Legal Challenges
in Establishing Positive Energy Districts


This webinar is taking place as part of the European MAKING-CITY project, a large-scale demonstration project aiming at the development of new integrated strategies to address the urban energy system transformation towards low carbon cities, with the Positive Energy District (PED) approach as the core of the urban energy transition pathway.

When establishing a PED district, legal aspects and challenges have to be considered. Several legal barriers exist and might prevent (upcoming) projects from being implemented. Furthermore, it can create an unhealthy investment climate and affect business cases.

Key discussion points:

  • What legal aspects and challenges need to be considered when establishing a PED district?
  • Legal framework related to disconnection of the gas grid, switching to district heating or dealing with net congestion
  • How cities deal with legal barriers – Groningen case studies

Did you miss the webinar but want to know more?

Watch the recording of our webinar or read the publication “Establishing a Positive Energy District: legal aspects and challenges” by Dr. Daisy G. Tempelman (Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen)  here.

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