Rotterdam - Smart charging parking lots   

Up to 25 smart-charging points for electric vehicles (EV) will be installed in parking lots in the Heart of South project area to enable a two-way energy flow in which vehicles not only draw from the grid, but also store and feed energy back to it. In this way, power can flow from the grid to electric vehicles (EVs) and from EVs to the grid, with utilities effectively harnessing EV batteries as a robust source of distributed generation.    

Partners: Ballast Nedam, ENECO,

Umeå - EV-charging infrastructure hub   

In Umeå up to eight new mobility hubs using solar energy will be installed for charging electric vehicles, e-bikes, including for car-sharing. Different batteries and storage solutions will be tested within the project. As EV charging adds strain to the power system, a smart power control management-system, including a dynamic payment system for the charging, will be tested.    

Partners: Umeå Energi, Akademiska Hus AB, Västerbotten County Council, UPAB, Umeå Kommun

Glasgow - Surplus power storage in EV charging hub

A technical evaluation looking at the potential to store surplus electricity from the neighbouring TCB energy centre, and how this impacts energy generation priorities and load profiles, will inform a business model which considers how energy resale from batteries to other local organisations in Glasgow could be achieved within the regulatory framework.   

Partners: Tennents Caledonian Brewery, Siemens, SPEN, Glasgow City Council

Glasgow - Innovative connection to renewables and storage   

As well as a physical, direct connection, an innovative virtual connection between the renewable energy produced by the roof ducted wind turbines (G4) and storage will be explored, which will explore the use of netting-off generation against consumption in assets owned by Glasgow City Council.   

Partners: Glasgow City Council and Transport Scotland

Glasgow - Intelligent LED street lights with integrated e-vehicle charging functionality   

Intelligent street lighting, which integrates the EV-charging point into the lighting column, will be installed in the Glasgow project district. This will effectively reduce the amount of street furniture, thereby increasing public space, and provide an opportunity to evaluate EV-batteries as demand-side management assets.   

Partners: Glasgow City Council, Transport Scotland













Rotterdam - Optimising the e-bus fleet

Large-scale deployment of up to 40 zero emission e-buses in Rotterdam, alongside real-time planning software managing the new logistical operations needed for this bus model, will be tested and developed. Simulation models used by the Erasmus University Rotterdam will be used to optimise the software infrastructure and explore the effect on the city infrastructure.

Partners: Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram, Erasmus University Rotterda

Umeå - Energy optimised electric BRT-station   

A new electric-bus-rapid-transit-hub (BRT-station) will be developed within the Umeå university campus area to tackle the problem of the heat and energy loss during passenger boarding, which currently reduces the range of e-buses during winter. Stops will be provided with shelters, heating systems, an intelligent ticket system using smart-phones and an insulation structure to minimise energy loss during boarding of passengers.   

Partners: Umeå Kommun, UPAB, Akademiska Hus AB


















Glasgow - EV-charging hub battery storage in car parks   

An electric vehicle (EV) charging hub will be installed in the Duke Street multi-story car park. When demand for charging is low, the power generated locally by the solar canopies (see G4) will be stored in batteries for later use. The aim is to minimise the amount of energy being fed back into the local electricity grid and ensure that power generated locally is either consumed immediately or stored locally for consumption when demand is high or local generation is low.   

Partners: Glasgow City Council, Siemens, Transport Scotland

Rotterdam - RES generation and storage for mobility   

New renewable energy sources (RES) will be developed to boost the electricity grid and meet the energy demand of the growing electric-bus fleet in Rotterdam. This includes installation of solar panels on roof space close to the bus station to deliver energy off-grid to battery storage at the bus station via a DC-cable, and the installation of wind turbines at the Ahoy exhibition centre.   

Partners: Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram, Ballast Nedam, ENECO

Glasgow - Optimisation of the integration of near-site RES   

Renewable energy sources (RES), such as innovative urban wind turbines and solar canopies, will be installed on the roof of the multi-story car park on Duke Street. By locating these energy sources close to the load that they serve, as e-mobility charging hubs, effectively bypassing the distribution network, reducing costs to enter the network, and make good use of space that would be otherwise unused.    

Partners: Glasgow City Council, University of Strathclyde, SPEN








Umeå - Energy-efficient land use through flexible green parking

 A new business model for energy efficient land use in Umeå will be developed. It will aim at the reduction of demand for car parking spaces and directing developer investments away from parking, towards sustainable mobility solutions (car sharing, e-buses, cycling etc), thus reducing the climate impact and overall energy use.   

Partners: UPAB, Umeå Kommun, Akademiska Hus AB