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.
- 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
- Introduction (15')
- Presentation of study results (60')
- Discussion on findings & implications (60')
- Summary & Conclusion (15')
- Convener: Hans De Keulenaer (European Copper Institute)
- Workshop moderator: Thomas Boermans (Ecofys)
- Rapporteur: Denzil Walton