The final prototype of the vehicle, which was presented last week on Tuesday, 14 July at an official ceremony with the city´s mayor and representatives from the provincial and regional governments, will be tested without passengers during the coming months on the route of Line 2 of TUVISA (the city´s public bus company), where it will enter into service in mid 2021. Apart from the first convoy, the two pantographs that will allow to re-charge batteries at the two Line extremes were also installed.
During the last weeks, SmartEnCity’s Lighthouse City Vitoria Gasteiz took part in several workshops from different European projects with the aim of sharing its experience and helping these projects to achieve their objectives by learning from SmartEnCity.
Another major milestone reached in Lighthouse City Vitoria Gasteiz: July 2020 has been the kick off month for the District Heating Network construction works. With this actuation, citizens and district neighbours can finally see, how the ambitious plans for the new infrastructure become real.
SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz has welcomed representatives of the H2020 projects SMARTENCITY, OPENGELA and AGREE and invited to a virtual study tour which you can follow on YouTube.
How is the Danish national SmartEnCity Network proceeding? How are the activities affected by the pandemic situation?
This new edition is telling you about the latest activities of our Lighthouse Cities Tartu and Sonderborg as well as of the Danish SmartEnCity Network plus a recap of the latest lesson "City Analysis and Diagnosis" of our SmartEnCity Academy plus much more interesting news on SmartEnCity project.
Starting from the results generated within SmartEnCity project, Vitoria-Gasteiz is now developing a foresight exercise as a part of Municipality’s Integrated Energy Transition Action Plan 2030 (PATEI 2030 in Spanish), as a mid-way checkpoint towards City’s carbon neutrality strategy to be achieved in 2050.
Our 3rd lesson "Where are we now? City Analysis and Diagnoses" was taking place last week on 04 June with a presentation of the Covenant of Mayors from Alis Daniela Torres, Climate Action and Smart Cities - Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Expert as well as an introduction of SmartEnCity's Energy Balance Tool and practical insights of Lighthouse City Sonderborg and Follower City Asenovgrad.
During the last months, VISESA in collaboration with the inhabitants of the first retrofitted building, has gone through a co-creation process to achieve a shared draft for the forthcoming mural painting at Eulogio Serdán 4 early adopter’s building.
Tartu’s first virtual smart home training exceeded all expectations. The current health crisis has forced the Tartu team of the SmartEnCity project to adapt new demands and conditions in order to reach as much as possible residents. As a result, on the evening of May 27th, the first virtual smart home training took place.