Avenue Marnix 17
Venue: Room Newton – CEN/CENELEC Meeting Center – Avenue Marnix 17 (4th floor), 1000 Brussels
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
* 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
* Public event