Association of Cities - National Association of Local Authorities, in cooperation with the consulting company Tetida d.o.o. organized a webinar on energy self-sufficient urban "islands". The webinar presented interesting technological solutions for the energy transition of cities and possible modes for their digital transformation.
One of the invited lecturers was the head of LARES, prof. Mario Vašak, who presented LARES activities and basic research directions related to low-carbon cities - mathematical optimization in dynamic technical systems such as renewable energy systems, optimizing energy consumption in buildings and combining buildings within different infrastructures.
Through various projects that the laboratory has implemented or is still implementing, the professor has shown how the laboratory can help in the digital transformation of cities. You can watch the webinar (held in Croatian) at the following link, and you can download the entire presentation here.
Prof. Vašak presented the 3Smart project, within which we developed the technology for modular, hierarchical and predictive management of smart buildings in the countries of the Danube region (Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Austria).
He demonstrated a publicly available tool and video tutorials for determining the optimal size of photovoltaic systems and batteries for a building, developed within the Store4HUC project.
He also presented a tool for parameterization or planning the operation of the power2gas hub - the infrastructure in which electricity, gas, biomass, hydrogen sectors interact and enable different conversions of energy & mass depending on what is economically advantageous at the given time instant. The tool is being developed through the project.
On the infrastructure side, he demonstrated the important application of mathematical optimization to predict water consumption at different points in the water supply system, which can be combined with day-to-day decision-making, which we are developing through the H2020 project REWAISE.
Through the project, he demonstrated the ability to manage the public lighting system in cities and possible integration of different city infrastructure with additional diagnostic capabilities, with great potential for creating the foundations of smart cities.
Professor Vašak also presented the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla - a joint partner for smart city solutions, which through the student innovation program seeks to motivate students to get involved and develop their own smart city and smart agriculture solutions. As an example, he cited the AgroSPARC project aimed at advanced agriculture, which uses a series of data from agricultural areas or laboratory stations to decide how to dose nutrients to plants to obtain optimal growth results with minimal environmental footprint.
On January 26th, Croatian radio station, Radio Sljeme broadcasted an interview with 3Smart project coordinator dr. sc. Mario Vašak within their science show ''Iz svijeta znanosti''. Dr. sc. Mario Vašak hosted the show at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing to present the main objectives of the 3Smart project and to familiarize the listeners with the 3Smart concept as well as with the importance of the whole energy sustainability concept. An audio recording of the show can be reproduced by clicking on the following link: Audio
On 16th January 2017 a public presentation of the 3Smart project was held in Zagreb on the premises of University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing who is the lead partner on the project. The event attracted a significant number of participants from different sectors representing government, industry and academia. The project 3Smart is funded by the European Union through the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme.
|On January 17th, Jutarnji list, Croatian daily newspaper published an article about project 3Smart (Smart Building - Smart Grid - Smart City where the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing is the lead partner. The article highlights the importance of such a project recognizing the need for sustainable, reliable solutions for the transmission, distribution and use of energy resources and the role of the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla in this and future projects. The article can be found here.||
On January 2nd, Jutarnji list, Croatian daily newspaper published an article about 10 Croatian innovators. Among them is head of our Laboratory and coordinator of our newest project 3Smart (Smart Building - Smart Grid - Smart City) started with the beginning of the new year, Assoc. Prof. Mario Vašak. 3Smart project is recognized as one of the most promising enablers of the future smart cities and a step forward in making Zagreb a smart city. The article highlights the importance of such a project and the role of the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla in this and future projects. The article can be reached through the following link: link.
|ENHEMS-Buildings action was presented on Croatian National Television within the Eko zona show. Eko zona is a weekly TV show on ecology, sustainable development, renewable energy sources, energy savings and environmental protection. One of the objectives of the show is through review of the difficulties and problems, but also positive examples, make viewers familiar with the use of renewable energy sources and care about energy efficiency. The show was broadcasted on 11th November 2015. The related show part be reached through the link next to the text.|
|ENHEMS-Buildings action was presented on Croatian National Television within the Eko zona show. Eko zona is a weekly TV show on ecology, sustainable development, renewable energy sources, energy savings and environmental protection. One of the objectives of the show is through review of the difficulties and problems, but also positive examples, make viewers familiar with the use of renewable energy sources and care about energy efficiency. Action ENHEMS-Buildings is recognized as one of the examples of how to improve the energy efficiency of one the world’s biggest energy consumers - buildings, through the use of advanced control algorithms and consolidation between industry and science. The show was broadcasted on 3th December 2014. The related show part can be reached through the link next to the text.||
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