Moving towards a fossil-free energy district

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Time & date7 November 2017 - 08:30
City of Gothenburg European Office, Rue du Luxembourg 3, 1000 Brussels

Come and learn more about Urban Innovative Actions, UIA, an initiative of the European Commission for cities to test new solutions for urban challenges. The City of Gothenburg will present its full-scale project, the Fossil-free Energy Districts, FED, a unique local marketplace for electricity, district heating and cooling. The aim is to test new innovative solutions to become a fossil-free society and to reduce the use of energy.

Moderator: Iréne Svensson, Project Coordinator FED
8:00-8:30 Registration and breakfast
8:30-8:45 Introduction – UIA-programme and new calls
Iréne Svensson – Project Coordinator FED Edouard Gatineau – UIA
8:45-9:10 FED-project: A unique marketplace for energy
Claes Sommansson – Johanneberg Science Park
Erika Antonsson, Patrik Arvsell – Göteborg Energi
9:10-9:30 Q&A

The City of Gothenburg is at the forefront when it comes to innovative solutions on environmental issues. This year, an innovation strategy will be launched within the city and the FED-project fits into this progressive work towards the sustainable society. During 2017−2019 a testbed will be situated on Chalmers Campus Johanneberg in the heart of the City of Gothenburg.

Nine strong partners with traditions of collaboration;
City of Gothenburg, Johanneberg Science Park, Göteborg Energi, Business Region Göteborg, Ericsson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Akademiska Hus, Chalmersfastigheter and Chalmers University of Technology are all contributing with their expertise and knowledge to make FED attractive for other cities in Sweden and Europe. Johanneberg Science Park has the coordinating role on behalf of the city. Johanneberg Science Park is jointly owned by the city and Chalmers together with industry partners.

With 206 proposals from 21 countries submitted in April 2017, 378 proposals from 24 countries submitted in the first call (March 2016), the City of Gothenburg’s FED-project was one out of 18 first projects that were qualified for funding. The total project budget is 5,8 M euro.

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is an Initiative of the European Union that provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. Based on article 8 of ERDF, the Initiative has a total ERDF budget of EUR 372 million for 2014-2020.

The third Call for Proposals will be launched in December 2017. The topics for the next call will be air quality, climate adaptation, housing and jobs and skills in the local economy.

Welcome to our seminar to hear more about the initiative!

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