New SmartEnCity Network Bulletin no 31 released

07 Mar 2022

This Bulletin is inviting you to come to Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz to join the SmartEnCity Final Conference, telling about the success of Vitoria-Gasteiz which was appreciated by an award for the deployment of SmartEnCity project activities, Sonderborg's masterplan2029 and the Danish Network Energibyerne as a good example for replication.

The SmartEnCity project is soon coming to an end after six and a half years journey. We therefore invite you all to join the final SmartEnCity conference on the 14th and 15th of June 2022 in Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. More details including draft agenda, practical information, etc, will soon be released. Please “Save the date” and we will make sure to update you soon with the new information.

Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz has reached a milestone saving 1 tonne CO2 emissions by using electric bikes instead of fossil-based transportation and proved that green transport can indeed help cities on their decarbonisation journey. Vitoria-Gasteiz was also awarded with the Quality Innovation Award 2021 for its role as Delegated Promoter in the SmartEnCity development in the city.

Lighthouse City Sonderborg has approved its Masterplan2029 which has consolidated how the city will achieve its zero-carbon goal by 2029 in the most economic way. Sonderborg’s housing associations which are a part of the SmartEnCity project have completed their energy retrofit projects, the implementation of rooftop PVs and battery storage solutions thus saving enormous amount of money for their residents.

Finally, the leaders of the national based SmartEnCity Network (Energibyerne) in Denmark have started discussions with the three leading Danish green islands with the idea of replicating the Energibyerne learnings focused on the barriers, challenges, and opportunities that islands have regarding the energy transition.

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