Stockholm Royal Seaport participates in EU project on energy-positive districts

Brussels, Vienna, and Stockholm have launched a research and innovation collaboration on the transnational call; Energy-positive neighbourhoods within the European Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods (PED), and received funding from the Swedish Energy Agency for the project. Energy-positive neighbourhoods is a collaboration between Viable Cities and JPI Urban Europe.

The purpose of the innovation project can be defined in three parts; to define what constitutes energy-positive neighbourhoods, to clarify how energy-positive areas can be developed, and to examine how cities can adapt and plan, so that urban development can result in areas that produce more energy than they use. The project will run for two years and the City Development Administration of the City of Stockholm will participate with focus on the development of Loudden within Stockholm Royal Seaport. Also participating from the City of Stockholm, are the Environment and Health Administration, subsidiary company Stockholm Vatten och Avfall, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The Positive Energy Districts (PED) programme aims to support the planning, deployment and replication of 100 Positive Energy Neighbourhoods by 2025.

JPI Urban Europe (Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe) is a European collaboration who's primary aim is creating attractive, sustainable, and resilient cities.

Viable Cities is a strategic innovation program with a focus on smart sustainable cities. The programme's mission is to speed up the transition for climate neutral cities by 2030 with a good, healthy life for everyone within the planet's boundaries as the goal. The programme's time frame is 2017–2030 and is a concerted effort by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas, where the Swedish Energy Agency is the principal authority.

Image: Planning of Loudden is moving forwards at full speed and the new structure plan will be displayed for public consultation during 2021.