TIMES is currently being applied to the analysis of local energy systems at the level of cities. A number of projects are under development trying to apply the advances TIMES methodology to the complex issues of planning the development of cities from the energy point of view.


Tool used TIMES
Coverage City Level (Trikala, Evora, Cesena, Nottingham)
Responsible Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES),This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web link http://www.insmartenergy.com
Description InSmart is a three year, European funded project which involves four European Cities working in partnership towards a sustainable energy future. The project started in December 2013 and will last for three years.

The InSMART project brings together cities, scientific and industrial organizations in order to implement a comprehensive model for enhancing sustainable planning addressing the current and future city energy needs through an integrative and multidisciplinary planning approach. This approach will identify the optimum mix of short, medium and long term measures for a sustainable energy future, addressing the efficiency of energy flows across various city sectors with regards to economic, environmental and social criteria and paving the way towards actual implementation of priority actions.

Other Reports

  • Advanced Local Energy Planning Guidebook (ALEP) [Download zip]
  • Thomas Alfstad: "Development of a least cost energy supply model for the Southern African Development Community region", Thesis, University of Cape Town, Jan 2005. [Download pdf]