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SINFONIA

Smart INitiative of cities Fully cOmmitted to iNvest In Advanced large-scaled energy solutions

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€27,451,972
Total costs
€43,147,381
Funding programme
FP7
4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.

Description

The SINFONIA project was a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative, it was unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria), working hand in hand to achieve 40% to 50% primary energy savings and increase the share of renewables by 20% in two pioneer districts. This was done through an integrated set of measures combining the retrofitting of more than 100,000m² of living surface, optimisation of the electricity grid, and solutions for district heating and cooling.

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Project demonstration sites

Fellow cities

Objective

SINFONIA aimed at validating a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, refurbished city district model where the potential for scalability and replication by middle-sized European cities is built and validated during demonstration, based on energy technologies deployed by the two pioneer cities. This model emphasised the role of an innovative integrated energy system approach, linking energy efficiency and CO2 abatement.

The model’s robustness was reinforced by five follower cities - Pafos (Cyprus), La Rochelle (France), Rosenheim (germany), Seville (Spain) and Borås (Sweden). They used the tested scalability and replication rules to reinforce their impacts on the five future city district refurbishment processes, thus showing that district renovation can be prepared under different sizes, climate and regulatory conditions (Scandinavia, Central Europe, Atlantic, and Mediterranean). An exploitation plan with a complete European perspective was then designed involving replication cluster cities and industry.

Since 2005, Bolzano has developed an ambitious investment plan for large scale urban refurbishment in collaboration with both public and private stakeholders. The work undertaken in SINFONIA was part of this plan and aimed to achieve 40% to 50% primary energy savings in the demo sites and to increase the share of renewables in the district of Bolzano South West by 20%.

Innsbruck defined its 2025 Energy Plan back in 2009. In this context, and as part of SINFONIA, the city has selected its eastern district to demonstrate the large scale implementation of energy efficient measures, with the objective of achieving on average 40% - 50% primary energy savings in the demo sites and to increase at least by 30% the share of renewables in the city’s energy mix.

Contact

Name
Håkan Perslow
Organisation
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Email
hakan.perslow@sp.se

Building aspects

  • Building Energy Services
  • cooling and DHW
  • Building Energy Services
  • DHW (only)
  • Building Energy Services
  • heating (only)
  • Building Energy Services
  • heating and DHW
  • Building Energy Services
  • lighting and appliances
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • photovoltaic
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • condensing boiler
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • district heating (DH) network
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • electrical equipment
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • electrical heating system
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • stove

Energy Carriers

  • Biogas
  • Domestic gas - grid-bound
  • Electricity
  • Hard coal
  • Heat/district heat
  • Light oil
  • Waste heat
  • Wood Chips 30% moisture
  • Wood pellets

Energy Systems Types

  • Infrastructure & System Integration
  • DHC extension
  • Sustainable Generation
  • Boiler
  • Sustainable Generation
  • Co-generation
  • Sustainable Generation
  • Waste heat

Thematic Field

  • Energy System(s) Integration
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Refurbished Building(s)

Documents

SINFONIA_Smart city projects implementation in Europe - assessment of barriers and drivers
English
(271.24 KB - PDF)
Download 
SINFONIA_SWOT analysis report of the refined concept-baseline
English
(4.36 MB - PDF)
Download 

Project data