2020 - 2024

IEA EBC-Annex 83

Project: Positive Energy Districts (IEA EBC-Annex 83)
Funding: Agreement
IREC Role: Partner
Main IREC Group: Thermal Energy and Building Performance, Jaume Salom
Other PI: Samuel Rabadan; Ilaria Marotta

IEA EBC – Annex 83 – Positive Energy Districts

What are Positive Energy Districts?

The basic principle of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) is to create an area within the city boundaries, capable of generating more energy than consumed and agile/flexible enough to respond to the variation of the energy market because a PED should not only aim to achieving an annual surplus of net energy. Rather, it should also support minimizing the impact on the connected centralized energy networks by offering options for increasing onsite load-matching and self-consumption, technologies for short and long term storages, and providing energy flexibility with smart control.

Annex 83 Positive Energy Districts

The aim of Annex 83 is developing an in-depth definition of PED and the technologies, planning tools and planning and the decision-making process related to positive energy districts. Experience and data to be used in the Annex will be gained from demonstration cases.