Roadmaps to Urban Electrification

Start/Stop Date:
30 May 2016
Room Newton - CEN/CENELEC Meeting Center - Avenue Marnix 17 (4th floor), 1000 Brussels - 13h00 - 14h00 (lunch); 14h00 - 16h30 (workshop)
Focus Areas:
Roadmaps to Urban Electrification
Type of Event:

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The project "Urban electrification – impact of electrification of urban infrastructure on costs and carbon footprint" explored potential paths in the development of the energy infrastructure for a city of 150,000 residents.

Several scenarios, for residential heat supply and personal transport, have been developed and assessed showing the increased use of electricity in a virtual city. For each, the financial impacts have been analysed and compared both from a system and an end user perspective.

The key findings from the project will be presented in a workshop during the 2016 EU Green Week’s thematic day on 'Investing for greener cities'. The presentation will be followed by a discussion of their implications.

Hypotheses investigated by this project:

  • While EU energy policy should be technology neutral, individual cities need to make infrastructure choices for heat and transport
  • The choices made have long term implications and cannot be changed easily
  • Infrastructure choices have a strong impact on energy costs and on the quality of service to end-users


13h00 Networking lunch

14h00 Workshop

  • Introduction (15')
  • Presentation of study results (60')
  • Discussion on findings & implications (60')
  • Summary & Conclusion (15')

16h30 Adjourn

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