CSSC LAB City Storage and Sector Coupling Lab

Based on a recent study published by EUSDR PA2 renewables will provide 50% of SEE power demand in 2030. With higher levels of utilization of RES energy storage is becoming the key in the next phase of the energy transition in all Danube countries. Even in the most advanced regions the introduction of innovative energy storage and sector coupling applications has just started to gain momentum. As these challenges particularly hit medium-sized and smaller cities, adequate City Storage and Sector Coupling (CSSC) solutions are needed to ensure efficient energy use and increased energy security. CSSC Lab will prepare the ground for accelerating the up-take of CSSC solutions by Danube region cities which is at very low level because of public authorities possess little knowledge and shy the risks of investment. To overcome this barrier, the CSSC Lab project will implement a capacity building programme for municipalities and demonstrate the viability of CSSC solutions for medium-sized and smaller cities in the Danube region.
The CSSC Lab consortium consists of 17 PPs (AT, BG, CZ, DE, HR, SI, SK, RO + BiH, ME + MD) from energy agencies, expert organisations and pilot cities, with support from EUSDR as ASP and a large network of ASP cities. CSSC Lab will: 1) elaborate model solution+assessment toolkit for typical urban CSSC use cases, 2) develop/pilot a capacity building programme for municipalities with local trainings, webinars and city coaching sessions, 3) establish four CSSC demo-centers in different partner regions (HR, AT, SI, BG) to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of different CSSC solutions and 4) set up an online CSSC Lab learning platform for sustainable knowledge transfer. Overall, the CSSC Lab project aims at building up a pipeline of CSSC replication projects in target cities across the Danube region. Regional action plans ensure practice transfer at reg. level.  Transnat. Policy Recommendations contribute to EUSDR PA2 and PA10 strategies.
City Storage and Sector Coupling Lab
Start date
01-07-2020
End date
31-12-2022
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2080844.25
ERDF Contribution: 1584534.47
IPA Contribution: 138365.12
ENI Contribution: 45817.97
Call number
Call 3
Priority
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve energy security and energy efficiency

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency Lead partner hmaras@regea.org Croatia
Zagreb County ERDF partner velimir.kokot@zagrebacka-zupanija.hr Croatia
ConPlusUltra ERDF partner brigitte.hatvan@conplusultra.com Austria
Energie Kompass ERDF partner kleinlauth@energie-kompass.at Austria
solar.one Immo GmbH & CoKG ERDF partner office@tribute.energy Austria
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Project News

  • CSSC LAB - Interview with Marko Čavar, project manager of CSSC Lab
    - 29-06-2021
    Interview with Marko Čavar, project manager of CSSC Lab

    In this interview, the lead project manager of CSSC Lab, Marko Cavar from North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, will share his impressions on the project to date. Marko, the project started almost a year ago. Has everything worked out as...

  • CSSC LAB - Six CSSC model solutions proposed for the Danube Region
    - 12-05-2021
    Six CSSC model solutions proposed for the Danube Region

    As part of its activities in the CSSC Lab project, Lake Constance Foundation has identified six CSSC technologies, which are particularly suitable for small and medium sized cities in the Danube Region. In this blog article, we will talk you...

  • CSSC LAB - The first demo centre has been launched
    - 21-04-2021
    The first demo centre has been launched

    We are delighted to announce that the first CSSC demo centre has been launched in Bulgaria! The Bulgarian case showcases the use of solar energy and biomass for the meeting of all electricity and heating needs of an office building in Varna. At...

  • CSSC LAB - A new approach for municipalities towards CSSC Solutions
    - 13-04-2021
    A new approach for municipalities towards CSSC Solutions

    One of the first deliverables to have been developed by the project is the CSSC matrix for city storage and sector coupling (CSSC) technologies. This tool makes it possible for municipalities to identify different city storage and sector coupling...

  • CSSC LAB - Regional Analyses completed on CSSC potential in the Danube Region
    - 05-03-2021
    Regional Analyses completed on CSSC potential in the Danube Region

    Thanks to the expertise provided by the project partners, regional analyses on the city storage and sector coupling (CSSC) potential of 10 countries have been completed. More specifically, the reports focus on 19 target cities in Germany,...

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