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A Framework to Assess the Behavior and Performance of a City Towards Energy Optimization

  • Stella Androulaki
  • Haris DoukasEmail author
  • Evangelos Spiliotis
  • Ilias Papastamatiou
  • John Psarras
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Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 627)

Abstract

A Smart City Energy Assessment Framework (SCEAF) is introduced to evaluate the performance and behavior of a city towards energy optimization, taking into consideration multiple characteristics. The SCEAF aims to provide to city authorities a systematic and independent evaluation means of the actions taken towards energy efficiency in parallel with the transition to become a “Smart City”. The framework consists of indicators that are structured on three major assessment axes (1) Political Field of Action, (2) Energy & Environmental Profile, (3) Related Infrastructures-Energy & ICT. The framework can be designed generally for the whole activities spectrum of a city, but it can also be customized per sector, providing more focused information.

Keywords

Local authorities Smart cities Energy optimization Energy assessment framework Multidisciplinary data sources 

Notes

Acknowledgment

Part of the work presented is based on research contacted within the project “OPTIMising the energy USe in cities with smart decision support system (OPTIMUS)”, which has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 608703. The content of the paper is the sole responsibility of its authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the EC.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stella Androulaki
    • 1
  • Haris Doukas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Evangelos Spiliotis
    • 2
  • Ilias Papastamatiou
    • 1
  • John Psarras
    • 1
  1. 1.Decision Support Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical & Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Forecasting and Strategy Unit, School of Electrical & Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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