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Creating Smarter Cities 2011 - 23 - Karen Fraser - EU Smart Cities and Communities Initiative

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Karen speaks about the European Smart Cities and Communities Initiative and review the European policy context: the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the Resource Efficiency Flagship Initiative, and the Energy Efficiency Action Plan.
This will include an outline of the new European Smart Cities and Communities Initiative that was launched in Brussels on 21 June 2011, and of related EU funding and collaboration opportunities, together with relevant ongoing activity in Scotland, engaging in the Smart Cities and Communities Initiative, and what support is available for project development in Scotland.

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Creating Smarter Cities 2011 - 23 - Karen Fraser - EU Smart Cities and Communities Initiative

  1. 1. EU Smart Cities & Communities Initiative 1 July 2011Karen FraserScotland Europa
  2. 2. Agenda Quick introduction to Scotland Europa Setting the scene: EU policy context What is a Smart City? The Smart Cities and Communities Initiative EU Funding for Smart Cities Scotland Europa/ Scottish engagement
  3. 3. Scotland Europa- Who we are Scottish Enterprise Members (public, Scottish private, Development academic) International
  4. 4. Scotland Europa Members
  5. 5. Our teamDedicated EU Policy & Funding resources for SE/SDI, members &Scottish companies Scotland Team Brussels Team  EU Funding specialists –  Experienced staff focusing strategic EU funding on EU policy – early support, project warning, interpretation & development & analysis compliance  Direct links with  Close collaboration with Commission & other National Contact Points regional & national  Working in partnership representations in Brussels with Enterprise Europe Scotland and Scottish  Engagement with EU European Green Energy business networks & Centre associations e.g. EURADA, ERRIN
  6. 6. Setting the scene: EU policy context  Europe 2020 Strategy  Successor to Lisbon Strategy: strategy for smart, sustainable & inclusive growth  An exit strategy to lift Europe from the economic & financial crisis  Responding to existing challenges: globalisation, ageing, climate change, pressure on resources Smart growth ─ Flagship initiatives: Innovation Union; Digital agenda; Youth on the move Sustainable growth ─ Flagship initiatives: Resource efficient Europe; An industrial policy for the globalisation era Inclusive growth ─ Flagship initiatives: An agenda for new skills & jobs; Platform against poverty
  7. 7. Setting the scene: EU policy context  Three broad “pillars” of EU Energy policy: Internal Climate security Supply change market  Climate Change & Energy package: 20% renewables 20% less emissions 20% efficiency 2020  Towards 80-95% less emissions by 2050: Low carbon economy Roadmap Low carbon Energy Future of energy system Efficiency Transport Roadmap Plan White Paper
  8. 8. Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan Implementation of European Industrial Initiatives, Estimated investment needs to 2020: Bio- Smart Wind Grid Solar CCS energy Nuclear Cities €6 bn €2 bn €16 bn €13 bn €9 bn €7 bn €11 bn
  9. 9. What is a Smart City? Building on Existing Initiatives  CONCERTO Renewables & efficiency in energy systems 58 Communities; 22 projects  CIVITAS Clean & energy efficient urban transport system 25 cities; 5 projects  Covenant of Mayors Energy efficiency & renewables 2595 cities  Green Digital Charter ICT for energy efficiency 23 cities
  10. 10. What is a Smart City? Key Aims Implementing climate goals, especially energy efficiency Accelerating large scale deployment of innovative low carbon technologies Sharing best practice: technological, economic & organisational solutions Local economic development Engagement of citizens Social factors
  11. 11. Smart Cities and Communities Initiative: ‘Philosophy’ Identify common challenges Develop innovative, replicable solutions Bundle demand from cities Attract and involve business and banks Create markets!
  12. 12. Smart Cities and Communities Initiative: Main Characteristics Technology focus Priority for energy efficiency SET Plan time horizon : 10 years programme Competitive process based on calls for proposals Stakeholder platform  to provide input to the initiative  to facilitate knowledge sharing and replication
