Cooling the Cities of Future – Launch of District Cooling Guidelines (22nd July 2023, Goa)

Bureau of Energy of Efficiency (BEE), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy are hosting the side event – “Cooling the Cities of Future,” during the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial and 8th Mission Innovation meeting (#CEM14/MI-8), on 22 July 2023, in Goa.

During this event, we will also unveil the District Cooling Guidelines, which have been developed as part of the EE Cool Project. The project Energy Efficient Cooling (EE-Cool) is a bilateral project which is being carried out by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India.

District Cooling Systems (DCS) offer a modern and efficient method for air-conditioning clusters of buildings in cities, commercial and real estate establishments, industrial parks, and educational campuses. The District Cooling Guidelines will serve as an informative handbook for various stakeholders, including state and city development authorities, developers, and investors. It provides a comprehensive reference on implementing district cooling systems and offers a roadmap for facilitating DCS adoption in India.

The Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), with KPMG India and UNEP have been instrumental in driving this project forward as the Project Management Unit (PMU), overseeing all significant research and knowledge outputs.

Event details

Date and Timings: 22 July 2023 | 16:45 hrs -18:15 hrs
Location: Salao 3, Grand Hyatt, Goa, India

Agenda (Tentative)

Timing Session details *
16:45 to 16:50 Welcome Remarks
Reprentative from Ministry of Power, Government of India / Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power
16:50 to 16:55 Welcome note and Setting the Scene: A brief intro of District Cooling as a technology and EE-Cool project
Anneli Stutz, Principal Advisor, GIZ (Program Manager, EE-Cool)
16:55 to 17:00 Keynote Address
Reprentative from German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany (BMWK) / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
17:00 to 17:05 District Cooling Guidelines Launch

(Launch and photo-op)

17:05 to 17:15 Introduction to District Cooling Guidelines and way forward
Sandeep Kachhawa, Consultant, AEEE

Video Presentation: GIFT City, Gandhinagar, Gujarat – A live example from India

17:15 to 17:25 Audience Interaction/viewpoints/questions on the DC Guidelines
17:25 to 18:00 Panel Discussion – Adoption of District Cooling in Indian cities, with a focus on its inclusion into city planning framework, regulatory body and business models
18:00 to 18:10 Audience questions for the Panelists
18:10 to 18:15 Closing Reflection and Vote of Thanks

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Vibhu Saxena at (T: 011 4123 5609; M: +91 9999574363)

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