Words from the Coordinator
Building on the momentum generated by the CELSIUS Project, we look forward to continuing working with our member cities on the endeavor of facilitating the energy transition toward a more sustainable future that is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. The vision of CELSIUS 2.0 is to accelerate the transition to smart and sustainable heating and cooling solutions. Among other things, this includes recuperating the available waste heat in cities and letting heating and cooling be a smart part of your energy system as a whole.
With this in mind, we will not only continue with our ongoing knowledge-transfer activities, such as webinars, workshops and the wiki, but we will also take further steps in engaging with our network. We look forward to actively connect relevant partners, influence policies and support the deployment and upscaling of innovative technologies.
Save the date!
On November 21, in Brussels, the CELSIUS Summit 2018 will mark the official launch of CELSIUS 2.0. We encourage all cities to participate by sending political representatives to show the EU Commission your commitment, smart solutions and political will. This is an opportunity to put on the table the vital question of sustainable heating and cooling that the European energy transition requires.
CELSIUS 2.0 will be led by a strong partnership; City of Gothenburg with Johanneberg Science Park, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Euroheat&Power and IMCG. The aim is to continue and improve the support to the city-network and further develop the digital toolbox. The website will give you the latest, please, do not hesitate to contact us for collaboration or becoming a CELSIUS Member City or a CELSIUS City Supporter and get access to the wiki and the webinars.
We would also like to thank you all for your contributions and support during the Smart Cities EU-funded FP7 CELSIUS. Thanks to a good and enthusiastic partnership, networks and good timing for District Energy the outcome has become a success. District Energy has an important role to play in a smart energy system and CELSIUS 2.0 will continue to be a knowledge hub for cities, businesses, energy-companies and academia.