CitInES Project – Tool for the Sustainable Energy Action Plan for cities

Pardo-García, Nicolás and Aron, Rébecca and Bénévent, Clémence and Burioli, Sofia and Morigi, Silvia (2014) CitInES Project – Tool for the Sustainable Energy Action Plan for cities. REAL CORP 2014 – PLAN IT SMART! Clever Solutions for Smart Cities. Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 141-149.

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Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. However to orient cities toward a low carbon society, longer lasting investment decisions and organisational changes will be necessary. In this conttext, the overall objective of CitInES European project is to design and demonstrate a multi-scale multi-energy decision-making tool to optimise the energy efficiency of cities to support the cities for the developemnt and monitoring of their SEAP. To achieve this goal, innovative energy system modelling and optimization algorithms were designed to allow end-users to optimize and monitor their energy strategy through detailed simulations of local energy production, storage, transport, distribution and consumption, including demand side management and coordination functionalities enabled by smart grid technologies. This paper presents the study case of the municipality of Cesena. This municipality, as a partner of the project, has implemented its SEAP under the tool to assess the impact of the measures taken under several scenarios and monitor its activities to validate the developed software. The different measure adopted to reduce the CO2 emissions and energy consumption together with an increase of the energy efficiency and use of renewables are such as increase of the green areas, increase of the use of cogeneration, renovation of the building or the promotion the use of PV and thermal solar panels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CitInES FP7 project, monitoring, Study case - Municipality of Cesena, Sustainable Energy Action Plan for cities, tool development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 11:04
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 11:04

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