Presentations

Challenges in Energy Management for Smart Cities

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:00 to 10:20
Hub sessions - Intelligent Buildings Europe - Project Offering, Best Practices

Stream location

Theatre IBE

Introduction

"Energy management is one of the most demanding issue within such urban centres owing to the complexity of the energy systems and their vital role. Therefore, significant attention and effort need to be dedicated to this problem"

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Speakers

Diego Calandrino
Head of Energy Management Department

Description

  • Energy Management in Genoa Smart City
  • Main hurdles: stakeholder management, regulation barriers & cultural change in the procurement process
  • Energy Sustainability and conservation of historic building heritage

"A smart city is a sustainable and efficient urban centre that provides a high quality of life to its inhabitants through optimal management of its resources. Energy management is one of the most demanding issues within such urban centres owing to the complexity of the energy systems and their vital role. Therefore, significant attention and effort need to be dedicated to this problem. Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreements and energy policy planning are the major tools commonly used to implement the energy efficiency measures and smart solutions of policy objectives, as well as to act the best ways of shifting from current cities to smarter ones. This contribution reviews energy-related work on planning and operation models within the smart city of Genoa by classifying their scope into four main work areas: 1) monitoring consumption and Energy Supply Contracts management; 2) Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) and energy policy’s objectives monitoring; 3) energy efficiency measures for the public assets and Energy Service Contract management; 4) research for funding and investment strategies on the public assets. Main hurdles to the impelmatione of the urban energy actions integrating more than one work area are also reviewed, outlining their limitations, existing trends and challenges, and some relevant applications. Lastly, the challenge for developing an adequate energy model for the most historic buildings of Genoa is presented along with some additional final recommendations"

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