CityOpt logoHolistic simulation and optimization of energy systems in Smart Cities: CITYOPT project started in Nice, France

CITYOPT objectives

CITYOPT mission is to optimize energy systems in smart cities. This European project will create a set of applications and related guidelines that support efficient planning, detailed design and operation of energy systems in urban districts.

The project addresses energy system optimization in different life cycle phases. This will be supported by a user-centred design approach. All stakeholders including cities’ decision makers, facility managers, and citizens will be involved throughout all phases of the project.

CITYOPT applications will be demonstrated in Helsinki (Finland), Vienna (Austria), and Nice Côte d’Azur (France).

Innovative Demand-Response solutions tested in Nice Cote d’Azur

The Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur hosted the CITYOPT project Kick-off meeting in Nice on February 10th, 2014 and the project will run for 3 years.

CITYOPT will develop and demonstrate innovative demand-response services in Nice Côte d’Azur, to reinforce the continuity of service of the electricity supply network. Families will be recruited from the 2nd semester 2014 to participate in the experiment. CITYOPT will analyse the conditions for which the customers will agree to modify their behaviours, within a CITYOPT energy community.

CityOpt kick-offCITYOPT team

The CITYOPT team gathers 7 project partners from 4 European countries, including research institutes, cities, energy utilities and a design studio: VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland (coordinator) ; AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria ; CSTB – Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment – France ; Experientia – Italy ; EDF – France ; City of Helsinki / Helsingin Energia – Finland ; and Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur – France.

Further information

Project coordinator: Hedman Åsa  –

Project website :