Energy Lunch Talk 1 – Energy communities as accelerators for PEDs development



The 16 February 2022 from 13:00 until 14:00



Cities4PEDs, a two-year research project funded by JPI Urban Europe, organises a series of Energy Lunch talks with the goal to learn and further discuss specific and relevant questions to investigate Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) aspects and implementation strategies. This will be done by bringing on the table testimonies of already existing innovative practices of all around Europe and opening a conversation on possible shared challenges and in place strategies to further accelerate neighbourhood transformation and implementations toward PEDs development. 

Every Wednesday, from 13.00 to 14.00 (CET), from the 16th of February to the 16th of March, we will discuss a series of key topics related to positive energy districts. Join us to contribute and get insights from the cities of Brussels, Stockholm, Vienna and many more!  

For this talk, we will ask ourselves if and how energy communities support the development of PEDs. How are energy communities already realised in Vienna and Brussels (legal and organisational background)? Which effects are achieved, what are the struggles and how can they be overcome? Who is taking the initiative? What are the conditions connected to electrical and/or thermal energy communities?


13:00 -13:10 – Introduction 

13:10 – 13:25 – Learning from Brussels: co-ownership and citizens engagement for the appropriation of the district transition. Presentation by City Mine(d) (tbc) 

13:25 – 13:40 – Learning from Valencia: towards 100 energy communities by 2030. Presentation by Alejandro Gómez Gil, Valencia Climate and Energy Foundation. 

13:40 – 14:00 – Open discussion

Interested in this event? Register here.