TRANSFORM

TRANSFORMation Agenda for Low Carbon Cities

Project Details

Project date: 
January, 2013 to June, 2015
Contact Person: 

Budget Information

EU contribution: 
€5,611,852
Total cost : 
€7,445,114
Funding programme: 
FP7
1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,

Pilot Cities

  1. Wien
  2. Amsterdam
  3. København
  4. Lyon
  5. Genoa
  6. Hamburg

TRANSFORM was a project involving six European cities - Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Genoa (Italy), Hamburg (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Lyon (France) - and thirteen partners working together to improve their policy and programs to lower carbon dioxide emissions.

TRANSFORM’s integrative approach brought operational plans to a strategic level, including strong stakeholder processes and data analytics, and took into account all relevant energy flows, environmental aspects, urban mobility, and the interrelation of possible measures and their costs. This integration of elements created win-win business models for stakeholders who initially had different interests.

TRANSFORM:

  • Supported cities with implementation plans embedded in integrated planning;
  • Improved insight in stakeholder processes and financial strategies;
  • Improved insight on the use of data, and the possibility to find better economics by using analytics.

TRANSFORM developed several tools, methods, instructions and formats to support energy transition in cities, which were designed and tested:

  • Definition of Smart Energy City, including KPI’s with a special focus on the integration of physical planning and energy flows, utility infrastructure, the use of data and behavioral aspects.
  • In-depth analysis (state of the art) of TRANSFORM cities including the following aspects: local climate, local energy resources, development history, relation to and control over region, state of economic development, prosperity and social issues, government form and institutional capacity, structure and level of civil society involvement in energy and planning issues, degree of control over energy generation, production and distribution assets (structure of ownership of utility companies etc.) and energy consumption, transportation patterns etc.
  • Blank questionnaire that could be used by any city to make a self assessment on ones city’s state of the art in relation to becoming a Smart Energy City.
  • Generic Transformation Agenda (Quantitative Decision Support Tool) which supports cities and decision makers striving towards integrated energy planning. It summarizes the experiences and invites other cities to use this Generic Transformation Agenda to develop their specific City Transformation Agenda.Decision Support Tool
  • Decision Support Environment (DSE): a web based tool providing the relevant stakeholders in cities with information facilitating informed decision making, a model for quantitative assessment of Smart Energy City development state and progress
  • TRANSFORM Virtual Handbook 

The Decision Support Environment

The Decision Support Environment (DSE) is a web based tool providing the relevant stakeholders in cities with information facilitating informed decision making, a model for quantitative assessment of Smart Energy City development state and progress. Furthermore, the focus of the work on the development of the Decision Support Environment is on utilizing the power of energy data in supporting the cities to engage their stakeholders, assess their decision options, and define specific and actionable energy transformation agendas to reach EU 20/20/20 targets.

Watch the demo video below: 

Read more about DSE

If you are interested in the application of the DSE please contact:

Dr. Ivo Wenzler (Accenture)

Daiva Jakutyte-Walangitang (AIT)

More information about the data required can be found in the Transform Open Data Booklet. 

TRANSFORM Virtual Handbook 

The virtual handbook includes: 

  • definition of Smart Energy City with main Key Performance Indicators for the Smart Energy City;
  • proven qualitative models, including governance models, financial and business models, stakeholder processes;
  • insight in the support of decision making by new forms of analysis of quantitative data, real time data and how to collect these data;
  • step-by-step guidance for cities to make their own Transformation Agenda’s and Implementation Plans;
  • experiences and best practices derived from the Smart Urban Labs.