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Human-Centric Energy Districts: Smart Value Generation by Building Efficiency and Energy Justice for Sustainable Living

Human-Centric Energy Districts: Smart Value Generation by Building Efficiency and Energy Justice for Sustainable Living

Objective

The EU has used the Strategic Energy Technology Plan to transfer power to consumers, by decentralising the energy eco-system by establishing “100 positive energy districts by 2025 and 80% of electricity consumption to be managed by consumers in 4 out of 5 households”. The SMART-BEEjS recognises that this requires the systemic synergy of the different stakeholders, balancing attention towards technological and policy oriented drivers, citizens and society needs, providers and technology capabilities and value generation system synergies in order to deliver the transition without leaving large parts of the population behind. Smart-BEEjS covers all angles of this eco-system, to train a generation of transformative and influential champions in policy design, techno-economic planning and business model innovation in the energy and efficiency sectors, mindful of the personal and social dimensions, as well as the nexus of interrelation between stakeholders in energy generation, efficiency and management. Five objectives have been set to develop:
• a practical tool that popularises the evidence based knowledge of the relationships between socio-economic factors and citizens’ practices, enabling citizens to become active promoters of PEDs;
• strategies that can positively influence citizens towards sustainable behaviour patterns, which will be used to advise at city/town council level;
• a methodology for systemic planning of infrastructure investments that can be recommended at city/town level in order to transition towards PEDs, by designing a systemic modelling approach combining techno-economic aspects and pathways toward the creation and sustainability of PEDs;
• an evidence-based policy and incentives pathway for tackling energy injustice and poverty, by an effective design of policy implementation at PED level;
• a user-based value generation tool that initiates user-centric business models and value proposition designs exploring PEDs, without the need for subsidies

Coordinator

THE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

Address

50 Shakespeare Street
Ng1 4fq Nottingham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 606 345,12

Participants (7)

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ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 522 999,36

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 528 414,48

INSTITUTO UNIVERSITARIO DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 475 440,48

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIASSA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 501 809,76

UNIVERSITAT BASEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 562 553,28

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 531 239,76

RWI - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

Partners (16)

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Independent Transport Commission

Município de Torres Vedras

Greenvision Energy Ltd

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

STADT FRANKFURT AM MAIN DER MAGISTRAT

AGENZIA PER L'ENERGIA ALTO ADIGE -CASACLIMA

REGIONE LOMBARDIA

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

STADT WIEN

CONSULTA EUROPA PROJECTS AND INNOVATION SL

STICHTING AMSTERDAM INSTITUTE FORADVANCED METROPOLITAN SOLUTIONS(AMS)

INNOGY SE

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

CENEX - CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR LOW CARBON AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES

Nottingham City Council

National Energy Action

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812730

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 981 590,64

  • EU contribution

    € 3 981 590,64

Coordinated by:

THE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom