Aspern Smart City Research GmbH & Co KG (ASCR) is a joint venture between a network operator, an international technology company, an energy generation and supply company, and the City of Vienna. This partnership was established to develop and test the technical solutions required for future energy environments in new urban districts. The fundamental goal of energy transition is the reduction of CO2 emissions; however, this must be achieved whilst ensuring the provision of a fail-safe supply of energy. The testbed Aspern Smart City Research focuses on energy management, smart buildings, smart grids, smart ICT and smart users. To optimise the utilisation of energy, technologies and consumption, an integrative system approach is used.
World Smart City Award: ASCR was identified as the world’s best Smart Project 2016. It prevailed against more than 250 projects from 45 countries at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, the world’s largest event on the subject of smart cities.
The goal of this project at aspern Seestadt, which is unique in Europe, is to optimise urban energy production and consumption in such a way that the users of smart buildings can participate in the future of urban energy.
– Robert Grüneis, ASCR General Manager –
Robert Grüneis, ASCR General Manager
We conduct research at the building, grid, ICT and energy user levels. We develop new technologies so as to optimally connect building and energy distribution grids.