2017 OVERVIEW: BRISTOL PILOT


2017

Newsletter Bristol Replicate 2017

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ENERGY

Building retrofitting Bristol 2017

Building Retrofitting

Bristol will contract works to the Bristol Energy Company in the retrofitting of 240 residential buildings (20,300m2) in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership are. Bristol Energy already administers the City-wide Warm Up Bristol retrofitting programme and so the clocal existing supply chain can be utilised.

Completed Tasks

  • One offer to participants agreed for smart homes and retrofit.
  • Installed measures, pricing and the methodology has been agreed.

0% interest financing agreed for low income households.

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Engagement strategy agreed – Community Engagement Group contracted

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On target for completion M36

Challenges and Learning

Review based on changing subsidies

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Moved to M36 to align due to review delay and to align with other deliverables

District Heating

Completed Tasks

Awaiting amendment request outcome. New energy centre enabled connecting to new (bio)gas CHP. Some preliminary survey works have proceeded at risk. Link to energy demand management system initially scoped.

Challenges and Learning

Amendment requested

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National policy changes making the original location no longer viable

Smart Grid

Report and modelling into city wide aggregation by UWE (related to business model). Analysis of existing data sets (informing design). Requirements for the system developed (particularly its relation to smart homes). Began establishing the high-level requirements for EV charge optimisation, overall system architecture options and operational parameters.

Challenges and Learning

Being clear to the customer

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Need to understand potential in future (i.e. residential) and impact of new technology

Energy Bristol Newsletter 2017

Renewable Energies

Target properties identified and potential community energy group delivery partner engaged. Link to energy demand management system initially scoped. Potential opportunity to include battery storage and municipal investment also.

Challenges and Learning

Negotiations sometime complex

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Dependant on building owner’s goodwill

MOBILITY

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E-cars and E-bikes

Trial deployment: Five e-bikes (Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service) deployed. Developing fuctionality of placing e-bikes onto Co-wheels’ online booking system. Trial deployment: One EV car club car. Other car club bay locations identified. Working with UWE and University of Bristol on the monitoring of cars and bikes.

Challenges and Learning

E-bike demand is not as great in the area

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Bay installation is a long legal process

EV Minibus

Exploration of demand for services in the project area. Community engagement: Esoterix & UWE are surveying jobseekers at local Job Centres to determine their transpor needs. Identification of suppliers and costs for EV minibus. Services due to go live by April 2018. Draft business model developed and under discussion.

Challenges and Learning

Working with community ensures tailored service and buy-in

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EV van not available in the United Kingdom yet

Transport Infrastructure Adaptation

Delivery partner agreed. Quality assurances process complete for initial on-street charge point deployments. EV car club bays, initial site selection and design. First 3 pilot car club bays due for install by January 2018, upgrading existing car club bays with electric charge points. Proposed locations are Counterslip, Brunswick Square, and Stuart Street.

Challenges and Learning

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Good quality assurance process is vital for sustainability

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Mobility Bristol Newsletter 2017

Journey Planner Development

Initial algorithm has been developed to successfully calculate multi-modal journeys. Commenced work on the YO!Bike API integration and related GIS work. User testing is complete. Enhanced journey planner waiting to go live.

Challenges and Learning

Interventions are in pre-commercial stage

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Focussed on TravelWest upgrade initially

Mobility Bristol Newsletter 2017

Parking App

2 prototype app versions developed. 2 trails completed. 2 papers published at leading conferences. Several public presentations & talks to senior Toshiba stakeholders in Japan. Ethics committee approval for a trial at UWE obtained.

Challenges and Learning

First algorith, used too much bandwidth

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Critical mass needed for success

Sensors Deployed on Intelligent Public Lighting

Ongoing consultation between KWMC and the University of Bristol around the integration on sensors on lampposts (Array of Things) and Citizen Sensing (CS). Research with Data Unity around open standards. Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing – ‘Damp Busters’ (the initial sensor trial) completed and partnerships sought and developed for the next stage. Integration with Humble Lamppost initiative.

Challenges and Learning

Has been tailored to more open innovation

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Delay in Array of Things project in US meant that Damp Busters was the initial trial

Sensors Deployed on Intelligent Public Lighting

Ongoing consultation between KWMC and the University of Bristol around the integration on sensors on lampposts (Array of Things) and Citizen Sensing (CS). Research with Data Unity around open standards. Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing – ‘Damp Busters’ (the initial sensor trial) completed and partnerships sought and developed for the next stage. Integration with Humble Lamppost initiative.

Challenges and Learning

Has been tailored to more open innovation

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Delay in Array of Things project in US meant that Damp Busters was the initial trial

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ICT & INFRASTRUCTURE

ICT Bristol Replicate Newsletter 2017

Integration of Demostration IT Systems with ICT Smart City Platform Concept

During this sub-task, the demonstrated IT systems in Bristol will be integrated with the ICT Smart City Platform concept. This will involve a large number of actions that will include from the deployment of the infrastructure (BIO) to the demonstration/integration of the Smart City Platform with different ICT services.

Completed Tasks

Architecture design produced. Testing and proof of concept of FIWARE IoT platform. Integration of BIO infrastructure with FIWARE platform. Integrating FIWARE with software defined nerworking through OpenDayLight and application of provisioning and monitoring devices. Integrating FIWARE with NetOS in progress with Zeetta Networks.

Development of services that improve municipal management for the Smart City Platform. The structure is defined and services that currently are being deployed: Mobility Smart Platform and Citizen Participation Platform.

CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

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Citizen Involvement and Engagement

Completed Tasks

  • The Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing published.
  • Engagement plan agreed.
  • Project stakeholder mapping and building stakeholder relationships.
  • Supporting partners with engagement and recruitment, including developing plan with mobility partners for co-design of services and apps.
  • Series of local events including two large dedicated community events.
  • Bristol City Council commissioned Open Data Institute recommendations report.

Challenges and Learning

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Dealing with local politics

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Local Impact Research

Completed Tasks

  • Process evaluation started; all partners and key stakeholders interviewed.
  • Draft report on Citizen Sensing phase 1 complete.
  • Drafted evaluation frameworks for interventions.
  • Bristol City Council drafted pilot measurement strategy with partners.>/li>
  • Planning data collection activities.
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