Human-Centric Energy Districts: Smart Value Generation by Building Efficiency and Energy Justice for Sustainable Living

  • Apr 2019Jun 2023

Project description

The EU has used the Strategic Energy Technology Plan to devolve electricity to consumers by decentralizing the energy system, establishing "100 Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) by 2025 and 80% of electricity consumption in four out of five households." The BEEjS project set five goals: (i) a practical tool to disseminate evidence-based knowledge on the links between socio-economic factors and citizens' behaviors, enabling citizens to become active promoters of PEDs; (ii) strategies that can positively influence citizens towards sustainable behaviors, to be used for consultation at city/community council level; (iii) a methodology for systemic planning of infrastructure investments that can be recommended at the city/community level to transition to PEDs by developing a systemic modeling approach that combines techno-economic aspects and pathways to PED creation and sustainability; (iv) an evidence-based policy and incentive pathway to address energy inequity and poverty through effective policy implementation design at the PED level; (v) a user-based value generation tool that initiates user-centered business models and value propositions to explore PEDs without the need for subsidies.

Last updated: 21 Jan 2023