4. Data management platform & smart services
The general objectives regarding the topic of data management platform and smart services and data can be described as follows:
- Increase the number of available datasets
- Stimulate a proper understanding of how infrastructure is used
- Generate an ecosystem of development partners
Based on the increasing number of gathered data sets and possible new information derived, new services and applications, serving citizens and infrastructure needs, can be developed. Moreover interdependencies between several domains and related problems – e.g. energy production and consumption – not known in advance might be figured out. Challenges regarding external drivers e.g. policy, governance and external events can be better understood and therefore be addressed.
The expected output concerns the realization of urban data platforms and integration of data from infrastructure components, e.g. building management systems, renewable sources (RES) production sites, traffic and mobility management systems (car/e-bike sharing) creates a comprehensive collection of data for the various domains affected within the project.
Based on this data more suitable information, e.g. applications for end users and key performance indicators regarding the particular measures realized within the project demonstration areas, are created. These direct measures will have indirect societal benefits for citizens, public authorities and other local actors including new business opportunities, lower energy bills in the demonstration districts, citizen-driven data strategies and improved co-creation capacity on local level.
The main categories of data gathered and stored within the city urban data platforms are:
- Building energy monitoring data (refurbishment)
- Electric Car sharing (usage frequency, distances, battery capacity, etc.)
- Electrical and thermal heat grid data (electricity, heat flows, etc.)
- RES sites (PV/ST energy generated, energy transferred to grid, etc.)
Considering the given general objectives, individual objectives have been identified for Lyon. Therefore, low- and hi-tech smart city solutions should be deployed in the Lyon-Confluence area, focusing on:
- Performance of new buildings
- Performance of refurbished buildings
- Information about energy consumption
- Monitoring use and production of energy in Lyon-Confluence
- Monitoring the electric vehicle system