Urban Energy System transformation towards low carbon city

MAKING-CITY is a large-scale demonstration project aiming at the development of new integrated strategies to address the urban energy system transformation towards low carbon cities, with the Positive Energy District (PED) approach as the core of the urban energy transition pathway. PEDs are district with annual net zero energy import and net zero CO2 emissions, working towards an annual local surplus production of renewable energy. The project will be intensively focused on achieving evidences about the actual potential of the PED concept, as foundation of a highly efficient and sustainable route to progress beyond the current urban transformation roadmaps. Although in principle a PED approach seems a solid and ambitious strategy, this should be complemented with long term urban planning to ensure upscaling and fostering higher impacts.