Smart meter information analysis and actuators
In Barcelona, an innovative “Data Hub”, named Multiservice Concentrator (MSC), allocated in a secondary substation with the aim to serve as a data node, collecting and managing city data. This will allow for increased efficiency in infrastructures thanks to the integration and optimisation of several utilities, e.g. electric, water and heating smart meter infrastructures, and urban and environmental sensors.
Smart traffic signals synchronized to prioritize cleaner vehicles
Traffic lights at two junctions are equipped with signal priority systems to give electric and renewable fuelled delivery trucks operating from a logistics centre a green light faster than others, reducing their travel time. The trucks, which will be operating for the construction consolidation centre that serves the renovation of refurbishments within the GrowSmarter Stockholm Site in Valla Torg and Slakthusområdet, were equipped with a special sensor which can be recognised by the priority systems installed on the traffic lights.
chargeBIG charging infrastructure with 100 charging points
[...] who cannot charge at home
· Realize a large charging infrastructure with old and limited electric grid connection
· Develop a
Energy Management in a Smart Connected Factory
[...] consumption. The goal was to reach the top 10 % most energy-efficient cement factories in the European Union.
Producing clinker is energy-intensive: its electricity consumption averages 85 GWh, with 2500 Tera Joules of energy used for clinker burning. In the past years, Salonit’s energy bills went up to 9 million EUR per year, mainly for electricity. The factory’s production is strictly linked
Webinar - The Integrated...
[...] study. Representatives of the Municipality of Valladolid (Spain), a city leader in the field of electric mobility and energy efficiency, will illustrate how the development of its Sustainable Urban Development
Municipality Fleet Car-Sharing
Reduce pollution and congestion in the city center;
Raise awareness on the green transport alternatives and foster the usage of electric vehicles;
Reduce transportation costs;
Provide proof of viability of the service, at least at organizational level.
Smart Parking in Aachen
Analyzing parking occupancy
Other platforms can now „piggyback“ on our solution to get electricity and internet conenction.
Features can be added dynamically in the future without touching the hardware ever again.
The impact of actions to reduce traffic combustion in cities can directly be verified.
Communal service boxes for sustainable deliveries
It is important to identify physical space for a service box or delivery room early in a renovation project. Such space should be accessible for residents and couriers, but also not compete with other functions (e.g. commercial spaces, cycle garages, laundry rooms etc.). Once the service is launched and operating, it may be possible to add additional functions, such as delivery of refrigerated goods or other services residents demand.
There are regulations concerning the usage of public space in order to operate the transhipment point and the time window in which the service will run. Electric cargo bikes
Sustainable District Cooling Solution that uses residual heat
[...] that use electricity. The new district cooling system that will be installed in ca. 22 pilot buildings will use residual heat for producing water, which will be supplied through the existing district heating [...] heat from cooling.
The district cooling system will use free solar energy from PV panels to cover a part of the cooling system’s energy demand. As such, the use of fossil electric energy for producing hot water with electric boilers will be replaced with residual heat and electricity produced by PV panels. The solution will meet consumer demands for thermal indoor comfort and domestic hot water
Smart building shell refurbishment in Cologne
[...] the electricity and heat production. It is connected with the “virtual power plant” from RheinEnergie on the automation level. The data for the management systems comes from the building devices (through the PLC
Smart city projects share...
[...] spoke on mobility and the work done by the City of Nottingham to implement the largest fleet of electric busses in Europe. Detailed insights on the daily work within the cities have been provided by overall
Distributed Generation - PV system installation
Building integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is the integration of photovoltaics (PV) into the building envelope. The PV module serves the dual function of power generator and replacement of conventional building envelope materials. BIPV systems can provide savings in materials and electricity costs, reduce use of fossil fuels and emission of ozone depleting gases, and add architectural interest to the building. It will have a total capacity of 150 kWe, will produce 240 MWh/year electricity which yields 125454 kgCO2e reduction.
