Workshop: Planning a human-centric Positive Energy District

Organiser: SMART BEEjS (H2020 Marie Curie Project)

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 | 9:00h – 13:00h

Room Seminar 1+2

Format: Workshop

The project MSCA-ITN project Smart-BEEjS aims to find new human-centric solutions to the implementation of Positive Energy districts. In this workshop that can simulate the process of planning a PED. The goal of this workshop will be to allow participants to engage and work on challenges related to reaching PED objectives, with the ultimate goal of planning together a holistic PED project.

Programme :

Part 1 – Speaker presentations 

The first part of the event will see the keynote speakers present their experiences working with PED case studies and the energy transition in general. We will explore these issues with a multi-disciplinary perspective. In particular we will discuss techno-economic aspects of PED implementation, energy poverty and how PED interventions may alleviate it, citizen engagement in the energy transition, and aspects related to Energy Communities.

The speakers will end their presentations talking about challenges in their work, leading us to Part 2 of the workshop after the coffee break.

Part 2 – Workshop 

Based on their own research and experiences, participants will be split into small groups of 8-10 people to elaborate more on the challenges presented by the speakers. Participants will then present back to the speakers how their research could contribute to tackling the issues highlighted by the speakers.


  • PhD candidate, Nicolas Caballero (Eurac Research) – Early Stage Researcher
  • PhD, Pietro Zambelli (Eurac Research) – Senior Researcher

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Networks, Grant Agreement No 812730

Keynote speakers:

Marine Cornelis, Next Energy Consumer, Aapo Huovila, VTT Techical Research Centre of Finland , Pietro De Quattro, Municipality of Parma, Hans-Martin Neumann, Municipality of Linz, Lina Muraskaité, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Maria Beatrice Andreucci, Sapienza University of Rome

This event is part of the “PED day”, also linked to the workshop “Sharing Experiences on Positive Energy Districts. Lessons Learned from Annex 83