The Investment Concept in Berceto will include the creation of two mixed public/private Renewable Energy Communities (RECs), which will be open to the whole territory. They will purchase machinery and equipment for forest maintenance. In addition, they will design, install and operate three biomass gasification plants of around 100 kW each. The electricity produced will be consumed by all of the associated parties, whilst the thermal energy will be used to power an artisanal area. There will be the assessment and feasibility studies for other RES sources (mini-hydro in old mills). They foresee the redevelopment of the public lighting network (876 lighting points) and the replacement of LPG boilers with Heat Pumps in residential buildings (678).
The technology measures to be financed include:
The measures that will be considered are completely aligned with the EIB energy lending policy and contribute to achieving the 2030 EU target. There are plans for integrated renewable power plants (PV or hydroelectric) on public/private buildings or aqueduct networks connected with recharging networks for e-vehicles (EV) within Renewable Energy Communities (RECs). They will also develop storage, bidirectional EV chargers, and the replacement of bus and municipality vehicles with new EV or hydrogen vehicles (HV). There will be a new sustainable goods transport for urban city centre as EV or sloping elevator (mainly in Cuneo), new EV or HV for goods transport from production site to intermodal centres. Finally, there is a plan to create green hydrogen production systems and refuelling stations for HV. All these measures will be included in new mobility services to be defined within the IC and co-designed with local companies. The services will concern, for example, shared and sustainable mobility for employees and tourists and goods to and from the mountain valleys and historical centres.
Targeted schools & annexed gyms, daily used by citizens, are uniform buildings highly representing the local governments role towards sustainability for the well-being of next generations. These buildings have poor energy efficiency classes, poor comfort and safety and negative economical impact in their management. Intended technology measures include energy efficiency retrofitting & safety measures to reduce energy consumption (& GHG emissions), improve comfort & safety deploying innovative technologies to aim at NZEB buildings going right in the direction of REPowerEU avoiding gas use and contributing to green transition. Technology measures include improved insulation of both walls and roofs, double glazing, thermal plants retrofitting, efficient lighting systems installation, heat pumps & PV plants installation to obtain gas free buildings used mainly while electricity from PV is produced. Innovative HVAC systems will contribute to energy efficiency and infections prevention.
The measures involved in the investment concept are the following:
The investment plan (IP) includes the following technological measures:
Some technological measures of this project are:
The project foresees to realise investment and manage the sustainable mobility of the APEA industrial district including Metrobus service for the companies, integrated ticket to use different mobility services, Smart Bus stations, creation of bicycle paths, electric charging stations, bike sharing and car sharing services, car-pooling platform etc.
The city will set up two One-Stop Shops (OSS) for Energy and the technical cell of the municipality will set up two One-Stop Shops (OSS) for Energy and Environment to support citizens and companies for the improvement of building energy efficiency, PV installation, the fuel switching from diesel and liquid gas to natural gas, and the use of renewable sources. Particular attention will be paid to the use of technical solutions which do not undermine the protection of the historic value of the city. These OSS will have the task of organising the annual meeting to communicate the progress of the SECAP (Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans) and the target reached.
The technology measures include energy web-GIS upgrade, structuring of a digital abacus, streamlining of the bureaucracy and online support service, business model of the “standard neighbourhood”, new online system to grant and gain tax credits under the supervision of the Local Authority and creation of a standard contract to introduce ESCOs in the local market.
Technology measures have been estimated based on a real case, the Natural History Museum (200 years old; 77.000 m3), scaled up to its museum district and then to all four cultural districts in Milan (approx. 880.000 m3), concerning public buildings.The measures that will be performed are, in the first place, the thermal insulation of the building shell: new windows (same style) and the insulation of the roof and a portion of walls (internal insulation – external being unauthorized).
There are also plans to instal photovoltaic panels on the roof. There will be a retrofit of the HVAC system, in terms of existing fossil fuel (e.g. diesel) heating system that will be with reversible electric water heat pumps. Ventilation units will be retrofitted as well, possibly with heat recovery, including radiators. A new interior lighting system will be installed with LED – BEMS, with automatic control and modulation of lighting and HVAC systems (based on occupancy as well as hygrometric levels to be observed due to existing natural materials within the museum).
The technology measures are related to energy efficiency improvement to the building envelope and building system including insulation systems for external walls, roof and ceiling, new windows, new heat generator, gas-fired small boilers, smart meters, building automation. Integrated renewable power plants (PV) on public buildings and connected with storages and smart grid, LED technologies, replacement of public buses with new electric or hydrogen vehicles, electric recharging grid and new bicycle lanes will be also considered.
