30 Sep 2020 — On 3 September, POCITYF and SPARCS organized a successful P2P ENERGY PLATFORMS WORKSHOP that took place online and on the spot as a side event of the URBIS Smart City Fair and the EIP-SCC General Assembly.
On 3 September, POCITYF and SPARCS organized a successful P2P ENERGY PLATFORMS WORKSHOP that took place online and on the spot as a side event of the URBIS Smart City Fair and the EIP-SCC General Assembly.
More than 70 participants from all across Europe listened to the interventions of interesting experts who contributed on a variety of topics related to P2P Energy Platforms. Both informative and interactive, this workshop had something for everyone’s taste.
Anne Sullivan, Member of Mission Board of Climate Neutral and Smart Cities, gave the opening speech at the event. Anne was followed by Andreas Tuerk from Joanneum Research who presented on the impact of local electricity grid tariffs for energy communities on energy cost savings and vulnerable consumer groups by using an Austrian case study. Two blockchain-related presentations were next on the agenda. Simon Johanning from Leipzig University had a presentation on how the mystification of blockchain technology stands in the way of mature blockchain-based energy use cases. Tasos Tsitsanis from the SPARCS partner Suite5 closed the first part of the workshop with a demonstration of data value creation for city stakeholders through blockchain-enabled, trusted sharing of data gathered in urban buildings.
The morning of the workshop continued with more inspiring presentations. Natasha Karatza from Kimatica presented the P2P energy donation platform deployment in the USA and EU and that will be replicated in POCITYF. Boris Tistan from Powel.AI showed how disaggregated market behaviour improves system operation. Mark van Wees from Hogeschool van Amsterdam spoke about the energy and climate change mitigation impact of P2P energy trading in Positive Energy Districts. Beril Alpagut from Demir Enerji showed her views on citizens in future PEDs/PENs/PERs, while Sebastian Boehm from Leipziger Stadtwerke, closed the morning part of the workshop with a presentation on how the city of Leipzig and Leipziger Stadtwerke are working together in energy transition.
The interactive part of the workshop was opened with a pitch session. In short petcha-kutcha style, we heard from Shaun Gibbons from the city of London and Bojan Schnabl from the city of Vienna, who updated us on the progress in their cities.
The final part of the workshop was dedicated to interactive sessions to discuss three different topics:
1. Regulation, Frameworks and P2P
How can P2P Platforms benefit from trending regulations?
2. All About Blockchain
3. P2P Citizen Engagement
How to make Citizen Engagement through P2P Platforms work?
After passionate discussions and engaged exchanges, the topic leaders presented short outcomes of the sessions and summarized the conclusions.
The event participants were found asking for more after the conclusion of this workshop. Therefore, SPARCS, POCITYF, and their smart cities projects co-organizers Sharing Cities, Smarter Together, +CityxChange and Atelier, are already aiming at preparing similar workshops in the future.
Presentations can be downloaded here:
- The impact of local electricity grid tariffs for Energy Communities on energy cost savings and vulnerable consumer groups: An Austrian case study – Dorian Frieden, Joanneum Research Anna Eisner, Joanneum Research
- The Assumption of Myths: How the mystification of blockchain technology stands in the way of mature blockchain-based energy use cases – Simon Johanning, Leipzig University
- Data value creation for city stakeholders through blockchain-enabled, trusted sharing of urban buildings data – Tasos Tsitsanis, Suite5
- Results from P2P energy donation platform deployment in USA and EU – Natasha Karatza, Kimatica
- How disaggregated market behavior improves system operation – Boris Tistan, Group Manager Powel.AI
- The energy and climate change mitigation impact of P2P energy trading in Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) – Mark van Wees, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
- Citizens in Future PEDs/PENs/PERs – Beril Alpagut, Demir Enerji
- Together against Climate Change: How the City of Leipzig and Leipziger Stadtwerke are working together in energy transition – David Bausch, City of Leipzig, Digital City Unit Sebastian Boehm, Leipziger Stadtwerke