Workshop: „Smart Grids for Smart Cities“
Smart Grids ERA-NET Series of Events towards an ERA-Net Plus
Event No2


Tuesday, 14th, May, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

Salzburg AG, Bayerhamerstraße 16, 5020 Salzburg, Austria




This SmartGrids ERA-Net workshop focuses on the role of smart grids in smart city concepts and deals with the specific requirements regarding joint R & D projects. In particular, the role of smart grids for the implementation of smart cities will be discussed, relevant research areas further defined and necessary research questions identified.


Smart grids and smart cities experts, amongst others from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland are present and have the unique opportunity for intensive know-how exchange and determining future research topics and funding priorities, together with representatives of national / European funding agencies.


At this workshop, the contents and priorities of future transnational funding calls in the field of smart grids will be defined by selected smart grids/smart cities actors, together with program managers of national funding programs. In particular, an ERA-Net Plus call is being prepared as a proposal to the European Commission for the work programme 2014/2015.


This workshop is targeted to experts in the fields of smart grids and smart cities as well as policy makers and program managers of relevant national R & D funding programs. This workshop is the 2nd event of the SmartGrids event series towards ERA-NET Plus.






Workshop Organisation: Robert Hinterberger, NEW ENERGY Capital Invest GmbH

T: +43 1 33 23 560-3060, E: Robert.Hinterberger@energyinvest



Agenda and Presented Slides


Introduction „Smart Grids for Smart CitiesSlides

Michael Hübner, Austrian Ministry for Transportation, Innovation and Technology



     Session 1: Smart Cities Initiative: challenge for frontrunning cities in Europa



Riga: Smart cities activities in one of the front-running cities in Europe Slides

Inete Ielite, Riga Energy Agency, Latvia


Smart grids/smart cities approaches outside Europe: a Dubai view Slides

Hong-Linh Truong, Distributed Systems group, Technical University Vienna, Austria



     Session 2: Innovative smart grid planning for new urban development areas



Malmö: Smart Grid Hyllie  Slides

Peder Berne, E.ON Sverige AB, Sweden


Stockholm: The Royal  Seaport Project Slides

Moustafa Chenine, KTH Royal Institute of Technology



     Session 3: Convergence of energy and ICT in urban areas: a roadmap to value

                        added services




Finnland: Smart meter roll outs are almost completed – what´s coming next? Slides

Jan Segerstam, Development Director, Empower IM Oy, Finnland


FI-PPP: Future Internet Public Private Partnership – possible synergies with smart grids projects Slides

Alexander von Jagwitz, B.A.U.M Consult GmbH, Germany





     Session 4: Hybrid energy networks – smart electricity grids are not enough




Power-To-Heat in Denmark: Integration of renewable energy into district heating networks Slides

Paul-Fredrik Bach, Denmark


Austria: Smart City Graz Mitte – integration of energy grids and storage facilities Slides

Christian Orthofer, Energie Steiermark AG, Austria




     Session 5: Smart grids programming- exchange with other initiatives



Managing smart grids programmes: experiences from US Slides
Ronald B Melton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The European member states initiative on smart cities Slides
Catrin Haider, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology