The development of scalable strategies for improving and implementing Positve Energy Districts (PED’s).
FLEXPOSTS aims to introduce new methods for an integrated approach of urban planning and energy system planning. The project combines existing (state of the art) technologies with results from previous relevant projects to develop a unique toolkit for decision makers.
Start date: 1 September 2022
End date: 1 March 2025
Positive Energy Districts (PED’s) are area’s with a net positive energy balance annually. These districts are crucial in the energy transition, however implementation proves difficult due to organisational, regulatory and urban planning issues.
FLEXPOSTS aims to improve the implementation processes of PED’s through focusing on flexible energy assets. This integrates PED’s into urban planning and energy system planning.
FLEXPOSTS is putting it’s research into practice through two pilot sites in Leeuwarden (NL) and Aalborg (DK). Here, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders a PED network is being set-up and tested. The development and assessment of organisational structures will be used as input to develop a toolkit for decision makers.
New Energy Coalition is involved in supporting the integration and validation of applied research a and its translation and validation in the Dutch demo-site.
Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (project coordination), Aalborg University, GreenHub Denmark, Municipality of Leeuwarden
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Thom Horlings has a background in Human Geography & Planning and Environmental and Infrastructure Planning. He is projectmanager systemintegration at New Energy Coalition.Expertises: Projectmanagement Area development Sustainability Urban planning