Webinar series 2016: Invitation to participate

The Global District Energy in Cities Initiative (www.districtenergyinitiative.org), coordinated by UNEP, is supporting national and local governments in their efforts to develop, retrofit or scale up modern district energy systems, through a multi-stakeholder partnership and with backing from international partners and the private sector.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, as key focal point for local governments and co-coordinator of capacity building under the Initiative, warmly invites you to actively participate in this webinar series, brought to you in cooperation with several partners and champion and pilot cities in the Initiative. This webinar series will showcase global good practice examples, covering district heating and district cooling:

November 22, 16:30-18:00 CET
Is your City seizing the benefits of District Energy? (click here to register)
Agenda: Overview of district energy benefits and value creation. Key determinants of feasibility. Overview of policies, processes and technologies. District heating and district cooling examples are provided.

December 13, 16:30-18:00 CET
Integrating DES into energy and urban planning (click here to register)
Agenda: Energy master planning process and tools. Policy and regulatory instruments to promote high load density and load certainty. Examples at city district and city block are provided.

February, time and date to be announced
Making the business case for district energy
Agenda: Factors to consider and level of depth needed. Checklist for improving the business case. Process overview and next steps. District heating and district cooling examples are provided and their interconnection explored.

April, time and date to be announced
District energy: business models and financial structuring
Agenda: Business models, financial structuring and business development. Examples from wholly public to public-private partnerships are explored.

Target audience: Local governments and energy utilities.

If your Council is interested in joining the Initiative to benefit from additional capacity building, peer-learning, visibility and networking opportunities, contact us at ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability:

Focal point and coordination: Ana Marques, Senior officer Low-carbon Cities, ana.marques@iclei.org

Strategic project management and relations: Maryke van Staden, Director of the carbonn Center

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