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Energy-efficient refurbishment: Experiences in Barcelona from GrowSmarter

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The presentation outlines examples from Barcelona as virtual energy advisor of the Barcelona City Council.
Alaia Sola, IREC, Barcelona

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Energy-efficient refurbishment: Experiences in Barcelona from GrowSmarter

  1. 1. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 1www.grow-smarter.eu Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 1www.grow-smarter.eu THE GROWSMARTER PROJECT 2015-2019 Virtual Energy Advisor Campaign: “Carrega’t d’Energia” Alaia Sola, IREC
  2. 2. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 2www.grow-smarter.eu Low Energy Districts in Barcelona Canyelles Ter 31 Melon District CEM Claror Cartagena Escola Sert Hotel Condestable Clot Island: Sibelius 3, Meridiana 141 Passeig Sta Coloma Lope de Vega 111 Ca l’Alier Source: Gas Natural Fenosa and BCN Municipality
  3. 3. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 3www.grow-smarter.eu Virtual Energy Advisor of Barcelona City Council „Carrega‘t d‘Energia“ >> Why “Carrega’t d’Energia” and Virtual Energy Advisor? Share of final energy consumption by type Share of final energy consumption by sector  42% of final energy is electricity  ca. 2% of this is electricity from local renewable sources 10.35 MWh/capita·year  Residential sector accounts for 29% of final energy consumption in the city
  4. 4. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 4www.grow-smarter.eu www.barcelona.cat/autosuficiencia „Carrega‘t d‘Energia“ March 2015: Campaign “Carrega’t d’Energia” Goals: (1) GENERATION: To show the energy resources available on building rooftops. (2) EFFICIENCY: To provide information about how much electricity is consumed at home and how to reduce this consumption.
  5. 5. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 5www.grow-smarter.eu 1. Renewable Energy Generation – Maps of resources Services offered • Solar Thermal • Solar PV • Mini Wind Turbine
  6. 6. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 6www.grow-smarter.eu 2. Energy Savings – Virtual Energy Advisor Services offered The Virtual Energy Advisor is a free online platform that: • Shows electricity consumption and consumption profiles. • Gives tips and advices about how to reduce the electricity consumption. • Provides the opportunity of becoming part of a virtual community to exchange opinions, advices and best practices. • Compares current consumption with consumption of previous years. • Compares user consumption with other users with similar characteristics to promote energy efficient behaviour.
  7. 7. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 7www.grow-smarter.eu Options for data collection Virtual Energy Advisor Electricity consumption data is read by the platform at different levels depending on user’s choice: 1. Basic level: monthly or bimonthly electricity consumption data (electricity bills). 2. Advanced level: real time electricity consumption data (via Smart meter monitoring). As a result of the campaign, about 400 citizens will have received a free Smart meter installed at home.
  8. 8. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 8www.grow-smarter.eu Smart meters Virtual Energy Advisor Requests for users:  Domestic electricity tariff  Wifi acess Estimated cost of the device:  150-160€ incl. installation cost Technical data: • Single phase meter. • Placed at the entrance of the distribution board. • Reads current and voltage. • Wi-fi: Creates a network and send the information via the home router. • Stores data when the router is disconnected.
  9. 9. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 9www.grow-smarter.eu User registration questionnaire Virtual Energy Advisor
  10. 10. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 10www.grow-smarter.eu Web interface Virtual Energy Advisor Hourly consumption curve Comparison with previous year Forecast Total consumption of current month More or less efficient than neighbours Electricity price Users’ Q&A
  11. 11. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 11www.grow-smarter.eu Consumption curves Virtual Energy Advisor
  12. 12. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 12www.grow-smarter.eu Use of Energy – Historical data - Power Virtual Energy Advisor Disaggregated consumption Historical data of Electricity consumption Maximum and minimum power demand
  13. 13. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 13www.grow-smarter.eu Energy Saving Tips Virtual Energy Advisor Wash your clothes at low temperature: Investment 0 € Difficulty Low Total money savings About 538€ Use the coldest temperature possible in your washing machine as most of the energy consumption is due to water heating (up to 90%). Savings are calculated for a 10-years lifetime of the washing machine.
  14. 14. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 14www.grow-smarter.eu Mobile App Virtual Energy Advisor
  15. 15. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 15www.grow-smarter.eu Newsletter & Monthly Report Virtual Energy Advisor
  16. 16. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 16www.grow-smarter.eu Project coordination Virtual Energy Advisor Environment al education Department AEB Barcelona Energy Agency  Definition of features of the tool  Server maintenance  Management of users  Installation of measuring equipment  Resolution of technical incidents  Technical analysis of the information obtained  Answering questions of users concerning topics of energy savings and efficiency  Maintaining a dynamic and attractive platform  Capture new users through local workshops  Web content management  Communication plan: dissemination of the tool  Coordination with media  Generating material (brochures, roll-ups) Communication Department
  17. 17. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 17www.grow-smarter.eu Accompaniment & Communication actions Virtual Energy Advisor Local workshops  Free activities in all neighborhoods of Barcelona  Local workshops on energy savings, energy efficiency and self-sufficiency  Radio  Television  Press
  18. 18. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 18www.grow-smarter.eu Communication Elements Virtual Energy Advisor BROCHURES ROLL UP BANNER
  19. 19. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 19www.grow-smarter.eu Results Virtual Energy Advisor Number of users of Virtual Energy Advisor and Smart meters:  639 users have shown interest in registering.  Up to now, 362 users send data from their meters to the platform or are in process of doing so. Technical considerations: The management of this number of users generates:  50 to 70 emails a week about registration and management issues.  2 days a week are necessary for a technician to make the management and processing of data.  467 users have been correctly registered.  428 users showed interest in getting a smart meter.  Estimation: In total, 415 users will be able to install the free smart meter.
  20. 20. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 20www.grow-smarter.eu Get the latest updates by signing up online! This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 646456. The sole responsibility for the content of this presentation lies with the GrowSmarter project and in no way reflects the views of the European Union. http://www.grow-smarter.eu/home/ asola@irec.cat Presentation prepared by: Irma Soldevilla Project Director in Barcelona Energy Agency & IREC
  21. 21. Stakeholders Engagement Webinar I 27/09/2016 I page 21www.grow-smarter.eu

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