Part 4 of this series is focusing on stakeholder engagement. The energy system transition is a multi-criteria complex situation and the complexity of the energy system transition needs to be understood. Therefore, stakeholders are a central component in Integrated Energy Planning.
The five Estonian municipalities who participated in the first meeting of the Estonian Smart City Network in Tartu on September 13 agreed that cooperation and experience trading are most important in striving towards energy savings and becoming a smart city.
The September edition of the SmartEnCity Network Bulletin has just been released. Have a look and find out about the latest network activities....
SmartEnCity has published their first 6 page flyer with information about our three Lighthouse Cities, our two Follower Cities, the SmartEnCity Network, and much more. Have a look!
In line with Tartu’s previous actions, Tartu is continuing its efforts of putting its vision of smart public transport into reality: In addition to the implementation of a new e-bike sharing system, the installation of one further electric car rental point and a new energy-efficient bus service based on 64 new buses fueled with methane gas, a new electric bus is operating free of charge between train station and city centre.
Big Success for Lighthouse City Sonderborg! Its zero carbon ambition is recognised worldwide and has now been awarded with the “Industry Innovation Award”. The ceremony took place at the Euro-China Green and Smart City Award Summit 2018 beginning of September in the Chinese City Ningbo, which is just south of Shanghai.
The SmartEnCity Network has published it's third newsletter. Since June, the 'Bulletin" will appear on a monthly basis and provide information on smart energy transition of cities plus news from the network members. Potential Follower Cities as well as other interested people will receive tailor-made information, ready to be replicated.
One of the main processes behind the CO2 neutrality goal of Sonderborg is creating the integrated energy plan (also referred to as “strategic energy plan”) which uses integrated approaches combining many aspects, sectors, stakeholders in it.
Smart renovations in Tartu can go on! Financing has been secured for three more hrustsovka buildings
Tartu City Government has confirmed the investment in three further pilot area building associations that are participating in the SmartEnCity project. For the houses Pepleri 3, Turu 9 and Tähe 2, the necessary financing has been guaranteed. Up to now and including the 3 new houses, six pilot area buildings receive funding within the SmartEnCity project
In the last week of July, a Canadian Delegation from the City of Windsor (Ontario) visited Vitoria Gasteiz within the framework of a Learning Exchange from the City-to-City Cooperation programme of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC).