Big plans require big efforts: Inter-institutional collaboration fosters the construction of BEI's (Smart Electric Bus) Functional Charging Unit. The works to build the Functional Charging Unit will mean an investment of 5.6 million, which only could be afforded in collaboration by several institutions.
Read the new Network Bulletin and find out about the national based Italian SmartEnCity Network and its ambitious goals. Also, say hello to Gabrovo, Bulgaria, the youngest Network member and learn about the latest activities of our Lighthouse Cities.
Raimond Tamm, Project Coordinator of Lighthouse City Tartu is giving his point of view upon the current state of public transportation in Lighthouse City Tartu: "The Tartu bus transport network is not ideal and there are still many tasks and obstacles to be tackled by the city government."
Lightouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz: The District Heating for Coronation neighbourhood has been finally awarded.
In a second attempt, public spaces were redesigned to locate the generation plant and heat distribution network reducing implementation costs and making the public tender more attractive to potential bidders.
The SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition: An Online Training Course for Cities, Municipalities and Smart Decision Making
The Smart City project SmartEnCity invites you to participate in "The SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition”, an online training course for cities and smart decision making. Join us in 2020 on a series of four online training courses to learn from the experiences of the SmartEnCity project partners and cities as well as selected external professionals from the field.
New Year – new attempt! With all one’s strength, Coronación demo district is moving forward and several actions are happening at the same time.
SmartEnCity project in Lighthouse City Tartu is not only about converting old Soviet era apartment buildings into modern energy efficient dwellings – “from hrustsovka to smartovka!” – but also to make them smart in every sense of the word: each retrofitted apartment in the Tartu pilot area has been or will be equipped with a smart home system and various sensors which allow controlling the internal climate of the apartment as well as monitoring energy consumption.
The Network Bulletin no.17 is offering details on the SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition, an online training course for cities and decision makers, consisting of 4 lessons (all happening in 2020) and coming up in a new, interactive format. Find his and more info about a new Network member as well as the efforts of our Lighthouse Cities in our latest edition. Happy New Year and enjoy reading!
On 4 December 2019, nearly 80 pilot area residents gathered in Tartu for another pilot area information event. As the holidays are just around the corner, participants were served (non-alcoholic) mulled wine and gingerbread in addition to pastries and snacks, to help everyone to get in the holiday spirit.
On 10 December, the EU Energy Day at COP25 is taking place in Madrid, Spain. The Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse project SmartEnCity will be represented by its Project Coordinator Francisco Rodríguez Pérez-Curiel from Tecnalia as part of the thematic session on "Accelerating Innovation for the European Green Deal”.