Real-time dynamic display of energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction in public information platforms
The real-time dynamic display of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, performed by the four Smart Altitude Living Labs, has been realized in a public information platform. Each Living Lab is equipped with monitoring systems, relating to the operation of the infrastructures (snow production, snow grooming, ski lifts, operational buildings), the presence of skiers, climatic conditions, etc. These monitoring systems allow on the one hand the analysis and optimization of operating conditions, on the other the evaluation of energy consumption from which to deduce the efficiency achieved by the introduction of new technologies, the degree of integration of renewable sources, the GHG emission reduction. This work allows to validate the activities carried out in the four Living Labs. The reductions in energy consumption and GHG emissions are shown on a seasonal basis, with reference to the 3 winter seasons affected by the Smart Altitude project (2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021). The public information platform for viewing this data is represented by the Smart Altitude Online Toolkit, in the dedicated monitoring page (https://smartaltitude.eu/tools/monitor/). In particular, the reductions made by a specific mitigation action, compared to a previous situation or a technological standard, are detailed. Each Living Lab is responsible for providing the data. Despite the monitoring systems of the 4 Living Labs are of medium/high quality, it was not possible to show real quantitative results because they are still in the analysis phase. The work was therefore limited to % estimates, with the commitment to show quantitative results by the end of the project. The four Living Labs are particularly active in various actions to improve energy efficiency and decarbonisation, therefore reductions in energy consumption and GHG emissions are expected up to 20% and 25% respectively, between the start and the end of the project.
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