Celsius stand at EUSEW Energy Fair

Celsius Initiative is a collaboration hub for efficient, integrated heating and cooling solutions supporting cities in their energy transition to carbon-neutral systems. As such, it is a perfect place to promote networking between cities, EU projects and other actors.

The Celsius Initiative is led by the City of Gothenburg through Johanneberg Science Park, RISE, IMCG and Euroheat & Power. With four out of five partners based in Sweden, we are planning to introduce Swedish “fikas” (a coffee chat at 9:30 and 14:30) as a way to have interactive discussions with city representatives or experts on a specific topic. The concept of “fika” means that there is no pre-determined agenda. This will lead to a more open discussion where the conversation can become more creative and inclusive.

Tentative schedule of fikas

Monday, 25 October

  • 9:30 – Dublin - Waste heat from data center project (John O' Shea, Codema)
  • 14:30 – Heat pumps and waste heat recouperation (Thomas Nowak, EHPA) *tbc

Tuesday, 26 October

  • 9:30 – Vilnius - Transition from 3rd to 4th generation DH / District cooling (Paulius Martinkus, Vilnius District Heating Company)
  • 14:30 – Stakeholder engagement (Amélie Ancelle, Energy Cities)

Wednesday, 27 October

  • 9:30 – Belgrade - Removing fossil fuels as energy sources in district energy networks (Biljana Marković, JKP Beogradske elektrane)
  • 14:30 – Cooling - Renewable Cooling under the Revised Renewable Energy Directive (Lukas Kranz, TU Wien)

Thursday, 28 October

  • 9:30 – Umeå - the Open Data Umeå platform (Torgny Forss, Municipality of Umeå)
  • 14:30 – Flexibility in energy systems (David Steen and Per Löveryd, FlexiGrid)

Friday, 29 October

  • 9:30 – Strasbourg - Energy democracy (Jacqui Cullen, Ville et Eurométropole de Strasbourg)
  • 14:30 – Financing (Jorge Rodrigues de Almeida, Smart Cities Marketplace)