CSSC Matrix

One of the first deliverables to have been developed by the project is the CSSC matrix for city storage and sector coupling (CSSC) technologies. This tool makes it possible for municipalities to identify different city storage and sector coupling solutions for their given city type and to build on the experience of Danube region cities with similar characteristics. This is important because some municipalities in the Danube region are not aware of the available CSSC approaches while others are hesitant to apply such solutions because of the presumed technical complexity and financial costs. In the Danube region exists a large variety of different municipalities. All these municipalities have a different access to CSSC technologies and different approaches to develop future energy concepts.

For this very reason, CSSC Lab project has dedicated an entire work package to finding and presenting possible solutions for these municipalities to apply. The selection of 19 representative cities used for the regional analyses prepared by the project served as the basis of the matrix. These cities were selected based on the representativeness of their characteristics and their CSSC potential, forming the backbone of 10 country analyses. For the typologisation, a number of categories were selected considered relevant for the implementation of CSSC technologies. The following were singled out as particularly relevant: The area covered (in km2), the population size, the profile and the shape of the chosen city. As a result, five representative city types were identified for the project area.

The regional analyses and the classification of the city types combined made it possible to develop a matrix showing the existing application or potential use of CSSC technologies for the five different city types. This matrix permits municipal representatives to assign their city to a city type and receive suggestions for appropriate CSSC technologies.

While the list of solutions is not exhaustive and is based on the information provided by the project partners for individual, representative cities in the region, it does provide an overview of the various technologies. Municipal representatives are advised to take these as a guideline and then later carry out a more detailed assessment taking into account the full range of characteristics of their city. Additionally, municipalities benefit from the technologies’ transfer potential.

In following part, more information about applied assessment can be seen for our selected cities.

List of all cities:

Legend
1 – existing
2 – potential
3 – no potential

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