IGS University of Twente
ESEIA Conference

Track 2

The smart energy system transition in cities and regions

Track coordinators:

Prof. dr. Johan Hurink

Dr. Thomas Hoppe

The challenges for a transition to smart energy systems in cities and regions are the integrated utilization of various efficiency technologies, grid-overarching optimization of energy systems, and the societal challenges of implementing complex energy solutions utilizing all available resources in the most rational manner.

Papers are welcomed in which one or more of the following aspects are addressed:

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Smart Grids;

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Energy efficient buildings / near-zero energy buildings;

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Energy autonomous districts or villages;

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Energy Storage;

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Behavioral incentives for energy conservation, including smart metering;

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Demand side management;

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Decision-support tools for designing energy efficient districts;

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Bottom-up local energy initiatives and grassroots movements;

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Stakeholder involvement, co-production, and citizen participation;

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Policy and planning strategies to foster local or regional energy transitions.

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The politics of local and regional energy transitions.

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Local and regional case studies and best practices;

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Social acceptance of green and smart energy systems.

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Innovative financial and business models for energy autonomous districts, villages or cities.