District energy is a proven solution for delivering heating, hot water and cooling services through a network of insulated pipes – from a central point of generation to end users. It requires a vast amount of energy that when sourced from fossil fuels, accounts for a major portion of a city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-funded WEDISTRICT project will demonstrate an integrated district heat and cooling (DHC) network combining renewable energy sources, thermal storage and waste heat recovery at low temperatures.
Post date: 5 Maj 2021
The EU Renovation wave, initiated in October 2020 by the European Commission, has targeted heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the renovation rate of buildings in Europe to notably cut CO2 emissions. One of the main aspects is to support the penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) in heating and cooling, including for district heating and cooling (DHC) networks.
Post date: 5 Maj 2021
May 20, 2021 - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM (CET)
According to a recent study, cogeneration or, as it is also called, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in district heating, is thought to be an efficient enabler for reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.
Post date: 29 kwi 2021
An Industrial Symbiosis Incubator for Maximizing Waste Heat/Cold Efficiency in Industrial Parks and Districts
Energy Symbiosis (the selling and buying of excess energy) can lead to energy efficiency improvements, CO2 and cost reductions, new revenue, jobs and local investments.
Post date: 16 kwi 2021
The Alliance has been set by five Horizon 2020 projects: EMB3Rs, INCUBIS, R-ACES, SO WHAT and S PARCS, which together have received a total of €14.5 million in funding from the European Commission.
The main goal of the alliance is to maximise the projects’ impact and improve the quality and relevance of their outputs, ultimately contributing to boost energy efficiency, waste heat recovery, and energy cooperation in the European industries.
Post date: 13 kwi 2021
The renewable transformation of heating and cooling is underway but requires innovative next-generation policies. Currently, renewables are estimated to serve just 10 % of the thermal energy demand.
The implementation of district heating and cooling (DHC) systems based on renewable energy sources (RES) is a solution that is spreading, particularly among small communities in search of energy independence.
Post date: 22 mar 2021
Energy system integration is the pathway towards an effective, affordable and deep decarbonisation of the European economy.
An integrated and transnational policy framework is needed to maximise the synergies between different energy sectors.
This policy workshop will discuss the current status of energy system integration and what the future might have in store.
Post date: 4 mar 2021
This webinar is part of the training modules offered by the District Energy in Cities Initiative.
It provides key insights of business models to ensure the viability of district energy projects for both heating and cooling systems.
Post date: 8 lut 2021
In the framework of the innovative COOL DH project, a new LTDH-grid is built in the district in Høje-Taastrup, Denmark. Nowadays, the standard and old district heating systems are replaced by low-temperature district heating (LTDH) or ultra-low-temperature district heating (ULTDH) networks, where the supply temperature will be respectively between 50-60°C in LTDH and below 50°C in ULTDH.
Post date: 13 lis 2020
2020 is a year with many firsts: a world-wide pandemic that threatens our society, but also countries stepping up their climate ambitions and the European Union announcing the Climate Neutral Cities mission as well as many opportunities for cities with the Green Deal Policy Framework.
The Celsius Initiative also has some firsts this year: co-creating the forerunner groups together with the Celsius Cities and the first virtual Summit – Celsius Summit 2020
Post date: 6 lis 2020