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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
SO9 7YZ Southampton
S12 1X Sheffield
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