Refurbishment of secondary schools and a public gym into zero-energy
[...] as ‘Zero-Energy-Gym’. This is achieved with the use of solar energy to generate electricity and thermal energy. While the electricity from the Photovoltaic (PV)-System is used for lighting and running the heat pump
Greater Energy Flexibility with Smart Swimming Pool Heating
In 2018 in Denmark, it was seen that almost 44% of the electricity load was covered by the fluctuating and partly unpredictable wind power generation. This substantial penetration of highly-variable wind power often leads to balancing problems. Many coastal areas of Denmark have high capacity for wind power but weak distribution grids, making summer houses a suitable candidate for congestion management services. This pilot set out to assess the extent to which flexibility of summer houses with swimming pools can be exploited to provide ancillary services to the transmission
Energy Management System for the Novo Mesto Municipality
[...] MUNICIPALITY KEY FIGURES: - Consumption of resources: electricity, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, water, heating oil. - Number of facilities: 54 - Metering points: 300 + ENERGY CONSUMPTION: - Total energy consumption: 18.269.000 kWh - Total energy costs:8 MM EUR /year - Electricity:6.930.000 kWh - Water: 83.505 l - Natural gas: 8.250.000 kWh - Heating oil:2.800.000 kWh
Refurbishment of a Rental Social Housing in Vienna
[...] existing district heating stations and the four warm water stations will be renewed to raise up their efficiency. On the roof of block 1 and block 3, PV panels are installed to use the solar-electric-power to sustain the warm water station with separate electric boilers to reduce the usage of the natural gas. The final concept was the result of in total four different feasibility studies done by KWG. That shows [...] on the roof and on the outside walls in view of producing up to 150 kWp solar-electric-power. But there was also the problem with the statics of the building, the system was to heavy, panels on the outside
The NRGcoin concept is motivated by the following issues in the energy sector:
Inadequate subsidies for renewables. Too little subsidies lead to slower integration of renewables, while too high support causes stress on the grid infrastructure.
Risk for policy change. Retroactive changes in support policy undermine the trust of investors and lead to slower adoption of renewables.
Rising electricity prices. Without proper balance of supply and demand, the grid infrastructure needs to be reinforced to handle peak production and consumption.
Neighbourhood oriented concierge system
[...] delivered by the local concierge with an eco-friendly electric cargo bike.The same service can be offered to post goods/parcels.
District Retrofitting in Valladolid
• Reduce heating demand by 40%
• Improve thermal comfort specially during the nights and mornings when heating system is off
• Reduce electrical consumption of common areas lightning up to 80%
• Improve aesthetic appearance of the buildings thanks to the façade insulation and the finishing
• Increase market value of the dwellings
• Engage owners/tenants with the interventions
• Integrate PV panels in the façade of the tower to achieve on-site generation of renewable energies
Smart and efficient Energy Management System for multipurpose building...
[...] ; reliable data transfer.
The solutions included the following steps:
Energy consumption monitoring (electricity, heat, natural gas, water);
Energy efficiency analysis: key energy KPIs indication and control over electrical energy production;
Targeted energy performance analyses: targeting energy consumption quantities and costs, especially focusing on the energy
Integrated ticketing and information system for smart mobility
The aim of this use case is to create a harmonized public transportation authority (PTA) ticketing system that is also compatible with a bike sharing system (BSS). Moreover, this use case seeks to increase open interfaces available to Mobility as a Service (MaaS) operators and to the mobility service providers that want to link their service with public transportation.
In the long run, the goal is to have a wide variety of services linked to the open public transport platform, such as several different bike types and electric vehicles. What’s more, the objective is to make MaaS
Renewable refuelling stations for heavy duty vehicles
[...] In order to replace fossil fuelled vehicles, both electric and sustainable biofuels are necessary. In Sweden the market for alternative fuelled cars is already developed. However, the market for the heavy vehicles, such as distribution trucks, is moving much more slowly.The City of Stockholm recognises that in order to get more heavy vehicles operating on biofuels, filling stations providing biofuels are needed. To push the market, barriers to the adoption of alternative-fuel heavy duty vehicles need to be removed and incentives introduced. A renewable fuelling
Energy efficient refurbishment of tertiary buildings by Barcelona...
Natural lighting through heliostats and tubular skylights.
The 22@ district will be regenerated into a knowledge and innovation area, creating a stimulating atmosphere for R&D units for high tech companies.
48% reduction in heating energy consumption (Library LesCorts)
12% reduction in cooling electricity consumption (Library LesCorts)
84% reduction of CO2 emissions by the heating systems (Ca l´Alier)
Microdistribution of freight in Barcelona
[...] . These are then transferred to electric bicycles and tricycles. The last mile is then performed by drivers from Vanapedal following their established routes. Parking and access regulation do not apply to bicycles
Enabling cycling outside the city centre
In 2008, the City of Madrid adopted its Bicycle Master Plan (2008-2016). The plan boosted the development of a cycling infrastructure network, currently over 300 km, and also led to the implementation of BICIMAD - the city’s electric bike-sharing system. Despite this, cycling levels remain at a very low rate (below 1% of all trips). This is particularly the case for trips to and from the peripheries. A higher perceived accident risk when cycling can explain the latter.
This measure will contribute to reducing overall car trips, decarbonising mobility in Madrid and thereby improving