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To achieve positive energy balance, PEDs minimise their energy needs with energy efficiency measures and cover the remaining energy consumption with locally sourced renewables. PEDs rely on smart planning and control measures to optimise how energy is produced, consumed, stored and transferred within district boundaries and beyond. PEDs are therefore not isolated neighbourhood islands but are interconnected, multi-functional areas embedded into a wider energy system. Although PEDs focus on energy, ultimately they are about ensuring wellbeing and sustainability through an ambitious district transformation.

MEET BIPED

Locally produced renewable energy contributes to the positive energy balance

Energy is produced close to consumption to better manage load levels

Renovation measures ensure high level of energy efficiency in the building stock

E-vehicles can adjust charging or return energy to the grid to optimise the supply of local renewable energy

AARHUS TEST BEDS

BIPED activities target the Brabrand district of Aarhus, with a focus on the Gellerup neighbourhodd in the district's east.

HOW PEDs WORK

To achieve positive energy balance, PEDs minimise their energy needs with energy efficiency measures and cover the remaining energy consumption with locally sourced renewables. PEDs rely on smart planning and control measures to optimise how energy is produced, consumed, stored and transferred within district boundaries and beyond. PEDs are therefore not isolated neighbourhood islands but are interconnected, multi-functional areas embedded into a wider energy system. Although PEDs focus on energy, ultimately they are about ensuring wellbeing and sustainability through an ambitious district transformation.

Brabrand and Gellerup

AARHUS TEST BEDS

BIPED activities target the Brabrand district of Aarhus, with a focus on the Gellerup neighbourhodd in the district's east.

HOW PEDs WORK 

BIPED MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SOLUTION

Data-driven

Heterogeneous data sources are seamlessly integrated to represent PED's complexity in a digital twin.

Interoperable

New MIMs ensure that the necessary technical requirements are met to provide efficient, scalable data-driven services. The use of European standards for data spaces will enable low-level models to inform higher-level aggregated city models employed in urban planning.

Scalable

Open technical specifications and guidance allow cities to replicate and scale the BIPED solution to drive the decarbonisation agenda, especially when it comes to designing and implementing green investment plans necessary to achieve climate-neutrality by 2030.