Flexibility for Smart Urban Energy Systems (FlexSUS)
Research Project , 2019 – 2022

FlexSUS gears municipalities towards reaching their sustainability goals and EU's desire for Positive Energy Districts in developing a decision support platform that represents the local energy systems within the city’s urban infrastructures.The proposed platform integrates regulatory challenges (existing and anticipated ones) into energy planning that is localised at city level and within districts of each partner city. The cities define the sustainability targets and guide the development of the tool to the needs of the administration and their citizens. Sustainability targets are not restricted only to CO2 reduction but also cover an array of socio-economic, behavioural and cultural elements that make make modern cities so challenging for energy planning applications. To address these challenges, the platform is open source and open access, designed to facilitate actions for systems integration and support the uptake of RES including city planners at every step of the process.

The project builds on optimization of existing and planned energy systems and develops bridges across them in the form of data management system and visualization tool to be used by system planners that adapt to the specific needs and energy resources of the cities.

Participants

Erik Ahlgren (contact)

Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Collaborations

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2022

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2020-07-05