AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Energy Department

Austrian Institute of TechnologyThe AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria’s largest non-university research institute, takes a leading position in the Austrian innovation system in the areas of Energy, Mobility, Health & Environment as well as Safety & Security in Austria and a key role in Europe as the RTO focusing on the key infrastructure topics of the future. The Energy Department favours a holistic approach to the environmentally friendly electricity supply, heating and climate control of the buildings and cities of tomorrow. Using sophisticated measurement technology and innovative simulation tools, its interdisciplinary research teams combine decentralised energy producers, efficient distribution networks and smart buildings with efficient heating and cooling technologies to form a single, sustainable energy system. The department‘s main priority is to encourage innovation in the energy sector through targeted research and development, thereby helping to shape the energy system of tomorrow.

Activities of the company with respect to “smart city” topics

AIT supports its customers by developing integrated energy concepts for the planning and redevelopment of urban districts down to building level. On the further level of detail, AIT is active in research on Smart Cities & Regions, Smart Grids, Smart Buildings, Photovoltaics and Thermal Energy Systems. The research in the fields of Transportation infrastructure, Low-emission Transport and Multi-Modal Mobility Systems frame the essential range of activities with respect to the topic of mobility.

AIT offers the following services in the field of Smart Cities:

  • Development of integrated energy scenarios for cities and regions
  • Developing visions and objectives based on local priorities
  • Assessment and analysis of existing energy infrastructures and strategies
  • Modelling, simulation and visualization of long-term energy and CO2 scenarios taking into account different parameters such as climate or demographic changes
  • Defining concrete requirements for the energy infrastructure
  • Determining the potential for integrating renewable energy sources within the region and/or city
  • Status quo analysis and data modelling for energy concepts
  • Integrative data modelling as a basis for the simulation of spatial processes and structures
  • Modelling and visualization of energy and CO2 scenarios
  • Potential analysis in the fields of energy production and energy distribution
  • Integrated energy spatial planning with a focus on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency
  • Energy and CO2 monitoring

Key Personnel

jan.peters-anders Jan Peters-Anders
Geospatial Information Scientist, TRANSFORM WP3 Leader (Developing a Decision Support Environment)
DI (FH) Daiva Walangitang, MSc
Researcher, Expert Advisor
wolfgang Loibl_web_AIT2011 Wolfgang Loibl
Regional Scientist, Spatial Planner and Spatial Modeler
Bild_Möller_Sebastian_web Sebastian Möller
Stefan Vielguth
Branislav_Iglar_web Branislav Iglar
Support and Coordination
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