Innovation capabilities and challenges for energy smartdevelopment in medium sized European cities

Erik Lindhult, J. Campillo, E. Dahlquist, Stephen Read

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Transition towards becoming Energy smart city integrating different areas of energy production, distribution and use in a community requires a spectrum of capabilities. The paper reports on findings from the EU planning project PLEEC, involving six medium sized European cities. The purpose of the paper is to describe innovation capabilities and challenges in the complex, systemic innovation journey of cities in the transition to sustainability. A case of implementing an innovative project for electrical vehicles in Eskilstuna is presented illustrating both technological potentials and innovation challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCUE 2015 - Applied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015
Subtitle of host publicationLow carbon cities and urban energy systems
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventApplied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015: Low carbon cities and urban energy systems - Fuzhou, China
Duration: 15 Nov 201517 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameEnergy Procedia


ConferenceApplied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015
Abbreviated titleCUE2015


  • innovation
  • systemic innovation
  • Low carbon city
  • urban energy system
  • Renewable energy
  • electrical vehicles

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