Words from the Coordinator

As you may be aware the Smart Cities EU-funded FP7 CELSIUS project has come to an end and we would like to thank you all for your contributions and support.
The three main pillars of the project have been; innovative demonstration, replication via a city-network and a digital toolbox and policy-influence. Thanks to a good and enthusiastic partnership, networks and good timing for District Energy the outcome has become a success and the opportunities for a continuation are very promising. 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.

CELSIUS 2.0 will be led by a strong triple-helix partnership; City of Gothenburg with Johanneberg Science Park, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Euroheat&Power. The aim is to continue and improve the support to the city-network and further develop the digital toolbox (wiki) for replication of smart district energy solutions. Keep an eye on our up-coming events, among other; regular webinars (the first in March), the newsletter, a brokerage event and a conference in Brussels in November. 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.

A platform of networking and knowledge, CELSIUS takes a holistic approach to overcome technical, social, financial and political barriers to district heating and cooling solutions. Read more about CELSIUS or watch a film.

The goal of signing up 50 CELSIUS member cities is surpassed! The CELSIUS network now welcomes more district heating and cooling stakeholders: the CELSIUS City Supporters.

The CELSIUS Wiki is an online district heating and cooling knowledge resource that is growing as more representatives join the CELSIUS network and contribute. CELSIUS addresses policy framework issues through consultations and Position Papers.

It is with a great honour CELSIUS has received awards for the work of promoting smart district energy solutions.

The EU Clean Energy Package

In November, 2016, the European Commission proposed a package of measures to keep the European Union competitive as the clean energy transition is delivered and changes global energy markets.

The proposal has three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers.

Read the CELSIUS Position Paper on the Clean Energy Act package.

To all CELSIUS position papers

Past Workshops and Events

At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona on 17 – 19 November, 2015, Katrina Folland, CELSIUS Coordinator, and Emilia Pisani Castañeda, CELSIUS Project Officer, received the World Smart City Finalist Award, recognizing pioneering smart Projects to aid cities in becoming more sustainable, efficient, economically viable and livable.

District Heating and Cooling

District heating is a heating system consisting of a pipe network, filled with hot water, and heat sources (from residual heat or a heating plant). The hot water is circulated by pumps, from the heating plant to the client and back again to the heating plant. A heat exchanger at the customer transfers the heat from the district heating network to the building’s own heating and hot water systems. The return water continues out through the return pipe and is pumped back to the heating plant, where it again is heated.

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