The city of Bari approved the PAES: Action Plan for renewal energy and reduction of the greenhouse gases emissions. This action plan includes the strategy to set up a smart grid to manage the energy flows and is working since 2011. The core project is the Urban Control Centre.
Tags: Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency
Bari’s PAES first and core aspect in energy management that has been developed is the Urban Control Energy Centre: a Platform for monitoring/managing urban dynamics.
The Centre receives the information of the system, processes it and present its results-conclusions, is a tool to support energy governance The second issue that belongs to the PAES is the bi-level architecture of the system, with both the energy managers and the facilities managers involved. The main system issues focused are the street lighting subsystem and the public building system. How to manage their budget it is a typical energy manager decision problem in city energy budget management. New sectors or sub sectors of energy consumption can be included in the next future.
In a coordinated way the setting up of an efficient energy network, that can collect the required data, as well as other data, has been achieved in other parts of the city, in Sant Paolo eco-sustainable neighbourhood and power-park.
Other aspects of the information provided by the Centre are related strategic planning and decision making for public and private sector. The Centre is very interesting for the community and citizens that are involved in environmental matters.
Finally, a smart City Competency Centre, a research centre where the new operating scenarios of low- voltage network will be monitored, studied and analysed.