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 - Muncipalities contribute to the energy transition
    - 15-11-2021
    Muncipalities contribute to the energy transition

    The Lake Constance Foundation reports at STORENERGY on how municipalities can shape the energy transition with sector coupling. Lea Unterreiner from the Freiburg Energy Agency and Dimitri Vedel from the Lake Constance Foundation will present the...

  • CSSC LAB - City storage and Sector Coupling training held in Stegersbach
    - 10-11-2021
    City storage and Sector Coupling training held in Stegersbach

    On the 5th of November 2021, CSSC Lab held a workshop at the solar.one competence centre in Stegersbach, Austria. Interested parties from the surrounding communities were invited to attend the three-hour session in order to find out more about...

  • CSSC LAB - New competence center for digital renewable energy systems opened in Stegersbach
    - 03-11-2021
    New competence center for digital renewable energy systems opened in Stegersbach

    On October 8th 2021, the new "solar.one" competence centre for digital renewable energy systems opened its doors in Stegersbach, Austria following a two-year construction period.  The centre seeks to apply digital solutions to current energy...

  • CSSC LAB - Capacity building and training programme completed
    - 19-10-2021
    Capacity building and training programme completed

    On the 14th of October 2021, the CSSB Lab project presented its capacity building and training programme to stakeholders in the Danube region.  During the event, Roman Kekec, Local Energy Agency Spodnje Podravje, Slovenia introduced the...

  • CSSC LAB - CSSC Lab presented at municipality congress in Stuttgart
    - 08-10-2021
    CSSC Lab presented at municipality congress in Stuttgart

    Smart, energy-optimised neighbourhoods are essential for the success of the energy transition in Europe. Nevertheless, their implementation poses many challenges. How can the implementation of smart, energy-optimised neighbourhoods in...

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