Further research into the future of urban energy is to be carried out in aspern, Vienna’s urban lakeside.
Since 2013, Aspern Smart City Research (ASCR) has been conducting research into energy use in Aspern, Vienna’s urban lakeside. A further €45 million euros will now be made available for ongoing research work until 2023. Data from the electricity grid and various buildings is combined with meteorological data and energy consumption data from urban lakeside residents in order to enable research to be carried out under real conditions.
The objective of the research project is to optimise urban energy production, storage and consumption and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. In the project’s second phase, which is currently getting underway, researchers will delve further into the areas of “Smart Building” and the “Smart Grid”. Their work will also explore new, data-based energy market models. The ASCR Research Initiative was launched by Siemens, Wien Energie, Wiener Netze, the Vienna Business Agency and Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG.