Our Deliverables

December 2020

WP6 – Business models and consumers’ value proposition for PEDs

D6.2 – Value generation by PEDs: Best practices case study book: • In a recent deliverable, we summarize the risks for different types of silo thinking in PED development and propose the an integrated system thinking approach for effective collaboration

• WP6’s first deliverable, titled “Value Generation by PEDs: Best Practices Case Study Book”, uses a case study approach to identify business model archetypes that have the power to create economic, environmental, and social value in PEDs.

Business model archetypes and sub-archetypes in decentralised energy systems

WP3 – Socio‐economic factors & Citizens’ practices, enabling Positive Energy Districts

D3.2 – Challenging ‘silo thinking’ for promoting PEDs

• WP3’s first deliverable, titled “Challenging ‘silo thinking’ for promoting PEDs” summarizes drivers of silo thinking in the context of PEDs and explores opportunities for leveraging systems thinking in addressing these silos.

The nexus of recommendations to address silo-thinking
September 2020

WP4 – Techno-economic aspects and pathways towards positive energy districts

D4.2 – Status quo and framework conditions as a basis for developing techno-economic pathways in selected case studies

• The purpose of this report is to present the context that frames the development of potential PEDs (named as Framework Conditions2 ) in a selection of European cities (Frankfurt, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Nottingham, UK; and Torres Vedras, Portugal). These cities are selected as case studies because they have expressed the political will to introduce the concept as part of their decarbonisation strategies and participate as Partners in the Smart-BEEjS project.

Framework Conditions for future PEDs in four case studies
April 2021

WP3 – Socio‐economic factors & Citizens’ practices, enabling Positive Energy Districts

D3.4 – Round‐table discussion on local energy transition

• The purpose of this report presents the output of the Smart‐BEEjS round‐table discussion regarding the status quo of the local energy transition, involving a diverse set of eight stakeholders, representing the eight European regions that are participating in the Smart‐BEEjS project (Table 1): Amsterdam (Netherlands), Canary Islands (Spain), Italy, Ruhr Area (Germany), Switzerland, Nottingham (UK), Torres Vedras (Portugal) and Vienna (Austria). The key theme of the round‐table discussion1 was the perceptions of the stakeholders regarding the main drivers and challenges that these regions face currently in their efforts to deliver a sustainable energy transition. The four dimensions explored during the round‐table were: (a) the level of collaboration among municipalities and citizens in the different regions; (b) critical infrastructure changes and needs for achieving a decentralised energy system; (c) types of social values that might possibly be incorporated into different business models; and, (d) insights into the phenomenon of energy poverty during the energy transition in each region.