What’s the difference?

A CELSIUS City is a city that believes that intelligent district heating and cooling systems have a role to play in the evolution of the city’s energy systems, and it has committed to actively engage and collaborate with the CELSIUS project in pursuing the city’s heating and cooling objectives.

A CELSIUS city endeavors to have energy policies that support the development of intelligent district heating and cooling systems in appropriate areas to supply affordable, low-carbon heat and cooling to customers and also endeavors to have strategies for designing, financing and constructing these systems.

Replication City

Seven Replication Cities have commited themselves via a Letter of Support at the time when the CELSIUS proposal was written. The Replication Cities support the deployment of the CELSIUS City offering throughout the EU having been part of the early development, testing and refinement of the approach.

The seven cities are: Athens, Gdansk, Ghent, Gdynia, Riga, Viladecans and Warsaw.

Partner City

In 2011, the Partner Cities committed to join a consortium in order to prepare the CELSIUS proposal for the FP7 Energy Smart Cities 2012 call for proposals. The cities are the City of Gothenburg, the City of Rotterdam, Cologne City, Comune di Genova and London City also including the Islington Council. Other consortium partners are energy utility companies, renowned research and innovation organisations, and universities.

Each Partner City is a demonstrator host, and all consortium partners will share their experience and experise in the project technology and information transfer.