Sub-Programme 1 Energy in Cities

Energy in Cities

coordinated by Austrian Institute of Technology and VITO (Flemish institute for Technological Research)

A detailed understanding of the energy performance characteristics and energy flows in urban areas is of crucial importance for the design and planning of smart energy systems. This sub-programme follows a unique integrated approach to merge urban and energy planning. The scientific tools to be developed will support cities throughout the transition process towards a low-carbon energy system – from systems analysis, vision development and pathway exploration through to experimenting, assessment and implementation. The sub-programme will provide best practice examples of smart city visions for others to emulate. The design of integrated database structures and output interfaces will facilitate the planning of smart cities and subsequent monitoring of their performance based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Decision support and simulation tools will be developed to model economic scenarios and energy flows and thus support experts and authorities in developing urban energy roadmaps. A strong focus will also be placed on setting up a template for the implementation of the living lab concept and interaction with other smart city aspects such as mobility, waste or water.

Work Packages

WP 1 Smart Cities Visions
WP 2 Energy Data for Cities
WP 3 New Decision Support Tools for Energy Roadmaps and Action Plans
WP 4 Living Lab Concepts
WP 5 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
WP 6 Interaction with Other Sustainable City Aspects