Thematic booklet on Smart Electricity and e-Mobility

RUGGEDISED partners have implemented a number of smart mobility solutions and evaluated the “dos and don’ts” for others’ benefit. This factsheet booklet is one of four in a series that focuses on particular aspects of the smart city approach and how to tackle common challenges faced by cities and communities across Europe.

Find the individual smart solutions below or read the Implementation Reports from the Lighthouses Cities to have the full city overview. Read the booklet here.































Rotterdam - Smart charging parking lots   

Up to 25 smart-charging points for electric vehicles (EV) will be installed in parking lots in the Heart of South project area to enable a two-way energy flow in which vehicles not only draw from the grid, but also store and feed energy back to it. In this way, power can flow from the grid to electric vehicles (EVs) and from EVs to the grid, with utilities effectively harnessing EV batteries as a robust source of distributed generation.


Partners: Ballast Nedam, ENECO

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Umeå - EV-charging infrastructure hub

The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions in the city of Umeå by involving students, personnel and people in the implementation area, to be more aware of their impact. With a new facility installed in the building including solar panels and battery storage, a new charging hub is tested. The electricity generated by the solar panels can be used for electric bikes, cars or to relieve the power grid.

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

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Glasgow - Surplus power storage in EV charging hub

A technical evaluation looking at the potential to store surplus electricity from the neighbouring TCB energy centre, and how this impacts energy generation priorities and load profiles, will inform a business model which considers how energy resale from batteries to other local organisations in Glasgow could be achieved within the regulatory framework.


Partners: Siemens, Transport Scotland, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow City Council

Glasgow - Innovative connection to renewables and storage   

As well as a physical, direct connection, an innovative virtual connection between the renewable energy produced by the roof ducted wind turbines (G4) and storage will be explored, which will explore the use of netting-off generation against consumption in assets owned by Glasgow City Council.

Partners: Siemens, Transport Scotland, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 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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Rotterdam - Optimising the e-bus fleet

Large-scale deployment of up to 55 zero emission e-buses in Rotterdam, alongside real-time planning software managing the new logistical operations needed for this bus model, will be tested and developed. Simulation models used by the Erasmus University Rotterdam is used to optimise the software infrastructure and explore the effect on the city infrastructure.

 Partners: City of Rotterdam, RET, ENECO, Erasmus University

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Umeå - Energy optimised electric BRT-station   

Umeå municipality is building a climate-friendly bus stop, a so-called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Stop. This bus stop is meant to act as an innovative symbol for the smart University District. The BRT Stop will be designed as a part of a smart city where technology, people and the environment interact with each other to reduce the city’s environmental impact and its carbon dioxide emissions.


Partners: Umeå Kommun

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Glasgow - EV-charging hub battery storage in car parks   

An electric vehicle (EV) charging hub will be installed in the Duke Street multi-story car park. When demand for charging is low, the power generated locally by the solar canopies (see G4) will be stored in batteries for later use. The aim is to minimise the amount of energy being fed back into the local electricity grid and ensure that power generated locally is either consumed immediately or stored locally for consumption when demand is high or local generation is low.


Partners: Glasgow City Council, Siemens, Transport Scotland

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Rotterdam - RES generation and storage for mobility   

New renewable energy sources (RES) will be developed to boost the electricity grid and meet the energy demand of the growing electric-bus fleet in Rotterdam. This includes installation of solar panels on roof space close to the bus station to deliver energy off-grid to battery storage at the bus station via a DC-cable.


Partners: City of Rotterdam, RET, ENECO, Erasmus University

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Glasgow - Optimisation of the integration of near-site RES   

Renewable energy sources (RES) will be installed on the roof of the multi-story car park on Duke Street. By locating these energy sources close to the load that they serve, as e-mobility charging hubs, effectively bypassing the distribution network, reducing costs to enter the network, and make good use of space that would be otherwise unused.


Partners: Glasgow City Council, Siemens, SPEN

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Umeå - Flexible Green Parking Pay-Off

A new business model for energy efficient land use in Umeå will be developed. It will aim at the reduction of demand for car parking spaces and directing developer investments away from parking, towards sustainable mobility solutions (car sharing, e-buses, cycling etc), thus reducing the climate impact and overall energy use.

Partners: Upab, Umeå Kommun, Akademiska Hus

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