D1.13 Strategy for Developing Interoperability and Ecosystems for Positive Energy Districts
The objective of this deliverable is to provide a strategy for developing interoperability and ecosystems for PEDs. This deliverable explores the different requirements from a PED ecosystem that would be able to combine data and information from multiple stakeholders and systems in a holistic manner and support urban transformation. It covers essential stakeholder requirements and specifications, technical requirements and functional specifications from an ICT perspective, in addition to determining key data requirements from urban data and energy data perspectives. It, furthermore, examines key identified use cases and interventions planned in the lighthouse cities of Espoo and Leipzig. Interoperability requirements and infrastructure needs are identified for the SPARCS ICT ecosystem covering capture of data and information from legacy systems to SPARCS data management platform, towards subsequent visualisation for informed decision making in the SPARCS visualisation framework. Based on these, a generic reference architecture (positioning framework) for interoperable ICT based interventions is developed. This serves as a basis for design and implementation of interventions identified by the lighthouse cities. The deliverable elaborates on implementation, replicability, scalability, and foreseen impacts of PEDs.