Newsletter Bristol Replicate 2017


  • 50,600 residents in the Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership: Largest in Bristol
  • Car Availability: 54%
  • Flats: 51%

The Bristol demonstration within REPLICATE is informed by the Mayor’s Vision and supporting Council Corporate Plan which concentrates on three main areas (People, Place and Prosperity) underpinned by cross cutting themes of addressing inequalities, active citizens and an empowered city. REPLICATE touches upon all of these priorities but particularly the priorities of Addressing Inequalities, Active Citizens, Keep Bristol Moving, Global Green Capital, and Healthy and Caring Bristol.

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Energy Bristol Newsletter 2017

Building Retrofitting

  • 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.
  • Engagement strategy agreed – Community Engagement Group contracted.

District Heating

  • New energy centre enabled connecting to new (bio)gas CHP
  • Some preliminary survey works have been completed
  • Link to energy demand management system initially scoped

Smart Grid

  • Report and modelling into city wide aggregation  related to business model has been done
  • Analysis of existing data sets (informing design) is finalised
  • 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

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


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E-cars and E-bikes

  • Twelve e-bikes have successfully been delivered to the staff of 6 organizations.
  • Their activity is going to be monitored to research solutions to improve how people move around the city in efficient ways.
  • The deployment of 11 electric vehicles (EV) in the area will provide the neighbours of a clean and efficient way of moving.
  • Working with University of West England and University of Bristol on the monitoring of cars and bikes.

EV Minibus

  • Exploration of demand for services in the project area has been done
  • 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 has been developed and it is under discussion

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

Mobility Bristol Newsletter 2017

Journey Planner Development

  • Encourages people to explore a wider range of travel options for their journeys
  • It offers people in the Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill area an easy access to alternative and greener travel options.
  •  The Travelwest Journey Planner website is already accessible.

Mobility Bristol Newsletter 2017

Parking App

  • ParkUs has been tested and polished in the University of the West of England campus.
  • It is being trialed in the Easton area of Bristol.
  • Made by Toshiba Research Labs, it can be downloaded for free now.
  • 2 papers published at leading conferences

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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

ICT Bristol Replicate Newsletter 2017

Integration of Demostration IT Systems with ICT Smart City Platform Concept

  • 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


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Citizen Involvement and Engagement

  • 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.

Local Impact Research

  • 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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