This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 824418
A lighthouse project where innovative solutions of RES production, energy storage or smart control implemented on high performance buildings, are implemented at real scale to demonstrate that the Positive Energy District (PED) concept is a real solutions for transforming our cities into more sustainable places. The PED, as a district that produces more energy than consumes, generating a surplus that could be shared with other parts of the cities. Other aspects as energy flexibility and new business models for enhancing the energy sharing between different stakeholders are key aspects to optimize the PED and maximize the surplus produced.
Coordinated by the CARTIF Foundation, MAKING-CITY is a 60-month Horizon 2020 project launched in December 2018. It aims to address and demonstrate the urban energy system transformation towards smart and low-carbon cities, based on the Positive Energy District (PED) concept.
Today cities have an essential role to play in tackling climate change by significantly reducing their carbon emissions. The PED operational models developed in MAKING-CITY will help European and other cities around the world to adopt a long-term City Vision 2050 for energy transition and sustainable urbanisation whilst turning citizens into actors of this transformation.
The PED concept will be tested and validated in two Lighthouse cities: Groningen (Netherlands) and Oulu (Finland). It will be then replicated in 6 Follower cities: Bassano del Grappa (Italy), Kadiköy (Turkey), León (Spain), Lublin (Poland), Trenčín (Slovakia), and Vidin (Bulgaria).
The technologies selected to be implemented in the project are mature or already on the market. The PED concept appears as a step beyond the current European building regulations by bringing major structural, societal, economical and technological changes in the cities.
A H2020 PROJECT BASED ON THE PED CONCEPT
Launched in December 2018 and coordinated by the CARTIF Technology Centre, MAKING-CITY will address and demonstrate advanced procedures and methodologies based on the Positive Energy District (PED) during 60 months. A PED is defined as “a district with annual net zero energy import and net zero carbon emissions, working towards an annual local surplus production of renewable energy” in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan).
Derived from the Positive Energy Block (PEB) definition established by the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC), a PED is a delimited urban area composed of buildings with different typologies and public spaces where the total annual energy balance must be positive. Therefore, the district will have an extra energy production that can be shared with other urban zones. The total energy balance is the energy taken from outside the district minus the energy delivered inside the district.
- FUNDACION CARTIF
- FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
- GEMEENTE GRONINGEN
- NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
- COOPERATIEVE VERENIGING GRUNNEGER POWER UA
- STICHTING ENERGY VALLEY
- WAARBORG MEDIACENTRALE NV
- STICHTING NIJESTEE
- CGI NEDERLAND BV
- SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS BV
- RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
- HANZEHOGESCHOOL GRONINGEN STICHTING
- OULUN KAUPUNKI
- OULUN YLIOPISTO
- OULUN ENERGIA OY
- OULUN SIVAKKA OY
- YIT RAKENNUS OY
- JETITEK OY
- ARINAN KIINTEISTOT OY
- Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
- COMUNE DI BASSANO DEL GRAPPA
- UNISMART PADOVA ENTERPRISE SRL
- León City Council - Ayuntamiento de León
- KADIKOY BELEDIYESI
- DE SURDURULEBILIR ENERJI VE INSAAT SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
- MESTO POPRAD
- SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
- OBSHTINA VIDIN
- CLUSTER ZELENA SINERGIYA
- GMINA LUBLIN
- LGI CONSULTING
- R2M SOLUTION
- GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL-ESPANA CONSEJO PARA LA EDIFICACION SOSTENIBLE-ESPANA
- CAP DIGITAL
Start date 1/12/2018 - End date 30/11/2023