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Development of an integration scheme for renewable energies in municipalities taking into account the interfaces between municipality and surrounding regions

Objective

So far the use of renewable energ at the urban level has been on a scattershop basis: a photovoltaic is applied to a public building, a photovoltaic energy supported power station is built by a local power supplier, etc. There is no overall concept of how to use renewable energy at the municipal level anywhere in Europe. A comprehensive implementation tool for renewable energy in municipalities is lacking. The main objective of this work is the conception of a methodology to plan the integration of renewable energy in municipalities.
The outcome of this work will permit specification of renewable energy use strategies taking into account cost and environmental impact for each municipality involved. It will furthermore take into account the specific interfaces between the municipality and the surrounding region.

Application of renewable energies on urban level has been done until now based on very punctual decisions: a photovoltaic facade was realized on a public building, a photovoltaic energy supported power station was built by a local power supplier, etc. An overall concept, how to use renewable energies in municipalities, is not available in Europe. A comprehensive implementation tool for renewable energies in municipalities is lacking. This applies to all regions of Europe and therefore a European wide approach is done: Six European cities and local power suppliers are working together on that task. The integration tool for renewable energies will be developed in such a way, that it can be applied to different European cities. The expected results of this concerted approach is an implementation strategy for renewable energies in European municipalities. This strategy takes into account technical, economic, socio-economic, and legal frame conditions. It will be worked out in such a way that the interfaces between municipality and surrounding region and the impact derived from the surrounding region will be respected. The finalized implementation tool for renewable energies will be disseminated to European
communities, municipalities, regional organisations and local power suppliers. Scientists, designers and all decision makers involved in strategic energy planning in municipalities will benefit from the outcome of this project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Comune di Verona
Address
Lungadige Galtarossa 8
37133 Verona
Italy

Participants (6)

Centrum Neue Technologien
Germany
Address
Engelhardstraße 12
81369 München
Environment Centre in Southampton
United Kingdom
Address

SO9 7YZ Southampton
Hamburgische Elektrizitäts-Werke AG
Germany
Address
Oberseering 12
2000 Hamburg
Sheffield Heat and Power Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Sheffield Science Park
S12 1X Sheffield
Storstroem County
Denmark
Address
37,Parkvej
4800 Nykøbing F
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE.
United Kingdom
Address
Ellison Place, Ellison Building
Newcastle Upon Tyne