By the end of June a new major milestone was reached in Vitoria Gasteiz with the kick off of the new District Heating service deployed in Coronación by SmartEnCity partners.
The SmartEnCity final publication on "The Journey towards Zero Carbon Emissions - A Travel Guide for Cities" is now available for download and will soon be at hand as a printed copy as well. Download your digital copy already now!
On 10 June 2021, the Estonian Smart Cities Club met virtually for the seventh time. Since founding the Club, the membership numbers have grown annually with the latest addition being Haapsalu city from the north-west of Estonia. In addition to Haapsalu, representatives from Tartu, Viljandi, Elva, Pärnu, Võru, Jõhvi and Viimsi and the Läänemaa Foundation also took part. The local project partners, the Tartu Regional Energy Agency (TREA) and the Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) were also present.
The old Khrushchev-era apartment buildings that were renovated in the SmartEnCity project in Tartu have become the most energy-efficient apartment buildings in Estonia – both according to thermal imaging and latest data.
In this edition of the Network Bulletin, you will find news from the Integrated Energy and Climate Plan of Follower City Asenovgrad, on the performance of the new biogas busses in Lighthouse City Tartu from last year and on the new Sustainable and Energy Climate Action Plan of Lighthouse City Tartu. The EU corner is providing an overview of the upcoming events during the summer and early fall– enabling you to SAVE THE DATE now!
On 27 April, SmartEnCity was in the focus of the local event "The renewable energy in the future" and during a "Smart Talk" on 27 April, SmartEnCity representatives gave insights on project activities and results to students and other interested audience
On April 1, the new sustainable climate and energy action plan of Tartu, Tartu Energy 2030, was voted on by the city municipal council and officially accepted.
The establishment of Sonderborg's second biogas plant is underway. The plant is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022 and actively contributes to realising Sonderborg's Roadmap2025 climate ambitions. Nature Energy invests more than DKK 300 million DKK in the plant.
ProjectZero launched the website ‘Become Climate Wise Sonderborg’ where everyone can explore the ProjectZero vision of a CO2-neutral Sonderborg and become informed (wiser) about how Sonderborg municipality plans to reach ZERO in 2029 through joint actions. ?The new website also provides access to the Sonderborg’s City Information Open Platform (CIOP) called SmartCitySonderborg where interested parties can find information about how much electricity, water and heat selected buildings produce and use - in real time - about the municipality's wind turbines, charging stations for electric cars, etc.
ZEROshop is a program launched by ProjectZero and currently holds approx. 190 shops in Sonderborg. The ZEROshops are due to reduce about 1000 tonnes of CO2 by 2025 according to the Roadmap2025 (Sonderborg’s Integrated Energy Plan). All ZEROshops have made investments that have reduced their energy consumption and thus their CO2 emissions. But how encourage shop owners to become part of it?