Unlocking the potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy

Why Join?

CITIESCITIES

Local authorities are uniquely positioned to advance district energy systems in their cities through their various capacities: as planners and regulators, as facilitators of finance, as role models and advocates, and as large consumers of energy and providers of infrastructure and services. Cities at all levels of development can sign-up to the Initiative to offer expertise, gain visibility, engage in city-to-city twinning and benefit from the tools, methodologies and best practices being developed by the Initiative. Cities can sign-up as learning cities or champion cities.

For more information on signing up to the Initiative and what the benefits could be for your city, please contact the Secretariat of the Initiative through the Contact Us section.

COUNTRIESCOUNTRIES

Although many of the decisions and measures associated with district energy can and must be made at a local level, national policies are key to achieving optimal results. Policies at the national level allow for the appropriate devolution of authority, national support for local coordination and capacity to deliver projects, and the accounting for district energy in national standards. The Initiative calls on national governments and agencies to sign-up to the Initiative to promote a transition to district energy in their countries and learn about best-practice national policies and actions that can accelerate the development of district energy in multiple cities.

National/State Government: Energy and environment ministries, ­financial and fi­scal departments, utility commissions, grid operators.

For more information on signing up to the Initiative and what the benefits could be for your country, please contact the Secretariat of the Initiative through the Contact Us section.

UTILITIESUTILITIES

Utility and energy service companies are vital to helping the Initiative expand international best practice and are assisting the Initiative in areas such as technical, environmental and economic assessments of cities’ district energy potential and the development of methodologies and tools that will support cities’ transition to modern district energy.

After discussions with the Secretariat of the Initiative, undergo due diligence, make commitments.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the Initiative through the Contact Us section.

PRIVATE SECTORPRIVATE SECTOR

The Initiative is a public-private partnership and is engaging with private sector actors across the full range of sectors needed to support district energy development including consultancies, city planners, law firms, engineering fi­rms and technology providers, local supply-chain companies etc.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the Initiative through the Contact Us section.

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONSINDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

As representatives of hundreds of private sector partners, Industry Associations bring a wealth of experience to the Initiative, not only by connecting the Initiative to the private sector but also supporting the vital work of raising the global awareness of district energy best practice at international workshops, conferences and through guidance material.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the Initiative through the Contact Us section.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONSINTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Initiative has partnered with a range of International Organizations that are crucial to supporting on the ground activities including capacity building, developing regionally appropriate guidance and policy best practice and connecting to the Initiative to cities with high potential for district energy development.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the Initiative through the Contact Us section.

FINANCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

The Initiative will support cities in developing the projects, policies, regulations and business models that can attract investment from the private sector and international funds. The Initiative will work with financial institutions to identify barriers and opportunities and develop best practice guidance for cities relating to attracting investment.

For more information on how to get involved in pilot cities, please contact the Secretariat of the Initiative through the Contact Us section.

OTHER STAKEHOLDERSOTHER STAKEHOLDERS

The Initiative would be interested in hearing from any other stakeholders that are not included in the above categories and that are interested in partnering with the Initiative.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the Initiative through the Contact Us section.

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