The grant was awarded as part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme and is for demonstration projects where Information and Communication Technology (ICT), energy and mobility are being applied in an innovative way and where the public, private and academic sectors are collaborating in an international context.
The money will be used to develop innovative and sustainable applications including intelligent energy management systems which make sharing of energy possible between the various buildings within the smart street – which runs from George Street, Duke Street and ending at the former meat market site.
For the smart street, the city of Glasgow has devised a package of innovative sustainability measures together with the University of Strathclyde, SP Energy Networks, Siemens, Transport Scotland, Tennents Brewery and Glasgow Housing Association. This will involve the deployment sustainable energy sources such as efficient heat networks, solar panels, urban wind turbines, and energy storage installations, along with energy efficiency improvements for local residents.
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