The investment concept will set up a moderate & deep retrofitting strategy of buildings reducing up to 60% primary energy by applying an EPC scheme through renewables integrated in buildings, district heating, innovative energy infrastructures in residential and public buildings.
The development of renewable energies is essential to reduce CO2 emissions. The introduction of technologies based on the coupling of Solid Oxide Electrolysis/Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in the biogas sector allows using excess electricity from renewable sources (solar, wind) and convert CO2 and H2O wasted from biogas into syngas (CO / H2). The syngas is easy to store and convert into additional electrical energy (SOFC) when requested.
The investment concept aims to optimise the waste resource generated from eight existing biogas plants that use biomass waste feedstock from the local area to produce additional electrical energy by installing eight SOEC/SOFC modules and eight photovoltaic modules. The added modules optimise and expand the production of electricity. The investment includes technologies eligible according to the New EIB 2019 energy lending policy, focusing on the topic: Production and storage of gaseous, liquid and solid energy carriers from low-carbon energy sources.
The project foresees the implementation of actions in six cities of the URF to promote a deep retrofit in 56 public buildings and 20 private condominiums, and the installation of renewable generation systems based on collective energy schemes, considering Renewable Energy Communities (REC) and Collective Self-Consumption (CSC) legal forms.
The project will include feasibility studies to support the implementation of deep energy retrofits and those that support the installation of photovoltaic panels, battery storage with EV charging sockets and smart devices. These devices can monitor the energy production and consumption in real-time and allow a smooth renewable energy installation, based on collective energy schemes (REC and CSC) There will also be a business model development to perform the retrofit interventions and system deployment and accompanying communication activities. The technology measures launched with technical assistance are designed according to the new European Investment Bank (EIB) energy lending policy.
Firstly, renewable energy sources will be integrated into buildings. Based on the regulatory framework, a maximum of 200 kWp PV (with related storage and energy boxes and energy management) will be installed in each city, grouping 3 condos and 1 public building each, for a total of 15 residential buildings and 5 public buildings. They also plan to develop five Energy Parks with 1MWp of PV in each city. In terms of energy efficiency of residential and public buildings, they will perform retrofitting interventions such as thermal insulation, windows replacement, heating system/HVAC revamping and internal lighting substitution on the aforementioned 20 buildings (15 residential buildings and 5 public buildings).
Finally, as concerns sustainable urban mobility, they will install 2 e-shelters charging stations across five parking lots (one in each municipality), 10 overall, fed by 5 PV plants of 40 kW plus storage each, for EV charging.
Given the broad approach of the IC, several RES technologies and EE measures will be considered at different scales and in different sectors, depending on the needs brought by the users to the existing one-stop shop. Regarding renewables, the priority solutions will be photovoltaic, solar thermal and biomass boilers. As for energy efficiency, building integrated renovation measures (window frames, insulations, plant renovation and revamping) will be included.
Despite this wide approach, some segments will be most likely addressed, namely the residential and the tertiary private sectors, also because of their relevance in the SEAPs and their higher potential for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This prioritization is also reflected in the way the size of investment and the expected impacts were calculated since higher shares were assigned to these two sectors.
PV systems will be installed and integrated in public buildings with related storage and smart devices participating in RECs entities to share the electricity produced. In each municipality 2 public buildings will be grouped to perform deep retrofit interventions and PV installation, for a total of 16 public buildings in the UBR. The energy efficiency measures in public buildings: retrofitting interventions such as thermal insulation, windows replacement, heating system/HVAC revamping and internal lighting substitution are also foreseen in the same 16 public buildings. Sustainable urban mobility: 2 e-shelters charging stations for EVs will be installed in each public building, 32 overall, fed in by the PV plants with storage installed. Innovative energy infrastructure: 1 PV Energy Park with 1MWp installed in the UBR area. The technology measures adopted within the technical assistance are aligned with the new European Investment Bank energy lending policy, adopted on Nov. 2019.
PV systems will be installed and integrated in public buildings with related storage and smart devices participating in RECs entities to share the electricity produced. In each municipality 5 public buildings will be grouped to perform deep retrofit interventions and PV installation, for a total of 40 public buildings in the ULC.The energy efficiency measures in public buildings: retrofitting interventions such as thermal insulation, windows replacement, heating system/HVAC revamping and internal lighting substitution are also foreseen in the same 40 public buildings. Sustainable urban mobility: 2 e-shelters charging stations for EVs will be installed in each building, 80 overall, fed in by the PV plants plus storage installed in the public buildings. The technology measures adopted within the technical assistance are aligned with the new European Investment Bank energy lending policy, adopted on Nov. 2019.
In the Investement Concpet the following elements will be evaluated: