News

24 Jul 2019

SEC Network Bulletin July 2019

This edition of the Network Bulletin looks into the story of one of the latest city members of the SmartEnCity Network – the city of Valga, Estonia. Learn about the participation of the Danish national SmartEnCity Network (The Energy Cities) at the yearly event – Folkemodet (People’s Political Festival) in Bornholm, Denmark!

24 Jul 2019

First ultra-fast EV charging point of the Iberian Peninsula opened in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Not part of SmartEnCity Project but breaking news: SmartEnCity Project Partner IBIL (EVE) has installed the first ultra-fast charging point for electric vehicles in southern Europe. Located on the beltway of Vitoria-Gasteiz (N-I highway in Lopidana), the facility can recharge the battery of any compatible EV in five to ten minutes, similar to the time used in a conventional refuelling.

10 Jul 2019

“Three Maidens” have moved into the pilot area of Lighthouse City Tartu

In the end of June, the Tartu pilot area received its fourth artwork on the Tiigi 21 building, entitled “Three Maidens”. According to the author of the artwork, local Estonian artist Huupi, the artwork was inspired by a mural created in 1970 by the legendary Estonian artist Elmar Kits. “It took me a while to find the right artist and painting,” Huupi said. “I went through a lot of sketches before I found “Three Maidens” by Elmar Kits. It inspired me immediately and I could see how I can use my own creative style in recreating it.”

10 Jul 2019

Tartu welcomes its new biogas buses and route network

On July 1, the new public transport route network along with a fleet of new environmentally friendly biogas buses was launched in Tartu. The new route network reduced the number of bus lines down to 13 and added two night buses. The route network will be serviced by 64 brand new gas buses that have A/C, low floors for better access and new validators. These allow passengers to purchase tickets with their contactless bank cards as well.

09 Jul 2019

Retrofitted apartments in Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz are ready for monitoring

The deployment of necessary ICT Infrastructure is taking up pace. In connection with the building retrofitting process in Coronacion, the Vitoria-Gasteiz demo area, the deployment of the necessary ICT infrastructure for the monitoring of energy consumption and comfort conditions of the households is speeding up.

17 Jun 2019

Tartu’s Energy Plan 2030+ is taking shape

The first draft of the Tartu Energy 2030+ Plan (Tartu SECAP) is ready. On June 12, Tartu Regional Energy Agency and Tartu City presented the first strategy draft of the new Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan of Tartu named Tartu Energy 2030+.

13 Jun 2019

Annual summer information event for SmartEnCity pilot area in Tartu

On May 29, Lighthouse City Tartu was having its annual summer event. Again, this event was packed with useful information for the residents of the SmartEnCity pilot area. The meeting was focusing on the rights and claims of apartment owners and the obligations coming along with the maintenance of the new smart houses. Additionally, the new electric bikes and the bike sharing system of Tartu were introduced and the newly appointed Tartu smart city ambassadors acknowledged.