POLICY GUIDELINES FOR POSITIVE ENERGY DISTRICTS
Join the POWER UP YOUR CITY summit, a MAKING-CITY event dedicated to adopting carbon-free energy solutions and driving positive change in urban environments. Explore the transformative concept of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) and their potential to create sustainable and energy-positive communities.
PEDs go beyond traditional sustainability measures by generating more energy than they consume. Through cutting-edge technologies, renewable sources, and efficient infrastructure, PEDs redefine energy consumption in cities. Watch this video to learn more about the concept.
At the POWER UP YOUR CITY summit, our goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of PEDs and equip participants with the knowledge and tools for this journey. Drawing on the experiences of MAKING-CITY lighthouses Oulu, Finland, and Groningen, Netherlands, we’ll discuss PED implementation, best practices and lessons learned.
Join us at the POWER UP YOUR CITY summit and be part of the conversation to adopt carbon-free energy solutions and transform cities sustainably!
ON 16 & 17 NOVEMBER
IN OULU, FINLAND
4 reasons for you to join the event in Oulu:
1. Expand Knowledge: Discover advancements in implementing PEDs and explore innovative approaches, policies, and technologies for sustainable energy leadership.
2. Explore Solutions: Engage with experts through panel discussions, workshops, and case studies to gain practical strategies for powering up your city.
3. Foster Collaboration: Connect with professionals, industry leaders, and representatives from PED-embracing cities to forge valuable connections and explore collaboration opportunities.
4. Inspire Change: Hear success stories from transformative PED projects, learn from their innovations, and apply similar approaches in your own urban context.
PLUS, Stay for Oulu’s Lumo Light Festival: Extend your stay in Oulu after the summit to immerse yourself in the enchanting Lumo Light Festival. This free family-friendly event is a dazzling celebration organized by the city of Oulu, in collaboration with local businesses and civil society actors.
|8.00 – 8.30||Reception & Coffee||Arrival at Shopping center Valkea, Isokatu 25, 4th floor, 90100 Oulu|
|8.30 – 8.45||Welcome & Introduction||Sari Matinheikki (City of Oulu)|
|8.45 – 9.00||Presentation of MAKING-CITY project||Cecilia Sanz (Cartif)|
|09.00 – 09.45||MAKING-CITY lighthouse Oulu & its PED approach||Samuli Rinne (City of Oulu)
Klaus Känsälä (VTT)
|09.45 – 10.00||Coffee Break|
|10.00 – 10.45||PED Learnings: Panel with Oulu PED experts & Sister EU Projects||
Moderator Samuli Rinne (Making-City Project lead Oulu)
|10.45 – 11.00||Oulu’s Positive Energy District (PED) Implementation and Replication||Kimmo Alatulkkila (Oulun Energia)|
|11.00 – 11.30||Oulu’s Positive Energy District (PED) Implementation and Replication||Samuli Rinne on Regional PEDs (City of Oulu) & Sari Hirvonen-Kantola (University of Oulu)|
|11.30 – 12.30||Lunch Break and Networking|
|12.30 – 14.00||Capacity Building & Stakeholder Engagement Strategies Workshop||Prof. Professor Eva Pongracz (University of Oulu), Samuli Rinne (City of Oulu) & Juha-Antti Rankinen (University of Oulu)|
|14.00 – 14.15||Break and Networking|
|14.15 – 15.45||Oulu’s PED Business Model: A Comparative Analysis for Participants||Prof. Petri Ahokangas (University of Oulu) & Prof. Harri Haapasalo (University of Oulu)|
|15.45 – 16.00||Concluding Session||Cecilia Sanz (Cartif)|
|From 16.00 on||Reception|
|8.45 – 09.00||Meeting point in front of City Hall Oulu|
|09.00 – 10.00||Bus ride to PED area|
|10.00 – 11.30||PED visit||Samuli Rinne|
|11.30 – 12.00||Bus ride to City Centre|
dISCOVER THE OULU PED IN KAUKOVAINIO
This event is open to all professionals involved in the implementation of PEDs or who are planning to implement PEDs. The event is free of charge, limited places are available. Register now to secure your place.
Please note that the agenda is subject to change and might be updated until the event.