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In 2018, ENGIE plans to work in partnership with Nantes Métropole to install a renewable energy production unit and an energy storage system on the parking garage of the Machines district.
The purpose of this call for projects is to identify new services that could use this locally-produced green energy for citizens or companies, contributing to
The solutions and services we are seeking should involve one or more of the following:
Working with Nantes Métropole on the MySMARTLife project (the winner of a Horizon 2020 European call for projects), ENGIE plans to install a renewable energy production unit and an energy storage system on the parking garage of the Machines district.
This system will generate local green energy whose production and use will be optimized through a storage system in alignment with the principles of the smart city.
The proposed solutions will need to use this locally-produced green energy in addition to having a balanced economic model and the ability to be reproduced in other areas.
Deadline for responses: November 30th, 2017 at midnight CET
Rewards and benefits:
The winner (s) could get one or more of the following:
· A collaborative workspace within the Creative Factory
· Management assistance from a specialist in engineering innovative projects. This assistance will be tailored to fit the level of maturity of the selected project
· Networking with various smart city stakeholders
In 2016, Nantes Métropole won a call for smart city projects launched by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 program.
Nantes Métropole is working in partnership with two other European cities, Hamburg and Helsinki. Named MySMARTLife, the project will be implemented between 2017 and 2021 with several demonstrators installed in 2017 and 2018. The final three years will involve monitoring and gathering feedback on the solutions in order to replicate them in the cities of Bydgoszcz (Poland), Palencia (Spain), Rijeka (Croatia) and Varna (Bulgaria), which are also partners of the MySMARTLife project.
ENGIE is the main industrial partner for the Nantes part of the project. The Group will install several demonstrators focused on the theme of the energy transition.
The demonstrator on the Machines parking garage will involve the following:
The demonstrator will generate locally-produced green energy. Production and consumption will be optimized thanks to the on-site storage system.
The parking garage forms an integral part of the surrounding district, which includes:
The purpose of this call for projects is to identify new services that we can offer to citizens or companies in order to help optimize the flows of people and goods in the district and/or to increase its overall attractiveness.
The solutions and services we are seeking will have to be appropriate for this site, which is a hub for economic activity and the movement of people in addition to being a zone of experimentation for the smart city being sponsored by the Caisse des dépôts.
The new services should use locally-produced energy, but this energy is not free. Therefore, the solutions and services must include a balanced economic model.
Type of solutions we are seeking:
Projects must involve technically mature solutions, though they may still be in need of testing as part of a pilot project or full-scale rollout. The technical/technological solutions and business models can be at different stages of maturity (e.g. mature solutions that need help getting to the industrial development phase, or new solutions that require an initial full-scale test in situ).
To fit with the characteristics of the site, the proposed solutions and services should involve one or more of the following:
This will allow to host very varied solutions exploiting the particularities of this urban site, located in the heart of the city.
Eligibility and selection criteria
Winners will be selected based on the following criteria
Representatives of ENGIE, Nantes Métropole, the Creative Factory, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and the Banque Populaire Atlantique will sit on the selection committee.
Applications must include a description of:
You can submit this information in English or French in Word, Powerpoint or PDF format and attach it to your application form. You must also complete the "Summary" form.
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