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Holistic assessment and innovative stakeholder involvement process for identification of Positive-Energy-Districts

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Project status


Project partner

  • SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center (Czech Republic)
  • Technical University of Prague (Czech Republic)
  • White Arkitekter (Sweden)
  • Sustainable innovation (Sweden)

Project description

Accelerating the European transition to sustainable, renewable energy systems by the increased implementation of Positive-Energy-Districts (PED). The goal of the project is to accelerate the transformation of the energy system in Europe to a more efficient and renewable system. This goal will be achieved through the increased implementation of Positive-Energy-Districts (PED).

Stakeholder involvement is by far the most important element for a successful implementation of PEDs. It is crucial to address important stakeholders besides representatives of municipalities with PED requirements in early area development phase. PED-ID will develop an innovative knowledge-based stakeholder process for PED areas and assessment methods to use information for the stakeholder process, by which decision-makers are provided at an early stage with improved information about how best to achieve Positive Energy District status, the options and the impacts.

Data will be collected and calculated using an existing methodology adapted for appropriate stakeholders, who may then actively apply this data-driven participation process, consolidate their opinions and make data-based decisions. This process will be tried and tested in three real EU Living Labs, all potential PED initiatives, with focus on the participation process and the identification of necessary data. By applying this process, the objective is to accelerate the rate of achieving Positive Energy District status and to accomplish the goal of 100 PED sites in Europe by 2025.

Living Labs:

  • Austria - VIENNA and City of WOLKERSDORF
  • Czech Republic: ROŽNOV
  • Sweden: UPPSALA

JPI Urban Europe – the knowledge hub for urban transitions

JPI Urban Europe was created to address the global urban challenges of today with the ambition to develop a European research and innovation hub on urban matters and create European solutions by means of coordinated research.

Under the Plus Energy Districts (PED) call, JPI Urban Europe sought transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral communities of researchers and practitioners to advance urban PED implementations and establish cross-national exchange of experiences. These collaborations are intended to help facilitate knowledge transfer and learning from different European contexts, cities, and countries to create greater engagement and understanding in PED implementation processes.