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Bock, B. B., Hosse, D. and Stolte, B. “Planning Infrastructure in Context of Integrated Energy and Transport Measures.”

The paper “Planning Infrastructure in Context of Integrated Energy and Transport Measures” (Benno, B. B., Hosse, D. and Stolte, B.) will be presented at the 6th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (16 June 2017). 


The energy transition from fossil fuels to intelligently managed renewables has a German name: ‘die Energiewende’. The word is also being used internationally and has now been adopted to the mobility and transport sector. The similarly coined word ‘Verkehrswende’ – best translated to ‘mobility transition’ – relates to the changing mobility behaviour as well as evolving innovative services. Traditionally the planning for both of these transitions has been segregated in separate steps – an understandable attempt to decrease the complexity of the topic. But the need for a stronger integrated planning approach is becoming more obvious. (Canzler 2013) With an increased usage of electric vehicles a frequent planning request is an optimised spatial deployment of charging infrastructure. This usually involves a process not only estimating the demand for recharging but also the type of renewables locally installed and the typical level of network load on the local grid. This context delivers the need for new and innovative methods. The development and deployment of such a tool is part of the current research project ‘ENavi’ which is funded as part of the ‘Copernicus Projects’ by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The authors are currently developing and testing a planning tool for the project addressing the efficiency of combined energy and mobility measures.


Benno Bock has conducted research on new forms of urban mobility at InnoZ since 2009. He gained his educational background at the Transport Systems Planning and Transport Telematics School of the Technical Universtiy of Berlin, receiving his degree with a joint study at the TU Berlin, the ITC (The Netherlands) and CEPT (India) on the usage of remote sensing data for transportation modelling. Starting at InnoZ, he initially conducted research on eCarsharing pilots and large scale tests of inter-modal routing services. During his time at InnoZ, his research methods have shifted from social sciences to data analytics of passively generated data. His research interests now centre on flexible and semi-public transport products such as car-, scooter- and bike-sharing. Major achievements in that context are the development of the first application-oriented transport model for free-floating carsharing, the involvement in the product design of a smartphone-based trip survey and the implementation of a large scale database on shared mobility.