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Designing energy models for smart cities

Engineers in Spain are working to produce urban models based on data from cities that have introduced innovative solutions in the energy field. The aim is to enable other towns to replicate the technologies adopted and boost smart cooperation.


Some European cities lack ideas about innovative solutions for the production, use and distribution of energy. However, help may come from other urban centres that have already developed such solutions. To enable cities to share knowledge, energy models are needed. Estefanía Vallejo works for the Cartif Technology Centre, located in Valladolid, Spain. She is collaborating with MAtchUP, an EU project that is testing smart city technologies in Valencia (Spain), Dresden (Germany) and Antalya (Turkey). Four “follower” cities, Ostend (Belgium), Herzliya (Israel), Skopje (North Macedonia) and Kerava (Finland), will also benefit from the lessons learnt. Read and watch the full interview here:


energy models, smart cities