EFIEES & Euroheat & Power will co-host a policy session during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).
The session will take place online, on 12 June 2024, at 16:00 CEST.

The session aims to shed light on success stories from cities and municipalities across Europe, which have deployed or modernised district heating and cooling networks, to accelerate their heating and cooling transition and phase out fossil fuels. District heating and cooling, as one of the many energy management solutions, have a vast potential to speed up the climate and energy transition by using and streamlining a mix of local energy sources.

Furthermore, the session seeks to convene a diverse array of stakeholders, including European policymakers, representatives from municipalities, DHC utilities, cooperatives, and citizens. By doing so, it aims to spark essential discussions regarding the key factors for success in the local implementation of recently adopted EU legislation. These discussions will encompass facilitating project finance and garnering citizen acceptance.


  • Valérie Plainemaison, General Secretary, EFIEES
  • Aurélie Beauvais, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power
  • Cristina Castells Guiu, Director of Energy and Environmental Standards, Municipality of Barcelona
  • Madis Laaniste, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission
  • Martina Olejníková, Public Affairs Director, Veolia Energy
  • Mark Venus, Deputy Mayor, City of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • Michal Łakomski, Mayor’s Proxy for Smart City, Head of Digitalization and Cybersecurity Office, City of Poznan

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