The #eCitySevilla project will develop an open, digital, decarbonised and sustainable city model on the island of La Cartuja by 2025. The agreement to implement the project was signed by the Science and Technological Park (Cartuja STP), the Regional Government of Andalusia (through the Ministries of Finance, Industry and Energy and Economics, Knowledge, Business and University), the City Council of Seville and Endesa. Together with them, the companies and organisations that comprise the Cartuja STP are invited to take part, as are those that are active on the site. Find out about the project or show your willingness to join by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project will turn the Cartuja STP into an international sustainability benchmark and an urban energy transition model, which will mean that the energy and climate targets set for 2050 will be achieved by us 25 years earlier, in 2025.
Over the next four years, five working groups will develop the strategies to be followed in each of the project's pillars: Energy, sustainable mobility, building, digitalisation and communication and participation.
#eCitySevilla expects that in 2025 La Cartuja will produce and consume 100% renewable energy based on distributed energy resources. This means that the route to follow is development of self-consumption and photovoltaic generation on the Cartuja site, and transformation of the current electricity network of the future #eCitySevilla into an intelligent network capable of integrating the resources distributed, and designing and implementing business models, within an ecosystem of distributed energy resources. This will make the island of Cartuja 100% renewable, and this will be achieved by Endesa, who will lead this first working group.
In addition, in terms of mobility, progress will be made toward pedestrianised models and the promotion of decarbonised or shared vehicles. To that end, work will be done on the construction of a Smart Parking model in the perimeter area of La Cartuja Island, and the whole area will be connected by shuttles. These shuttles will be zero-emission, as will all traffic in La Cartuja, which is why work is starting on the design and implementation of mobility models as a shared service and a broad “green zone” is being planned. Developing this pillar of the #eCitySevilla project will be in the hands of the Seville City Council.
As far as building is concerned, the working group led by the Ministry of Finance, Industry and Energy, through the Andalusian Energy Agency, will carry out a first energy audit of the main buildings of the Scientific and Technological Park, and will install intelligence measuring models in buildings, which will lead to subsequent development of an energy-efficiency-based scheme, and will optimise its interaction with the #eCitySevilla ecosystem.
Finally, in the field of digitalisation, the working group led by the Department of Economics, Knowledge, Business and University aims to design and implement an open digital platform for the management of resources and services of the Cartuja STP, and will deploy digital models for the transfer and distributed management of resources and services.
Once these four lines of work have been developed, in 2025, the Island of Cartuja will enjoy a 100% renewable energy supply, will have efficient buildings, will deploy recharging points to encourage use of sustainable electric mobility, and all this will work with a connected and autonomous system that will be connected to a fully digitalised Smart Grid, which will also enable an open data platform for intelligent management of the park.