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Countries: Italy
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Renewable energy (SDG 7.2)
Progress to Date: NA Optimise the use of energy, environmental, economic and IT resources
Services Needed: Information technology (IT) support
Desired Partner: Other
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2010  »  Ongoing
Project Website: ungc-production.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/attachments/cop_2...
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Dependence on water-intensive energy sources
Additional Benefits: Other
Beneficiaries: Manufacturers
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: Between $50,000 - $100,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: corporate
Project Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of technical resources
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 85%

Project Overview

1. The aim of the project is to create a technological infrastructure to gather the services for the city in a single point, to optimise the use of energy, environmental, economic and IT resources. After the construction of the first outdoor prototype and its experimentation in the municipality of Castel Bolognese which started in October 2018, in 2019 the second prototype called PUNTOnet waste was built: an automated separate municipal waste collection center 2. The PUNTOne…

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1. The aim of the project is to create a technological infrastructure to gather the services for the city in a single point, to optimise the use of energy, environmental, economic and IT resources. After the construction of the first outdoor prototype and its experimentation in the municipality of Castel Bolognese which started in October 2018, in 2019 the second prototype called PUNTOnet waste was built: an automated separate municipal waste collection center 2. The PUNTOnet waste system can be integrated with other infrastructures such as bus shelters, bicycle shelters, e-bike recharging stations, and with technological totems. This modularity enables the integrated provision of multiple smart services 3. Smart cities: Environmental sensors: The sensor network that monitors the main air quality parameters installed in the municipality of Castel Bolognese collected data on an hourly basis throughout 2019. These data show a seasonal variability linked to both climatic factors and human activities. In order to understand in detail the weight of each emission source (heating and traffic) in the urban environment, the data collected were processed with weather data, road traffic data and energy consumption data using advanced machine learning techniques.

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Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Dependence on water-intensive energy sources
Project Benefits: Other
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Manufacturers
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: Between $50,000 - $100,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: Corporate funding
Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of technical resources

Project Narrative

In 2019, the Hera Group invested about Euro 78 million (+25% compared to 2018) in innovation and digitalisation, a figure that is part of the total investments aimed at creating shared value (see the section on Shared Value in the "Sustainability, Strategy and Shared Value" chapter), Euro 78 million was invested by the Group for innovation. Specifically, in order of size, the Group invested approximately Euro 39.0 million for Utility 4.0 projects. Euro 33.7 million in smart city initiatives (including investments for the installation of electronic gas meters); Euro 4.7 million in innovative circular economy initiatives, and Euro 0.6 million in projects aimed at improving the customer experience.

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Hera (Holding Energia Risorse Ambiente, Energy Resource Environment Holdings) is a multiutility company based in Bologna, Italy. Hera operates in the distribution of gas, water, energy, and waste disposal in the provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Ravenna, Rimini, Pesaro … Learn More

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