The energy transition concerns everyone. Its success will highly rely on its democratic and inclusive dimensions, at every level. This is especially true when looking at heating and cooling systems, which must be sustainable, affordable, and accessible for all.
In this context, cities are the direct guarantors of these values. There will be no silver bullet to decarbonise these systems. Considering the different (and sometimes opposed) interacting perspectives, one question arises: how can cities ensure that heating and cooling systems are efficient, sustainable, and democratic? Overcoming these challenges will be key to reaching the European climate targets on time.
More speakers will be announced.
Moderator: Annette Gerlach
13:30 – Opening plenary
15:00 – Coffee break
15:15 – Roundtable discussion on Energy Democracy
16:00 – Breakout room discussions
Room 1: Policy perspective
Room 2: Customers’ and utilities’ perspective on heating and cooling
Room 3: Stakeholder engagement
16:45 – Conclusions
9:30 – Roundtable discussion on Collaboration within and between Cities
Moderator: Moa Dahlman-Truesdale
11:00 – Coffee break
11:15 – Parallel workshops
Workshop 1: Celsius policy workshop
Workshop 2: Waste Heat
Workshop 3: Geothermal heat
12:15 – Conclusions
12:30 – Networking afternoon