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Urban Electrification – Impact of Electrification of Urban Infrastructure on Costs and Carbon Footprint

Room Newton - CEN/CENELEC Meeting Center, Avenue Marnix 17 (4th floor), Brussels, Belgium
30 | 05 | 16

ECI's 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.

Talking points:
  1. While EU energy policy should be technology neutral, individual cities need to make infrastructure choices for heat and transport.
  2. The choices made have long term implications and cannot be changed easily.
  3. 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


  • Convener: Hans De Keulenaer (European Copper Institute)
  • Workshop moderator: Thomas Boermans (Ecofys)
  • Rapporteur: Denzil Walton


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