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Interoperable solutions to streamline PED evolution and cross-sectoral integration

Paving the way for cross-sectoral integration of ever-evolving PEDs.


To change the landscape of urban energy transition across Europe, through a range of solutions enabling an integrated and interoperable approach that goes beyond mere technological.
PEDvolution sets a new standard by enabling PED demonstration owners to receive tailored decision support that is streamlined to their specific local contexts and evolving needs, as well as the changing environment.


Horizon Europe IA

Our role

Project & Technical Coordinator, Innovation and IPR Manager

Start date

Jan 2024


36 months


The challenge.

Current solutions focus on isolated technological tools for individual buildings instead of fully interoperable approaches, at neighborhood scale, which optimize decarbonization of the urban environment. They disregard evolving social contexts, urban development, legislation, technologies, energy markets, and other factors that continually impact the urban energy transition.


Isolated approaches

Energy Inefficiency

Approach & solutions.

To address this challenge, PEDvolution will implement fully interoperable solutions at the neighborhood level to optimize decarbonization of the urban environment. The PEDvolution project lays the groundwork for cross-sectoral integration of ever-changing PEDs. European pioneers in PED conceptualization, implementation, and tool development will create and deploy seven interoperable solutions to accommodate the evolving nature of PEDs:

  • PED Design and Planning Toolset
  • PED Readiness Assessment
  • Dynamic Decision Support Guideline for PED Development
  • PED Energy Manager
  • Data Exchange, Integration and Interoperability Platform
  • PED Business Models
  • Social Innovation Tool

This approach driven by the community enables citizens to collaboratively engage and merge with the local energy, transportation, and information and communication technology (ICT) systems, all the while fostering social innovation.


PEDvolution will establish seven interoperable solutions planned to be developed and tested at different dynamic environments.

The PEDvolution solutions aim to conceptualize, refine, optimize, and fortify both the genetic makeup (genotype) and outward traits (phenotype) of PEDs.
Seven PEDvolution solutions are designed to assess and enhance the "PED Readiness Level" based on the four genes of the PED genotype: social, technology, interoperability, and market. These genes are influenced by their interactions within the PED and its surrounding environment (the PED phenotype).





The three PEDvolution demonstrators


Wunsiedel, Germany

Automated energy and flexibility management functionalities for sector coupled operation. Better utilization of the energy potential of biomass and PhotoVoltaics (PV), while providing services to Distribution System Operator (DSO) grid. Establishment of a regional level PED.


Kranj, Slovenia

Integration of electricity distribution network model, renewable energy sources, district heating network, natural gas network and corresponding Combined Heat Power (CHP) system, as well as internal industrial electricity network allowing sector-coupled operations and optimization.


Winterthur, Switzerland

Transition to a fully renewable energy source by abandoning the current gas district heating. Increase in self-consumption through the establishment of an energy community. Move towards electric and shared mobility within the community.

Our role.

INLECOM as Project Coordinator and Technical Coordinator will provide a mechanism to ensure a smooth multidisciplinary collaboration between partners and achieve and maintain high output quality. INLECOM also holds the role of the Innovation and IPR manager aiding partners to overcome any obstacles to commercialisation and consistently adhere to the stipulated intellectual property terms of the project.

Learn more about the project

This project has received funding from the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under GA 101138472. Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.