Rotterdam - Energy management system 

Smart meters measuring energy supply/demand of all buildings and public space in the project area in Heart of South will be connected to a building management system to optimise energy use and promote energy efficient behaviour.

Partners: Rotterdam, ENECO, Erasmus University

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Rotterdam - Long-range wireless network   

A Long Range (LoRa)-wireless network, which enables cost effective long range communication using very low power levels, will be installed in the Heart of South area. Sensors will use the LoRa network for communication, thereby enabling smart, Internet of Things (IoT) applications for public lighting and waste management.

Partners: Rotterdam, KPN

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Rotterdam - Smart waste management

Sensors will be installed at waste facilities to measure the filling percentage and indicate when the container has reached its maximum fill level or when it has been emptied. Data will be communicated through the cellular and potentially the LoRa-network (R10) to a centralized management system. In Rotterdam, citywide estimates are that at least 20% less kilometres will be driven.


Partners: Eneco

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Umeå - Intelligent building control and end user involvement

An intelligent and integrated energy management system will be developed to enable continuous monitoring and analysis of a building’s internal energy performance e.g. room temperature and lighting. This will be tested in new apartment buildings and offices, managed by the property management agency Akademiska Hus. With many of the flats occupied mainly by student and guest scientists, who are often away for long periods of time, the potential for energy savings could be large.


Partners: Umeå Energi, Akademiska Hus AB, Umeå University, Västerbotten County Council

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Rotterdam - 3D city operations model

A 3D city operations model is developed to visualise real-time and longitudinal energy-use both for individual buildings and the whole project area in Heart of South. Data will be made publically available through an open-source data platform to stimulate further innovation.

Partners: Rotterdam, KPN, Future Insight

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Umeå - Smart City open-data decision platform   

A smart city data infrastructure will be developed to provide open source data on the city’s energy consumption and production, buildings and technologies, travel patterns, as well as non-technical information such as business models and support processes. Citizens', as well as other potential users, will be allowed access to the data.

Partners: Umeå Kommun

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Glasgow - Smart open-data decision platform   

For Glasgow, a 'Data Based Decision Platform' will be built upon the existing open data platform and Energy App through which users (local authority practitioners, businesses, academics, etc) can run queries to ascertain information in relation to decision making in the city.


Partners: Glasgow City Council

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Rotterdam - Efficient and intelligent street lighting   

Street lighting columns in the Heart of South area in Rotterdam will be fitted with LED lights and modern sensor technology to lower energy demand by adjusting lighting intensities in relation to real-time pedestrian footfall. This will be managed remotely, using the LoRa-network, based on an open ICT protocol.

 Partners: Ballast Nedam, Rotterdam City Council

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Glasgow - Intelligent LED street lights with integrated e-vehicle charging functionality   

Intelligent street lighting, which integrates the EV-charging point into the lighting column, will be installed in the Glasgow project district. This will effectively reduce the amount of street furniture, thereby increasing public space, and provide an opportunity to evaluate EV-batteries as demand-side management assets.


Partners: Glasgow City Council

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Umeå - Implementation of energy demand management technology in a university campus   

An energy demand management system will be installed on the Umeå university campus using multivariate data to track usage e.g. by number of logins to the wireless network and thereby coordinate facilities services to reduce energy consumption.

Partners: Akademiska Hus, Umeå University

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Glasgow - Implementation of energy demand management technology in street lighting   

A smart grid connecting LED street lights in the Glasgow demonstration site will be linked up to a central energy demand management system to reduce the brightness of street lights thus making energy available to other areas where demand is peaking. Connecting other assets, such as municipal e-vehicles to the grid will also be explored.


Partners: Siemens, Glasgow City Council

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Glasgow - Implementation of energy demand management technology in domestic & non-domestic properties

Residential properties in Glasgow will be linked up to a smart grid and a central energy demand management system to build up an overview of the domestic energy scenario and explore ways in which to deliver residents with cheaper tariffs e.g. when renewable generation exceeds demand. The impact of local storage will also be assessed.

Non-residential municipal buildings in Glasgow will be linked up to a smart grid and a central energy demand management system to build up an overview of the buildings energy scenario and optimise energy use. This can provide savings for the buildings in question, and provide resilience to the grid infrastructure, whilst negating the need for very expensive infrastructure upgrades




Partners: Siemens, Glasgow City Council, Wheatley Group

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