WP2 – Project initiation
Knowledge in the areas of energy efficiency and smartification is rapidly evolving. It is important to incorporate the knowledge on the latest state of the art in each of the 3 areas (buildings, district heating/cooling and smart grids) with special attention to the synergy between those.
Key innovations for smart cities :
Social housing retrofitting in Grenoble : Mistral program
Retrofitting of Airey in Amsterdam
Housing retrofitting in Grenoble : MURMUR 2 Programme
- District heating and cooling
Cooling and heating from public infrastructures in the pharmaceutical industry
Houthavens : comfort cooling
Cooling supply from public drinking water infrastructure
Phase change material heat storage for district heating
Advanced control for smart heating grid, Grenoble
Collective drainage network : heating and cooling by groundwater pumping
- Smart grids
Smart grid Grenoble and Vivacité tool
Vehicle to grid
End 2 End smartification and control development
Virtual power plant
Interoperable system for sustainable city residence area
PV storage solutions, self consumption and new business models
D. 2.2 – Collected information on state of the art during project duration
- Building integrated PV panels
- City bus electrification supported by PV
- Fuel cell micro CHP
- Home battery systems
- Hybrid heat pump
- Hybrid solar PV
- Shower heat exchangers
- Small scale wind
- Smart electric thermal storage systems
- Smart home appliances
- Smart hydro-power plants (micro and mini)
- Smart thermostats
The objective is to develop a structure to connect innovative companies and start-ups to the City-zen project to support them and provide them a reflection group. In line with the Smart Cities and Communities program as organized by the European Commission City-Zen is an open project where SME’s in special can be serviced to test and develop new products and services. To do so they are support via an online network (via the website, see task 9), but we will also develop a methodology using challenges and workshops to gather new ideas for existing challenges and bring them to practice. The dialogue between large infrastructural organizations, governments and solution providers is at the very heart of this task.
The aim is to achieve:
- Online environment for matchmaking idea generation
- Methodology for involving innovative companies in large scale projects
- Open Living Labs for development and testing
The information of the previous search for innovative technologies will serve as input, where a selection of the collected technologies will be relevant for the demonstrations in WP5 and WP6.
This report serves several objectives :
- It summarizes how the start of the project developed,
- It reviews whether new knowledge was acquired between proposal submission and the start of the project, in order to redirect solutions in cases where this would be needed,
- It triggers recognition by the partners of mutual dependencies and collaboration benefits,
- To reflect on deliverables and planning as well as task descriptions in order to make the descriptions up to date with current insights.
WP3 – Technology intergation : development of innovative technologies that combine smart grid, building and heating/cooling aspects
D.3.11 – Report on development of E2E smartification and control
Alliander helps customers to make the right energy choices. Both for themselves and for the entire energy system. So that everyone has equal access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy. Insight into power flows and voltage profiles on all grid levels (including low voltage) is essential for the transition to data-driven decision making. To achieve this insight, Alliander’s digitization strategy is to combine measurement data with network modelling.
Primary Alliander goal for the task End 2 End Smartification is to meet (future) customer needs in energy supply during and after energy transition, all new applications included.
Main interest is to gain insight in alternatives for grid reinforcement:
- service levels for the alternative service(s);
- costs of the alternative service(s;
- ancillary services / functions to be provided by the distribution grid operator for own use or for the purpose of third parties.
The solution may be found in controlling and technically stretching the available grid capacity, as well as providing incentives to stretch demand/supply management with customers. It is this line of thinking that forms the foundation for the design of End 2 End Smartification.
For more information please contact Hans Rienks at Alliander hans.rienks@Alliander.com
WP7 – Technical monitoring and evaluation
This report is the general plan for the technical monitoring activities within the City- zen project. It has been agreed to develop a common monitoring strategy in Grenoble and Amsterdam at the start of the project. This enhances the usefulness of the results as they can be compared and cross checked. The common monitoring strategy will also cover definitions and terminologies that will be used during monitoring process. Monitoring is focused on technical data as well as process integration and improvement.
WP8 – City-zen
The main objective of the social monitoring plan is to provide a common basis for socio- economic monitoring of the City-zen projects in the category “buildings”, enabling comparison between, and replication of, the projects.
Ultimately, the objectives of the socio-economic monitoring are:
- To determine the socio-economic impact of City-zen and thereby provide recommendations for policy development, efficient dissemination of project achievements to other communities nearby or other places in Europe.
- To motivate and empower the citizens of the demonstration communities of Amsterdam and Grenoble for a long-term energy saving.