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Message from project coordinator Katrina Folland
"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.
Connecting partners
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.
Launch in November
On November 21 and 22, 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.
Project partners
In this newsletter you will find more information about the CELSIUS 2.0 partners, the CELSIUS Summit in November and a short article on district cooling.
Wishing you a pleasant summer and looking forward to reconnecting with you in the autumn, please receive my kindest regards."
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Katrina Folland
Coordinator of the CELSIUS 2.0 Project
These are the Celsius 2.0 partners
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“Sustainable city, open to the world” is Gothenburg City’s motto. With already over half a million inhabitants in the inner city, it is growing dramatically and looking to do so in a smart, economic, social and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to its investments in district heating, the air quality in the city has significantly improved since the 1970s. Companies, academia and municipal players innovate to lead the development of sustainable energy, and the urban environment of Gothenburg is used to test the viability and social benefit of new technologies.
As the former coordinator of the CELSIUS project, the city of Gothenburg is now pushing for the network and knowledge base that was built through the European project between 2013 and 2017 to live on. It has thus brought together the CELSIUS 2.0 partners: Johanneberg Science Park, RISE, Euroheat & Power and IMCG.
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Johanneberg Science Park (JSP) is a collaborative environment for the exchange of ideas and knowledge between the academic and business worlds and community actor. Its activities are concentrated on the areas of Urban Development, Energy and Materials, making it a perfect partner to lead the operations of CELSIUS 2.0.
Hand-picked by the City of Gothenburg, JSP is leading the efforts of constructing a CELSIUS 2.0 that will be independent and self-sustaining in order to provide long-term support for cities and have a positive impact on our future.
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Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) is a research institute and innovation partner and was a member of the original CELSIUS project. RISE works in collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector to ensure the competitiveness of the business community and contribute to a sustainable society.
In Celsius 2.0, RISE is coordinating the Celsius City Supporters and leading the development of the wiki. It will also support the initiative with energy system knowledge, sustainable business models and financial tools for district heating and cooling.
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Euroheat & Power is the voice of the European district heating and cooling industry in Europe. Focusing on public policy, communication and research, they bring together people and organisations from around Europe and beyond with a shared commitment to ensuring that district energy fulfils its potential to help deliver a smart and efficient energy transition for cities and, by extension, for the planet.
Euroheat & Power contributes to the continuation of CELSIUS 2.0 with its network of members made up of industry players, national associations and academia, its experience in organising events with European impact as well as its expertise in EU political and regulatory advocacy.
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Innovation Management and Communication Group (IMCG), is one of Europe's most prominent project developers and partners within EU's research and innovation programmes. With the overall objective being impact, IMCG’s innovation management process sees to that relevant research results and sustainable ideas become innovations that reach the market. IMCG is a creative partner in strategic communication and knows how to engage different target groups like cities, companies or citizens. IMCG connects cities, global companies, small companies, organisations, academia and research institutes.
As one of the original partners in the CELSIUS Project, IMCG is helping CELSIUS 2.0 find the right funding to have the greatest impact.
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Save the date for this year’s CELSIUS Summit!!
On November 21 & 22, at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, we will celebrate the official launching of CELSIUS 2.0!
This dynamic conference will bring together influential actors from across Europe to connect and exchange ideas on how intelligent heating and cooling solutions will allow smart cities to satisfy the present and future energy needs of its citizens and businesses in a sustainable way.
Leading experts
The program will offer knowledge transfer by leading experts in the field and provide participants with the opportunity to partake in one-on-one matchmaking sessions as well as intimate round table discussions on specific subjects, key to improving heating and cooling systems in Europe.
We look forward to receiving political representatives from our member cities on stage and hearing their city’s vision, strategy and commitment to the development and optimisation of smart heating and cooling solutions for a sustainable future. Our goal is to present a manifesto on behalf of all the CELSIUS Cities to Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, paving the way for a competitive, liveable and resource-efficient Europe.
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Keeping it cool
District Cooling is – similar to District Heating – a technology that links multiple or many consumers as well as a variety of cold sources for the sake of efficiencies and economies of scale. 
The basic principle is that sources and consumers are linked through a network of pipes that provide thermal energy or cooling to the consumer.
Usually District Cooling is a technology used to provide cooling to buildings. This happens mostly by circulating cold water that absorbs heat from buildings. In other cases District Heating grids are used to provide heat that can be used to generate cold in local heat-driven chillers.
Matches cooling demand
Moreover, district energy systems are used to cool down processes such as in steel mills, breweries or data centres and redistribute this heat to other consumers. More and more often District Cooling is also see as a solution for refrigeration purposes. Water, ice and other cold storage systems ensure that the available cooling is matched to the actual demand.
For more information, download the District Cooling Sector Profile and visit the CoolingEU website!
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Satisfy your curiosity with the CELSIUS wiki
The CELSIUS wiki is still up and running, so if you have any questions or doubts regarding smart heating and cooling solutions do not hesitate to visit the wiki.
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