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Positive City ExChange

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€23 939 384
EU Contribution
€19 999 996
Project Acronym
CityxChange
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-LC-SC3-2018-ES-SCC
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

In order to have livable and functioning cities, municipalities must improve how they engage with technology, citizens, energy, and planning as smart cities, reached within an open innovation model.

The +CityxChange project is coordinated by NTNU with 32 partners, including 7 cities, large-scale industry, SMEs, NGOs, and academia. Trondheim Kommune (TK) and Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) as Lighthouse Cities together with Alba Iulia (MAI), Písek (MP), Sestao (SB), Smolyan (SMO, and Võru (VORU) as Follower Cities develop feasible and realistic demonstration projects towards Positive Energy Blocks.


These will showcase urban, digital, and energy transitions towards climate-friendly and sustainable urban environments, improved quality of life, and greener ESG-compliant business development.

+CityxChange will create solutions for Positive Energy Blocks leading to Positive Energy Districts and Cities through (i) decision support tools, urban planning support, city strategy development, and transforming urban environments, which enable informed decisions to be made by all stakeholders in the community, (ii) an approach to creating a Positive Energy Block through energy reduction and efficiency measures, local renewable, local storage, flexibility and peer-to-peer energy trading and (iii) top-down community engagement driven by the local authority and bottom-up citizen engagement to change people’s mindsets, and develop, inform, include, educate, and drive behavioral change.
 

Objectives

The +CityxChange vision is to co-create the future we want to live in. To achieve this, the following framework is being adopted:

  1. Prototype the Future – Integrated Planning and Design
  2. Enable the Future – Creation of a Common Energy Market
  3. Accelerate the Future – CommunityxChange

This framework incorporates 11 Demonstration Projects which will be carried out in the Lighthouse Cities and replicated in the Follower Cities. The 11 Demonstration Projects have the following objectives:

  • Collecting data and providing integrated decision support to the cities (DP01, Model)
  • Co-creating a Bold City Vision to plan, implement, replicate and scale-up to positive Energy Districts and Cities (DP02, Vision)
  • Co-creating Distributed Positive Energy Blocks through citizen participation (DP03, Engage)
  • Enabling innovation through regulation mechanisms (DP04, Regulatory Zone);
  • Accelerating change and disruptive solutions through innovation playgrounds (DP05, Playground)
  • Creating DPEBs through improved energy performance and integration with the energy system (DP06, DPEB)
  • Creating the +CityxChange approach to community grids (DP07, Microgrids)
  • Integrating seamless eMobility within the DPEB (DP08, eMaaS)
  • Enabling local energy trading within the DPEB (DP09, Local Trading)
  • Enabling a fair deal to all consumers through a local flexibility market (DP10, Flexibility Market)
  • Enabling public and private stakeholders to invest in their buildings (DP11, Sustainable Investments)

These projects encompass the environmental, spatial, social, technical, digital, economic, governance, regulatory and legal aspects required to deliver Positive Energy Blocks/Districts (PEB/D). They enable scale-up and replication of PEB/Ds within and across cities and across the EU.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy
Foster European Smart cities and Communities
Other Programme
LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020 Smart Cities and Communities
Funding Source
Horizon Europe 2020

Results

Completion of WPs 1/2/3 and handover of frameworks, systems, and prototypes in areas of energy, citizen engagement, innovation, ICT, and planning. Local grid design and operation for PEBs as well as market design for energy end flexibility market going into an operational deployment and testing phase. Deployment of initial smart meters, building controllers, batteries, and EVs as physical infrastructure. The Bold City Vision is applied in all cities and beyond, and integrates +CityxChange ambitions into strategic city plans. Building owners integrated into the PEB and the marketplaces. The Regulatory Mechanisms have been shaped into a new initiative under the European Smart City Marketplace, Action Cluster on Integrated Planning, Policy and Regulations. 5 Citizen Observatories are operational Citizen and Stakeholder Engagement activities are taking place in all Cities, including local innovation labs and joint online Climathon participation.