  13. 13. What is a Smart City? Criteria Holistic, long term planning e.g. Covenant of Mayors –Sustainable Energy Action Plans to achieve 20% CO2 reductions by 2020 Surpassing EU energy & climate goals Partnership Strong commitment at local level; Engagement of public, private & academic partners, as well as communities Transnational collaboration Replicable projects Potential to unlock markets Innovation Cutting edge exemplar cities, but also learning cities?No population threshold
  14. 14. Smart Cities and Communities Initiative: Building BlocksEnergy Energy in cities Planning and modelling of flows Energy networks Electricity and heating & cooling; improved components, systems and data flows Buildings Energy consumption in public & private buildings, Retrofitting Supply technologies Electricity and heating & cooling, local production
  15. 15. Building blocks (continued) Transport Improve interconnections, inter-modal and co-modal transport; Improve public transport, non-motorised transport, passenger and freight logistics; Low carbon vehicles ICT Cross-cutting applications related to energy or transport Modelling of energy flows
  16. 16. EU Funding for Smart Cities  2007-13  No big new funds  Making use of existing instruments, budgets  Specific calls designed for Smart Cities agenda  Greater priority for low carbon, energy agenda  2014-20  New instruments?  More emphasis on financial instruments, less grant  Bigger budgets?  Greater priority for low carbon, energy agenda?  Possibility of dedicated fund for SET-Plan?
  17. 17. EU Funding for Smart Cities: FP7 Energy Smart Cities 2012 Budget € 75 million  Demonstration of nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation for cities and districts  Heating and cooling technologies for large-scale systems for urban areas  Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans In total 10 projects of at least 3 cities Time frame: 19 July – 1 December 2011
  18. 18. EU Funding for Smart Cities: Other FP7 Areas Energy  Smart Energy Networks  Renewable Energy Generation ICT  Smart Energy Grids  ICT for Efficient Water Resources Management  Cooperative Systems for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Mobility  ICT for Energy-Positive Neighbourhoods  ICT for Fully Electric Vehicles PPP Energy Efficient Buildings Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  19. 19. Intelligent Energy Europe  Non-technical barriers, capacity building - soft actions, no hardware  Generally minimum three partners, three member states  Themes – renewables, energy efficiency, transport  Specific Smart Cities calls 2011:  Local energy leadership – transnational  integration of sustainable energy policies in operations – development and implementation of SEAPs  cooperation between public authorities and other actors, particularly energy companies e.g. data sharing  Mobilising local energy investments – technical assistance Closed 12 May
  20. 20. Technical Assistance / Project Development ELENA / EEE-F Technical Assistance  project development services for investment programmes & projects  grants up to 90% technical assistance  local authorities & other public bodies  Companies working on their behalf e.g. transport operator, ESCOs  High leverage private investment expected
  21. 21. Investment FundsEuropean Energy Efficiency Fund (EEE – F)  EUR 125 m EEPR + EUR 75m EIB = at least EUR 200m  Other financial institutions asked to join fund  “Bankable” energy saving, energy efficiency, renewables projects  Promoted by local or national public authorities e.g. energy efficiency in buildings (public and private), CHP, micro- generation, decentralised renewables, district heating / cooling, transport, modernisation infrastructure – street lighting, smart grids  Risk capital fund – loans, guarantees, equityEuropean Investment Bank  Loans, guarantees, equity  Risk Sharing Finance Facility (R&D, linked to FP7)
  22. 22. Scotland Europa / Scottish engagement Scottish Steering Group Scottish Government, Scotland Europa, Scottish European Green Energy Sector Public and private sector Scope for collaborative activity Individual cities Pursuing sustainable energy plans and a range of projects European Commission consultation Position papers from Scotland Europa & Scottish Government Individual stakeholder responses European networks ERRIN, Eurocities etc. – brokerage events, partnerships