The first identified demonstrator site of Szaserow consists in 28 multifamily residential buildings with 800 dwellings and approximately 1800 residents. Stakeholder groups involved are the housing co-operative, tenants who are owners of dwellings and co-owners of common areas, City of Warsaw as owner of kindergarten located inside the settlement.
The second demonstrator site is the City Of Kozienice: 18 000 inhabitants, where of a half are living in 56 buildings of the Co-operative Kozienice constructed during the 1960s, public buildings of the City, co-operative and commercial buildings, district heating system supplied so far by the hard coal fired heat only plant of 35 MW capacity. Heat is used for residential and public buildings being subject of deep renovation in short perspective.
Involved stakeholders will be inhabitants, municipality, the municipal company managing the DH, water & sewerage and waste economy, public transportation.
The city hopes to gain experience in desiging the business models for introduction of RES in municipal economy including application of smart-grid solutions. A study concerning indication of potential technology package that could maximise and optimise such system from energetic and/or financial perspective especially for development of electro mobility in public transportation and use RES for heating purposes. GHG emissions in Poland decreased strongly in the period 1990-2002, but after 2002, emissions slowly grew until 2015. To achieve its global GHG emissions target for 2050, Poland needs to start investing significantly in RES and prepare the move to smart grids. The RENAISSANCE project is perfectly aligned with this strategy and is thus an excellent opportunity for the Polish local energy markets.