The detailed operational PEB definition is being aligned with other EU initiatives such as the EERA Joint Programme Smart Cities, SET-Plan Action 3.2 and Driving Urban Transitions Partnership, Smart Cities Marketplace SCC01 TG Replication and SCALE, COST Action PED-EU-NET and IEA EBC Annex 83. Investment and business models and PEB development and replication processes are being restructured as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Framework model for inter-PED trading Progress on PEB feasibility studies and financing by Follower Cities Replication and spin-off projects starting, and under application. Extensive risk and crisis management, moving work online, and handling local restrictions.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
HOGSKOLERINGEN 1, 7491 TRONDHEIM, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 710 437
Partner Organisations
Organisation
IES R&D
Address
CASTLEFORBES HOUSE, CASTLEFORBES ROAD, DUBLIN 1, Ireland
EU Contribution
€562 231
Organisation
ESB NETWORKS LTD
Address
LOWER MOUNT STREET CLANWILLIAM PLACE CLANWILLIAM HOUSE, DUBLIN, 2, Ireland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€247 739
Organisation
IOTA STIFTUNG
Address
PAPPELALLEE 78 79, 10437 BERLIN, Germany
EU Contribution
€470 438
Organisation
GOCAR CARSHARING LIMITED
Address
35 NORTHWOOD COURT NORTHWOOD CRESENT NORTHWOOD BUSINESS CENTRE, SANTRY DUBLIN, D09 F1P0, Ireland
EU Contribution
€134 146
Organisation
FOURC AS
Address
Vestre Rosten 81, NO-7075 TILLER, Norway
EU Contribution
€699 553
Organisation
OVE ARUP & PARTNERS SA
Address
CALLE ALCALA 54, 28014 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€94 320
Organisation
MESTO PISEK
Address
VELKE NAMESTI 114, 397 01 PISEK, Czechia
EU Contribution
€422 500
Organisation
Limerick City And County Council
Address
MERCHANTS QUAY, Limerick, V94, Ireland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 984 938
Organisation
OBSHTINA SMOLYAN
Address
BOULEVARD BULGARIA 12, 4700 SMOLYAN, Bulgaria
EU Contribution
€328 625
Organisation
University Of Limerick
Address
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL PARK, PLASSEY, LIMERICK, Ireland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€789 813
Organisation
NHP EIENDOM AS
Address
KJOPMANNSGATA 37, 7011 TRONDHEIM, Norway
EU Contribution
€141 619
Organisation
TRONDHEIM KOMMUNE
Address
MUNKEGATA 1, 7004 TRONDHEIM, Norway
EU Contribution
€2 065 531
Organisation
ABB AS
Address
BERGERVEIEN 12, 1396 BILLINGSTAD, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€531 869
Organisation
ESB INNOVATION ROI LIMITED
Address
TWO GATEWAY EAST WALL ROAD, DUBLIN, DA3A995, Ireland
EU Contribution
€110 294
Organisation
COLABORATIVA SL
Address
AVDA 28 FEBRERO 46 1C, 14007 CORDOBA, Spain
EU Contribution
€235 681
Organisation
VORU LINNAVALITSUS
Address
JURI 11, 65620 VORU, Estonia
EU Contribution
€328 625
Organisation
FUTURE ANALYTICS CONSULTING LIMITED
Address
FITZWILLIAM SQUARE 23, DUBLIN, D02 RV08, Ireland
EU Contribution
€443 826
Organisation
GKINETIC ENERGY LIMITED
Address
38 KILLELINE HEIGHTS NEWCASTLE WEST, LIMERICK, V42FW61, Ireland
EU Contribution
€751 217
Organisation
SESTAO BERRI 2010 SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Address
PLAZA DE LOS TRES CONCEJOS 1 BAJO ENTRADA POR TXABARRI 16, 48910 SESTAO, Spain
EU Contribution
€340 302
Organisation
STATKRAFT VARME AS
Address
SLUPPENVEGEN 17B, 7037 TRONDHEIM, Norway
EU Contribution
€588 619
Organisation
STICHTING ISOCARP INSTITUTE CENTER OF URBAN EXCELLENCE
Address
WALDORPSTRAAT 17, 2521 CA THE HAGUE, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€588 563
Organisation
POWEL AS
Address
KLAEBUVEIEN 194, 7037 TRONDHEIM, Norway
EU Contribution
€1 100 456
Organisation
ATB AS
Address
PRINSENS GATE 39, 7012 TRONDHEIM, Norway
EU Contribution
€77 744
Organisation
R. KJELDSBERG AS
Address
SLUPPENVEGEN 17B, 7037 Trondheim, Norway
EU Contribution
€387 293
Organisation
SPACE ENGAGERS COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Address
103 VILLA PARK GARDENS, NAVAN ROAD, DUBLIN, D07Y8N5, Ireland
EU Contribution
€319 188
Organisation
Officinae Verdi Group Spa
Address
VIA TIRSO 14, 00198 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€404 556
Organisation
SMART M POWER COMPANY LIMITED
Address
CHARLEVILLE CASTLE, Tullamore, R35 RP77, Ireland
EU Contribution
€919 494
Organisation
R2M SOLUTION SRL
Address
VIA FRATELLI CUZIO 42, 27100 PAVIA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€237 956
Organisation
RAC NORWAY AS
Address
DRENGSRUDBEKKEN 12, 1371 ASKER, Norway
EU Contribution
€245 366
Organisation
TRONDERENERGI AS
Address
KLAEBUVEIEN 118, 7031 TRONDHEIM, Norway
EU Contribution
€937 623
Organisation
Energy Agency Of Plovdiv Association
Address
GLADSTONE STREET 15, 4000 PLOVDIV, Bulgaria
EU Contribution
€387 938
Organisation
MUNICIPALITY OF ALBA IULIA
Address
CALEA MOTILOR 5 A, 510134 ALBA IULIA, Romania
EU Contribution
€411 500

Technologies

Technology Theme
Sustainable urban mobility plans
Technology
Sustainable logistics plans and platforms
Development phase
Implementation

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