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Integrated Energy Planning

Why is the spatial differentiation in urban energy supply expedient? What does it need? A concept and fundamentals as first steps.

In order to find optimised infrastructure and energy system solutions adapted to a specific site spatial and energy planning are combined at the neighbourhood level in one joint process (Urban Development Programme STEP 2025). The further development of the local governance for quarter development first requires a series of groundwork, in which the Energy Center is involved:


Thematic concept "integrated energy and spatial planning". The STEP 2025 provides for the development of a special concept "integrated energy and spatial planning". The Energy Center is a member of the core team to elaborate this concept, texts and develops measures.

URBAN LEARNING. The EU project URBAN LEARNING enables capacity building on the subject of integrated energy planning and the intensive exchange with technical departments of the cities of Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw and Zagreb. The project was tailor-made for the needs of the city of Vienna and is managed by the Energy Center.

Accompanying concrete planning processes. In addition to conceptual work, on behalf of the MA 20, planning processes for larger development projects in the districts north of the Danube and of high-rise projects are supported in order to discuss as early as possible innovative energy solutions with high use of on-site energy sources. In addition, the Energy Center is represented in the working group on energy supply for city quarter, in which possible energy supply options are discussed in the very early planning phase of major urban development projects.


City of Vienna, Municipal Department 20 - Energy Planning


1/2016 – 12/2018