Energy efficiency in smart cities

W.L. Kling, J.M.A. Myrzik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


The European energy policy of 20% efficiency in 2020 is only achievable by a consequent replacement of for example of incandescence lamps by CFL, standard drives and pumps by variable speed drives, classical oil or gas heating facilities by electrical heat pumps and central power stations by decentralized generators (DG) in order to bring the production closer to the demand. The increasing population in cities is an additional challenge and it requires an enormous effort for reducing the greenhouse gases. Especially, cities have a high and still increasing demand on electricity, gas, heating and cooling simultaneously. Therefore, an optimal use of multi energy systems (mostly based on DG) in the urban environment using smart control and communication technologies and the implementation of e-mobility is the key towards highly efficient and carbon-reduced cities. Therefore, in the framework of Smart Grids, Smart Cities take a particular role.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IEEE Power Energy Society General Meeting (IEEE PES General Meeting 2013), 21-25 July 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-1303-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2013) - Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 21 Jul 201325 Jul 2013


Conference2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2013)
Abbreviated titlePESGM 2013
Other"Shaping the Future Energy Industry"
Internet address


Dive into the research topics of 'Energy efficiency in smart cities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this