POCITYF leads the way to a better use and distribution of energy within smart cities

13 Dec 2022 — Read our factsheets from Evora to find out which tools we are developing to help cultural heritage cities become smart cities!

Historical cities have many regulations which ensure their protection. Unfortunately, this might often turn into an obstacle for technological innovations and, consequently, makes energy management and green mobility within cultural heritage cities more complicated.

One of POCITYF’s goals is to develop specific solutions and tools for historical buildings in order to reduce their consumption of energy and to distribute it within the district. These solutions preserve the aesthetics of the building and, at the same time, make it more efficient.

In collaboration with technical partners, we have developed some factsheets which present the solutions that are being developed in POCITYF in our Lighthouse city, Evora. We have grouped them into 4 ETT (energy transition tracks): Positive Energy Buildings and Districts, P2P Energy Storage and management, E-mobility integration into smart grid, and citizen driven co-creation.

Positive Energy Buildings and Districts

Some solutions are under development to save energy and to increase the use of renewable energy within buildings and districts:

  • Bidirectional inverters,
  • Energy routers,
  • 2nd life batteries,
  • PV canopy, etc.
Discover the others and how they work, click here!


P2P Energy Storage and management

Self-consumption will be maximised and the grid stress will be reduced thanks to:

  • P2P energy trading platforms,
  • Flexibility control algorithms,
  • Market oriented building flexibility services etc.
Discover the others and how they work, click here!


E-mobility integration into smart grid

Thanks to the adoption of solutions from ETT#1 and ETT#2, not only will the decarbonisation of mobility sector be promoted, but also citizens’ mobility costs will be reduced.

Intelligent control algorithms and bidirectional smart inverters are being developed.

Discover how they work, click here!


Citizen driven co-creation

To make these improvements, the public needs to be involved. People are participating in co-creation processes and being empowered as prosumers through the following methods:
  • Tourist app,
  • Citizens portal,
  • Gamification platform, etc.
Discover the others and how they work, click here!

These are only some of the tools that are going to be developed and used in Lighthouse and Fellow Cities.
Stay tuned to find out more!

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