Tartu_Global District Energy Climate Award

Lighthouse City Tartu won “Energy action of the year” and “Global District Energy Climate Award”

04 Jan 2018

And the winner is…Tartu ! In autumn 2017, Tartu not only received three out of ten prizes in "Energy action of the year 2017" but also the "Global District Energy Climate Award", which is a big success and rewarded Tartu's efforts in the field of district heating and cooling.

In autumn 2017 Tartu received three out of ten prizes in “Energy action of the year 2017” prize gala held in the framework of Energy Fair (http://www.energiamess.ee/eng), one of them was named for the SmartEnCity Project actions in Tartu City. Also SmartEnCity Project partner Fortum Tartu received a prize for district heating and cooling station which increases smart energy consumption and decreases ecological footprint. The prize has been nominated by several professional associations in order to increase public attention to actions which contribute into energy field. www.energiategu.ee

Also, on 24 October, the 2017 Global District Energy Climate Awards were revealed during the International District Cooling and Heating Conference in Qatar. The finalists were selected from cities and communities across the globe which demonstrate local district energy leadership in providing clean and sustainable energy solutions.

Launched in 2009 by Euroheat & Power together with the International Energy Agency and the International District Energy Association, the Global District Energy Climate Awards aim to generate broader awareness, greater adoption and strengthen the importance of district energy and the movement towards clean, sustainable energy solutions.

The awarded categories are:

  • Emerging market
  • Expansion
  • Modernisation
  • New scheme
  • “Out of the box”

Lighthouse City Tartu was selected in "Expansion", a category awarding the district energy system that expanded to a new area or sector with excellence, delivering significant benefits to stakeholders.  SmartEnCity Project partner Fortum Tartu AS received the price for the development of a district energy system with the following explanation:  “During its continuous evolution, the system has integrated renewable energy and smart meters, welcomed new customers and developed the first district cooling network in the Baltics and Eastern Europe. “

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