“Smarter is Cleaner” policy session succeeded at Sustainable Energy Week


Fomento San Sebastián, representing Replicate project, presented a District Heating solution and Demand Side Platform within the “Smarter is Cleaner” session in cooperation among SCC Projects

Replicate Energy WeekNine projects representing a total of 27 lighthouse cities and 30 follower cities joined yesterday the “Smarter is Cleaner” – lessons learnt from nine smart city projects – session.

The session was focused on the replication potential of the energy-related smart solutions being implemented in lighthouse cities. This joint event aimed to equip other cities with the know-how to replicate the processes and technological solutions already developed.

The session looked more closely at smart solutions along three topics: smart grids, smart electric storage and industrial and civic prosumers – consumers who produce their own energy.

The cities involved in the session were:

  • San Sebastián -representing Replicate project- and Nottingham –RemoUrban project– presented their solutions related to smart electric storage. After these two presentations, Essen, one of the Replicate´s project following cities and Sonderborg –SmartEnCity project– took part in the panel discussion.

The District Heating Solution and Demand Side Platform presentation from San Sebastián was a success. One of the main conclusions was to remark the importance of having an Integrated Management Process in any project.

In addition, is important to highlight Essen´s inputs on the discussion. Essen is involved in a process of transformation, learning from the lighthouse cities, organizing city project and very interested in the infrastructure of recharge.

Follower City side-event

Furthermore, before this session, ERRIN hosted a joint event with ICLEI. Matthias Sinn from Essen city was one of the speakers at the following session:”Role of follower cities in replication: expanding Smart Cities around Europe”. The session was focused on the follower cities of H2020 projects and talked about what is a follower city and the sense and potential of becoming a follower city.