promotion of behavioural change as key to the overall solutions for heat, health and wellbeing for rural, sparsely populated areas within the NPA region.

More details and registration can be found at 

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