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PERSIST is a project that takes an innovation-oriented approach to address the challenges of decarbonizing the energy system and promoting PEDs across Europe.

PERSIT benefits from Living Labs that represent different behavioral and regulatory contexts within Europe. By linking the experiences of countries with higher DC development with countries with lower DC development, we seek to find specific DC development strategies that correspond to the known success factors presented by JPI Urban Europe. . These factors include stakeholder engagement, integrated technology, financing and business models, citizen engagement and support, feasibility of pilot projects, national-regional-local cooperation and support, political support, integrated urbanization strategies, local renewable energy resources and public-private partnerships, among others.

Dates: December 2023 – December 2026


The project aims to achieve a better understanding of how socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-political factors shape PEDs (Positive Energy Districts) and their interrelationships with technological, regulatory and investment aspects in different geographical, cultural and economic contexts. To this end, it presents a global strategy to create PEDs in urban areas, highlighting the importance of integrating innovative solutions such as flexible energy technologies and energy storage systems to achieve maximum energy efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions.


HSLU-IET | HSLU-SRL | HSLU-LLL | SmartCity Alliance (SCA) | Riga Technical University (RTU) | Sadales t?kls (ST) | Østfold University College (HIOF) | Technical University of ClujNapoca (UTCN) | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) | Universidade de Coimbra (UC) | Stadt Winterthur | Switzerland Innovation Park Central | Verdal Municipality (VKN) | Alba Lulia Living Lab | Pamplona Living Lab (Rochapea) | Coopérnico