The European Commission has approved through its INTERREG NWE Programme a three and a half-year project “Clean Mobility and Energy for Cities” (CleanMobilEnergy - CME) to facilitate the uptake of low carbon technologies, products, processes and services in its Cities and towns that have high energy saving potential, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in North West Europe (NWE). The €7.4 million project will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities and towns by combining renewable energy sources, energy storage and the charging of EV's using an innovative energy management system, iEMS.
The EU 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets targets for cutting 40% of CO2 emissions, increasing the share of renewable energy to greater than 27% and providing at least 27% energy savings. With the above acknowledged, CME will develop an integrated approach which will contribute to reaching the target for CO2-reduction as well as the share of renewables. Presently, renewable energy resources (RES) are used inefficiently. As RES production peaks and cities’ energy consumption do not coincide, RES-installations are disconnected from the grid or energy is sold at under cost price and the use of carbon intensive energy remains, resulting in high CO2 emission. CME faces this challenge and will develop an innovative power distribution system that combines production with storage and EV-charging optimizing the use of RES and reducing CO2 emissions across the NWE region.
With your electric car [you can] directly 'refuel' at a solar park or windmill...
Peter Swart, Lead Partner and Manager of CME
The project will have its kick off meeting in the city of the lead partner, Arnhem on the 24th and 25th October 2017 with the project continuing until March 2021. Within this project, a renewable energy generation plant will be built in four locations across the NWE. Demonstration sites will be placed in the Cities of Arnhem (NL), Schwäbisch-Gmünd (DE), London (UK) and Nottingham (UK). The pilots will consist of different technological approaches at the four location locations, this will provide for better analysis and scale. All partners together will develop a system for distributing energy flows across storage, charging facilities and the net, with the current being traded at a favorable moment in time. CME will also investigate whether the different combinations in the diverse countries lead to an economically viable system. The Lead partner Arnhem will work in the project together with, Transport for London, City of Nottingham, the European Institute for Innovation – Technology, the Paris research agency IAU Ile de France, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, the British Center of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies and the European network organisations of POLIS and AVERE.
Peter Swart, Lead Partner and Manager of CleanMobilEnergy says, “With your electric car, directly 'refuel' at a solar park or windmill. That is the use of an international project, led by the municipality of Arnhem. The project investigates whether it is possible to directly combine the generation of renewable energy with the loading of electric vehicles, through storage and an energy management system. It was announced recently that the grant application for this project, CleanMobilEnergy, has been approved. The CME Kick-Off meeting today will be start of a successful and demonstrating approach for cities to meet the targets of the EU 2030 framework”.
Notes to Editors:
1. The project:
The European Commission has approved through its INTERREG NWE Programme a three and a half-year project “Clean Mobility and Energy for Cities” (CleanMobilEnergy) to facilitate the uptake of low carbon technologies, products, processes and services in sectors with high energy saving potential, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in North West Europe (NWE). The €7.4 million project will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities by combining renewable energy sources, energy storage and the charging of EV's using an innovative energy management system. CleanMobilEnergy will demonstrate that decentralised energy can be used more efficiently by using storage and a web based interoperable iEMS platform to balance supply and demand peaks thus creating better business cases to make large scale role out across the NWE economically feasible.
The CleanMobilEnergy partnership includes ten organisations from five different countries
2. The CME partners are:
City of Arnhem
POLIS – Promotion of Operational Links and Integrated Services
LIST – Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
AVERE – The European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
CENEX – Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies
TFL – Transport for London
EIfI-Tech – European Institute for Innovation – Technology
Nottingham City Council
Walvoorzieningen Nederlan IAU – Institut d’aménagement et d’urbanisme de l’île-de-France