Positive energy districts (PEDs)

The goal of the project is to accelerate the transformation of the energy system in Europe to a more efficient and renewable system. This goal will be achieved through the increased implementation of Positive-Energy-Districts (PED).

Stakeholder involvement is by far the most important element for a successful implementation of PEDs. It is crucial to address important stakeholders besides representatives of municipalities with PED requirements in early area development phase.

PED-ID developed an innovative knowledge-based stakeholder process for PED areas and assessment methods to use information for the stakeholder process, by which decision-makers are provided at an early stage with improved information about how best to achieve Positive Energy District status, the options and the impacts.

Data was collected and calculated using an existing methodology adapted for appropriate stakeholders, who may then actively apply this data-driven participation process, consolidate their opinions and make data-based decisions.

This process was tried and tested in three real EU Living Labs, all potential PED initiatives, with focus on the participation process and the identification of necessary data. By applying this process, the objective is to accelerate the rate of achieving Positive Energy District status and to accomplish the goal of 100 PED sites in Europe by 2025.


Basic project information

Acronym: PED-ID

Full name: Holistic assessment and innovative stakeholder involvement process for identification of Positive-Energy-Districts

Living Labs:
Austria:                           VIENNA and City of WOLKERSDORF
Czech Republic:              ROŽNOV
Sweden:                          UPPSALA


Process Map from Knowledge-based Approachor early PEDs

Annex: Identifying the Potential Role of Digital Twins in Supporting PEDs Approachor early PEDs

Holistic Stakeholder Model for early PEDs

Holistic assessment and innovative stakeholder involvement process for identification of Positive‐Energy‐Districts

Visual concept for presentation of results of PED assessment

Visual concept for presentation of results of PED assessment, supporting presentation

Criteria catalogue for Positive-Energy-Districts

PED agreement model for cities and municipalities

Living Labs: PED-ID experiences in Sweden, Austria & Czech Republic

Guidelines for PED projects at early stages of development


  • White Arkitekter AB
  • Sustainable Innovation AB
  • e7 Energy Markt Analyse GmbH
  • SEVEn, Energy Efficiency Center, z.ú.
  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Publikováno:    30.6.2022