Celsius Brochure: An overview of support activities and DHC-focussed projects 

This publication informs cities and relevant stakeholders about the latest research outcomes in the District Heating and Cooling sector, as well as inspires them to implement similar solutions. These innovative DHC-focussed projects have been collected and analysed by Euroheat & Power in the framework of the Celsius Initiative.

A growing number of cities worldwide are adopting modern district energy solutions, as the best way to bring sustainable heating and cooling to these dense urban areas. The refurbishment, construction and expansion of district energy network, combining district heating and district cooling, integrating and balancing a large share of renewable power, serving as thermal storage, are prerequisites for the smart energy systems of the future.

Get inspired and collect knowledge from recent district heating and cooling (DHC) projects all over Europe. In this updated publication, nearly 70 innovation projects are being highlighted and presented with a focus on the replication potential in other cities.
The European Commission has been funding projects in the sector of district heating and cooling that are innovative and advancing the state of the art of district energy networks to drive the energy transition. These projects have already been presented in the European Commission's publication "Overview of support activities and projects of the European Commission on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector" which gathers all EU-funded projects in the heating and cooling sector, with one chapter focussing on DHC. 

The present brochure builds on the 2016 document and provides an overview of the EU-funded projects in the area of district heating and cooling. It focuses on the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation (2016-2020), including projects funded under the LIFE programme and adds the latest Green Deal projects.

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For more information, please contact the authors, Aksana Krasatsenka & Jack Corscadden