InnoasisNordic Edge

Transforming Urban Energy Systems for Efficiency and Sustainability

As we navigate the complexities of modern urban energy systems, it is imperative that we come together to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the diverse array of energy sources, producers, and consumer behaviors. With the goal of fostering innovation and collaboration, we are pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop focused on transforming urban energy systems for efficiency and sustainability. The aim of this first workshop is to prepare an application for a Centre for Research Based Innovation.


The workshop will delve into the complexities of modern urban energy systems, emphasizing the need for adaptable solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure. Unlike greenfield projects such as Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, our focus is on retrofitting and enhancing urban energy systems to achieve energy efficiency and decarbonization.



Key Topics:

  • Peak shaving solutions
  • Energy savings and storage methods
  • Reuse of energy in energy-intensive industries
  • Flexibility in energy management
  • Innovative grid utilization (electrical, thermal, gas)
  • Dynamic integration of electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Consideration of evolving social, legal, and economic frameworks


1200-1245: Lunch

1245-1315: Information about the SFI call, possible vision for this SFI and a short presentation of proposed work packages

1315-1415: Keynote speakers addressing: what is missing in today’s urban energy systems?

              1315-1335: Lyse / Lnett  (Esben Otterlei / Kristine Askeland)

              1335-1345: Forus Næringspark (Ronny Fiuren)

              1345-1355: Stavangerregionen Havnedrift (Åsta Vaaland Veen)

              1355-1405: Avinor (Ingvald Erga)

              1405-1415: Powerpal (Asbjørn Lunde)


1415-1500: Breakout discussion groups for each work package

1500-1530: Summary of WP discussions and next steps


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Real-world Testing:

Proposed solutions developed through our initiative will undergo rigorous testing in dedicated real -world systems located in Rogaland and Agder. This provides a unique opportunity for collaboration and hands-on experimentation, ensuring practicality and effectiveness in real-world scenarios.


The primary objective of the workshop is to gather insights from both research and industrial partners. Research partners will present innovative ideas and activities, while industrial partners will contribute their perspectives on current challenges and areas of focus for future efforts. Through this exchange, we aim to identify gaps in existing methods and solutions, paving the way for collaborative innovation.


We anticipate a high degree of interaction between researchers and industrial partners, fostering a collaborative environment conducive to innovation and problem-solving. Your input is invaluable in shaping the direction of the funding application and ensuring the relevance and applicability of our solutions.

Join Us:

We invite you to be a part of this collaborative effort to transform urban energy systems for a greener and more efficient future. Your participation will be instrumental in driving meaningful change and shaping the future of urban energy.


Anette Engh Bakke

Business Developer

+47 416 17 190

Anders Riel Müller

Associate professor in urban planning


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