Towards the Development of an Energy City Systems Conceptual Framework

Susan Lee

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    Cities are changing. New technologies, increasing demand for resources and a changing climate are leading to a reassessment of city systems and infrastructure. To understand the complex interactions of resources at the city level it is vital that the appropriate tools are available for use by policy makers. These tools need to aid “silo-free” decision-making to ensure the successful provision of long-term resilient infrastructure that is able to operate with reduced or low CO2 emissions. Such tools need to be representative of the key interactions not only within the city but with its wider hinterland. This paper focuses on Whole Energy System Modelling and presents a conceptual model framework of a city system. This system consists of producers, distributors and consumers and includes not only energy but transport, water, housing and waste sectors. Qualitative and quantitative approaches of energy system assessment are discussed together with issues of spatial and temporal scale. An assessment of different modelling approaches needs to take place to create a model framework as a basis for translation across boundaries and to identify cross-sectorial stakeholder requirements.
    It will engender system-wide purpose, vision and strategy. This process will ultimately lead to interfaces between existing models or a new holistic view of infrastructure in terms of interconnected energy systems, which will in turn have the potential to facilitate a transformative outcome on future city and regional infrastructures
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusUnpublished - 11 Sept 2017
    EventISNG1 2017 - ICE, 1, Great George Street, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Sept 201713 Sept 2017


    ConferenceISNG1 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    City London
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