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Inete ielite riga smart city potential

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  • 1. Riga in partnership for development of smart cities Baltic Urban Forum working group meeting Tartu, Estonia, January 20, 2014 www.stepupsmartcities.eu
  • 2. Facts about Riga www.stepupsmartcities.eu  Capital of the Republic of Latvia, founded in 1201  Riga is located in the lowlands near the Baltic Sea, on the banks of the river Daugava  65 7424 inhabitants in Riga and >1 098 500 in Riga Region  The area of Riga – 307,17 km2  The density of the population in Riga – 2321 inhabitants per km2 Page 2
  • 3. www.stepupsmartcities.eu The city and CO2 Riga SEAP 2010-2020 Report, Institute of Physical Energetics, Latvia (transport, fuel, electricity, centralised heat) STATUS  3.21 tonnes CO2 per capita in 2010  Emission reduction since 1990 - 50,69% Page 3
  • 4. The city and policies www.stepupsmartcities.eu  First Riga City Heat Supply Development Concept Paper 1997 – 2010  Rehabilitation project for District Heating in Riga City 1998 – 2008  Second Riga City heat Supply Development Concept Paper 2006 – 2016  Riga City Sustainable Energy Action Plan for 2010 – 2020  Two monitoring reports since  Riga Smart City Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2014 – 2020 Page 4
  • 5. Stakeholders and projects. AS “Rīgas siltums”. The heat meters automatic readout network establishment 5
  • 6. Stakeholders and projects. RPA “Rīgas gaisma”. Improvement of energy efficiency in city lighting 6
  • 7. Stakeholders and projects. Improving energy efficiency in public buildings. One of success stories – retail building «Mēbeļu nams» 7
  • 8. Stakeholders and projects. SIA “Rīgas Satiksme”. Smart developments 44% Passengers by transport % 33% 23% • Electric transport in Riga – 56% • 19 trolleybuses lines with 250 cars • 9 tram lines with 207 cars, 25 low floor • E-ticket • Free for pupils, disabled and retired person, discounts for other groups • In the public transport and at the stops free WiFi access 8
  • 9. Green IT Network Europe Core sectors for investigation for best practices and transfer • Utilities: smart grids for electricity, water and data • ICT and green mobility • Urban infrastructure: housing, offices and other buildings • Greening industry. Join the online community!
  • 10. The STEP-UP partnership Gothenburg Glasgow Ghent Riga
  • 11. STEP-UP www.stepupsmartcities.eu Approach • Integrated approach to energy planning • Promote integrated cross-sector energy solutions • Identify lighthouse projects • Build on existing projects to ensure deployment in the 2013-2020 timeframe • Show integrated planning achieves better energy outcomes and economics • Replicate in other cities Key Outputs • • • • • • Enhanced SEAPS in all partner cities Innovative integrated energy projects A model for delivering integrated SEAPs A learning network of cities Training programmes for professionals A new Masters Course on Sustainable city planning and implementation Page 11
  • 12. Contacts and resources www.stepupsmartcities.eu Inete Ielite Riga SEAP Management Board Member inete.ielite@riga.lv Riga Energy Agency Dr.sc.ing. Maija Rubina maija.rubina@riga.lv Brivibas 49/53 Riga, LV-1010, Latvia www.rea.riga.lv www.riga.lv Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning (STEP-UP) www.stepupsmartcities.eu/ Green IT Network Europe www.greenitnet.org Page 12