Smart Cities and the SET Plan

Location: Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Event Date: 2017-06-13
Time: 14:00:00

Event Type:


Working Group:

Energy & Climate Change



The European Commission has established a Temporary Working Group 3.2 – Smart Cities and Communities in order to examine how to deliver Objective 3.2 of the SET Plan. The Working Group is composed of DG Energy, delegates of national governments and also stakeholder groups e.g. EERA, JPI Urban, EIP SCC Sustainable Districts Action Cluster, Eurocities, EUA-ETUP, CARTIF (leading consultancy on smart city projects), Swedish Energy Agency, VTT and ERRIN.

 Action 3.2[1]

The target under the present Action 3.2 ‐ Smart Cities and Communities – aims at net–zero‐energy/emission districts (ZEED) that will strongly contribute to COP21 targets. These districts consist of buildings (new, retro‐ fitted and historic – including offices, residential, commercial, schools, universities, hospitals, etc.). Positive Energy Blocks of various sizes can be used as innovation‐pushing "seeding points" for these districts to showcase in highly concentrated form the integration of all the aspects that are needed for net–zero‐ energy/emission districts. Their concept is intrinsically up‐scalable and they are well embedded in the spatial, economic, technical, environmental, cultural and social context. They are by design an integral part of the district/city energy and mobility system.


The EU as a global role model/market leader in technology integration for and deployment of net–zero‐ energy/emission districts (ZEED) with the aim by 2025 to have at least 100 successful examples synergistically‐connected to the energy system in Europe and a strong export of related technologies.

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