This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programm under grant agreement N° 691735.
REPLICATE – REnaissance of PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And TEchnologies – is a European research and development project that aims to deploy integrated energy, mobility and ICT solutions in city districts.
There are three lead cities (called Smart City ‘Lighthouses’), which include San Sebastian in Spain, Florence in Italy and Bristol in Great Britain. There are also a number of other ‘follower’ cities that will look into replicating interventions in their cities including Essen (Germany), Nilüfer (Turkey) and Lausanne (Switzerland). In addition to this, there are also a number of ‘observer’ cities, such as, Guangzhou (China) and Bogota (Colombia), as well as international networks who will take part in learning and dissemination of results. The project has a Consortium that consists of 38 partners.
REPLICATE team is working to accelerate the deployment of innovative technologies, organisational and economic solutions to significantly increase resource and energy efficiency, improve the sustainability of urban transport, and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas. Therefore, the project aims to enhance the transition process to a smart city in three areas:
Saving energy consumption
– Up to 56% in relation to existing situation in building retrofitting.
– Up to 35% in District Heating.
Integrating sustainable EVs, recharging systems and Information Mobility System
– More than 200 EV units.
– 228 charging points.
3.INTEGRATED ICT INFRASTRUCTURES
Developing new sustainable and cost-effective services to citizens providing integrated infrastructures that improve efficiencies in the use of local public resources and the delivery of Public Services:
– New ICT model based on FI-WARE and Open Data Management.
– New intelligent lighting system based on new LED technology.
– High speed mobile wireless network based on postWIMAX technology.