Developing an integrated energy plan in the Limassol region

Description
INTEGRATED ENERGY SAVING PLAN FOR LIMASSOL REGION for Limassol Region.
 
Sustainable Districts and Built Environment
 
Sustainable Urban Mobility, Citizen Focus

 

INTEGRATED ENERGY SAVING PLAN FOR LIMASSOL REGION

Integrated Energy Saving Plan for Limassol Region, is a project aimed to improve energy efficiency, generate low carbon energy, modernize infrastructure and create high quality living environments.

The project is based on a study developed with the sustainable energy action plan of CONURBANT EU project, where Limassol participated from 2011 until early 2014.

The project is part of the city's long term plan which is based on EU policies and European ambition to increase heavily the number of zero energy buildings and improve energy efficiency.

The plan is prepared recognizing the necessity to combine requirements and create pilot projects, measure results, prove efficiency and financial viability and enable the transfer of project results to private buildings and other regions.

The project consists of the following actions : 

1. Upgrading municipal and other public buildings to improve their energy efficiency
2. Replacement of lamps in street lighting with Led lamps
3. Installation of autonomous lighting units in public parks powered by solar energy units
4. Installation of voltage reducer units in municipal and public buildings.
5. Construction and development of a green renewable energy park, with sport and leisure facilties
6. Installation of photovoltaic panels in roofs of municipal and other public buildings
7. Employ electric vehicles for transportation in populated areas and the city centre
8. Deploy monitoring tools to monitor performances in terms of energy efficiency and financial viability of this project
9. Inform and educate the public 

The plan is to scale up significantly the development of energy saving in Limassol, deploy zero/plus energy buildings with innovative technical solutions and materials. 

Relevant actions in the Operational Implementation Plan :

2-6. Smart Materials & Solutions - Develop and deploy smart materials and solutions for lighting, heating, cooling and electricity systems as well as infrastructure for electric vehicles in public (streets, open spaces, buildings) and private spaces. 

2-7. New zero energy developments - Develop and deploy innovative solutions at large scale for zero-energy new districts and zero-energy new buildings.

2-3. Monitoring Tools for Energy - Develop and deploy monitoring tools to achieve performances in terms of energy efficiency and financial viability.

1-7 Promote use of cleaner vehicles - Cities can provide incentive schemes by giving priority in urban areas for the use of collective transport and for clean logistics, as well as incentives for sharing of goods vehicles and distribution infrastructure.

 

The commitment is in line with the principles and criteria of the European Innovation Partnership and specifically in bringing together all relevant actors at EU, national and regional levels in order to "coordinate investments in demonstration and pilots".

(1) Link with product and service providers.
(2) Integrated planning using industry standards and protocols. 
(3) Making data accessible to third parties, through information platforms, the project website and on request, to foster the development and uptake of applications.
(4) Re-using impact, common practices and results and promote it to multiple use.

The project will use input from a number of actors :
• Developers, construction companies
• Energy utilities
• System and component manufacturers
• Public and Private sector - Impact and good practices will be promoted to the public and private sector

Is the commitment potentially open to additional partners and if so, in which priority area (please tick the relevant options)?

  • Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Sustainable Districts and Built Environment
  • Integrated Infrastructures and Processes across Energy, ICT, and Transport
  • Business Models, Procurement and Funding

 

1. Upgrading municipal buildings to improve their energy efficiency - Phase A includes the Town Hall, the Gallery, the Museum of folk art, the municipal cultural center, the municipal market.
2. Replacement of lamps in street lighting with Led lamps - To replace all lamps of the city street lighting and municipal premises. 
3. Installation of autonomous lighting units in public parks powered by solar energy units : Cover all the 500 parks, of which only 30 have lighting.
4. Installation of voltage reducer units in municipal buildings. - Use voltage converters from 220 to 120 volts in all municipal buildings.
5. Construction of green renewable energy park and leisure venue - Construction of a large sports centre in land belonging to the municipality.
6. Installation of photovoltaic panels in roofs of municipal and other public buildings
7. Employ electric vehicles for transportation in populated areas and the city centre - Employ a number vehicles as transport feeders

Results expected in

  • 2014 Finalize the project plan - An Application for funding is filed to Structural and Cohesion Funds
  • 2015 Implementation - phase A, pilot cases
  • 2016 and beyond Full scale Implementation - Evaluation and impact

 

Management Team

Consultant
CNE Business Development Ltd - Smart Cities Mediterranean Partnership
Manager