Peer to Peer Energy Trading
The goal of peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading is to make renewable energy more accessible, while empowering consumers to make better use of their energy resources. It works by creating an online marketplace where prosumers who produce their own electricity through distributed energy resources (also called self-consumers) and consumers can trade electricity at an agreed upon price. P2P trading helps the grid by lowering reserve requirements, providing ancillary services, and reducing peak demand, while also saving citizens money on their electric bills. Trading power locally eliminates most transmission costs and allows prosumers to sell energy at a greater profit than if it were sold back to the grid, as is currently the standard. By limiting utility involvement in transactions, P2P models enable buyers to save costs and sellers to make greater profit. They also empower customers to choose where their electricity is sourced from. Problems to be solved Growing energy consumption High cost of energy High transmission and infrastructure costs Rising demand for renewables Limited energy access to consumers in mini-grid set-ups
Municipal Energy Saving Systems
For over a decade, European municipalities have been establishing initiatives, strategies and action plans to increase the energy efficiency of private and communal infrastructure. Municipalities of EU member states, enforced by the EU Directive on energy efficiency, must collaboratively work to ensure that by 2020 and 2030, an energy efficiency of 20% and of 32.5% are met, respectively. Initiatives, such as the Covenant of Mayors, have been launched to foster commitment towards energy and climate targets. Signatories voluntarily agreed to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. To achieve this, participating municipalities drafted and submitted a Sustainability Energy Action Plan (SEAP), defining their energy saving and climate measures. More than 6000 municipalities have developed and approved a SEAP since 2008; however, when compared to the total number of municipalities across Europe, it proves that there is still a long way to go. It has been identified that a municipality's building stock represents the single largest potential for energy savings. It is also expected that more than two-thirds of the world population will live in urban areas by 2050. Therefore, this solution aims to ease the conception and implementation of municipal energy saving measures. Problems to be solved Fossil fuel consumption Carbon emissions Detrimental urban air quality Wasted energy Unreliable energy supply Low energy monitoring
EV Charging stations in Valladolid
The public charging infrastructure deployed in the city of Valladolid is made up of 19 charging points at 7,4 Kw, 4 semi-fast charging points (22 Kw) and 1 quick charging point (50 Kw). IBERDROLA manages it through an agreement with the municipality in the framework of REMOURBAN project.
Waste heat recovery from sewage water
The projects entails the installation of a heat exchanger and water-to-water heat pumps that will recover the heat from sewage water in order to improve the efficiency of gas fired heaters in schools
Low Temperature District Heating (LTDH) and Smart Controllers
Developing an efficient low temperature heating system out of the returning flow of a high temperature heat network.
Onboard Contactless Ticketing
The city of Tallinn has introduced a smart solution for public transportation payment-as-you-go with EMV cards to quicken and facilitate its ticketing.
City Information Platform
The City Information Platform of Valladolid will be the system in charge of collecting, tracking and processing the whole set of variables being monitored to fulfil the requirements of the REMOURBAN plan and will assess the effectiveness of the interventions carried out
Real-Time Energy Map, Nottingham
The energy maps in real time REMOURBAN solution represent the ability of the citizens to visualise the energy consumption of the controlled region in real time.
Municipality Fleet Car-Sharing
Deployment of a fleet of EV shared among the municipality staff, monitored and managed remotely through a web interface and installed on-board equipment.
Intelligent Street Lighting
This project is a key part of Aberdeen's digital transformation. The City COuncil has invested in a £9.7 million seven-year rolling programme of replacing the old inefficient and expensive street lighting with more efficient and cost-effective LED lighting.
Demand Management - Transport
There are three Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) of which the city centre is of most concern due to a higher number of pollution exceedances. A Strategic Car Parking Review was undertaken during 2017 and 2018 which essentially formed a baseline of car parking in the city centre.
Enhanced wayfinding provision would assist in delivering economic benefits, such as those sought within the Regional Economic Strategy, by encouraging those on foot to explore, linger and engage with the city centre beyond the demands of their immediate schedule.
City Network Extension
Aberdeen City Council invested £2million in the connection of 57 Aberdeen City Council schools, buildings and community centres through what is known as the City Region Deal Digital strand of work.
SCORE: Smart Cities + Open Data Re-Use
The aim of the SCORE project was to create open access to key watercourse and rainfall data across a number of sites in the city. With the increase in high intensity rainfall events Aberdeen needs to create greater resilience and adaption measures.
Big Belly Bins
The 'Big Belly Bins' are fitted with waste compactors which ensure they need emptied less often than standard designs. The innovative bins have proved to need emptying 7 times less than standard bin designs. They use wireless technology to alert authorities when they are full.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan - Aberdeen
Aberdeen is undergoing a series of major transformative projects. Work is therefore underway to identify the measures required to ‘lock in’ the benefits of the new bypass and transform the urban core into a much more pleasant place to visit and spend time in.
Counting Mask Wearers on Swiss Transport with AI
Cameras placed at strategic points at train stations in Swiss Cities used Artificial Intelligence to assess how many people wore hygiene masks. The software evaluated on site whether masks were worn by commuters. The analysis was done before and after mask regulations were implemented.