CELSIUS Talk: Heat Planning for Cities – A Prerequisite for the Energy Transition?

  • Events
  • 19 April 2018 - 19 April 2018
  • Webinar

On Thursday, April 19 at 10:00 CET, the CELSIUS Talk: Heat Planning for Cities – A Prerequisite for the Energy Transition? took place. The debate was organised by CELSIUS together with the DHC+ Technology Platform and the PLANHEAT project and focused on the role that heat mapping and planning can play in the development of sustainable cities.


A number of cities have committed to decarbonising their heating and cooling systems. To reach their ambitious goals, adequate data on heat demand and supply as well as reliable models to analyse future scenarios are needed.


During the webinar, key stakeholders from industry, public authorities and research institutes presented state-of-the-art developments on heat mapping and planning and held a debate on the merits of heat mapping for cities and regions for a successful energy transition. The event included as well updates from two cutting-edge EU-funded projects in this field: The PLANHEAT project develops a free tool for municipalities to plan their heating and cooling systems of the future as green, economical and efficiently as possible. The Heat Roadmap Europe project developed the Pan-European Thermal Atlas (Peta), the first ever Pan-European digital geographical model of heating and cooling demands.



  • Heat planning to kick off the local decarbonisation strategy

Patrizia Guida – City of Lecce

  • Heat Roadmap Europe PETA: Pan European Thermal Atlas and how city regions can make use of it

Bernd Moeller – University of Flensburg

  • PLANHEAT: Mapping low-carbon supply in cities

Pieter Vingerhoets – VITO/EnergyVille

  • Mapping current and future heat, cool and domestic hot water demand at district level

Xabat Oregi – Tecnalia



Watch the full webinar here.


Additional upcoming CELSIUS events

CELSIUS Talk: Future Energy Districts – 9 May, 2018 (registration opening soon)




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