Pollutec 2012: presentation of 4 experimental trials to be seen on the Greater Lyon stand

27 November 2012

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Pollutec trade fair (International exhibition of environmental equipment, technologies and services), held from 27th to 30th November 2012 at Eurexpo, Greater Lyon, on its stand, displayed 4 trials taking place in the region that aim to encourage the sustainable well-being of its citizens.

The intelligent captors project

This project is to install wireless captors in the road to anticipate and optimise salting operations in winter the challenge being to lessen the amount of salt used and to use it at precisely the right moment.

The cleaning and roads departments of Great Lyon have created an experimental trial in partnership with a young Lyon business Hikob that aims to optimise "winter viability" operations, (limit salt consumption and keep costs down by optimising human resources and materials).

It consists of installing captors in roads to measure the temperature/humidity/dew point of the road in order to compare these measurements with the data from meteorological modelling. 9 captor sites have been planned with about 60 captors.

The trials will take place during the winter of 2012-2013 with the results expected by March 2013.

The project is to be presented during the sustainable city forum on Tuesday 27th November 2012 from 10.00 to 11.15 (Hall 4 - Aisle H - Stand 167)

The tactile tablet project designed to optimise the maintenance of the rainwater and sewage network

From December 2012 the management of the Greater Lyon Water Service will have tablets available (digital terminal) which will enable staff to download information (malfunctions, problems that have come to light) while they are monitoring the pipe network and the sewers, and all of this directly on site. This will enable staff  to download information with clear geographical precision.

They will then be able to analyse the data which will give them precise details of the malfunction discovered and analyse the state of the equipment.

Over time this digital management of the network will simplify monitoring management and allow work to be done in the right location in a timely manner.

Optimod'Lyon, optimising the mobility of people and goods

As part of a call for projects on the subject of urban mobility launched by the ADME in January 2011, Greater Lyon gathered a team of 12 partners in order to work on the Optimod'Lyon project.

Optimod'Lyon's objective is to improve the mobility of people and goods by relying on three key components:

  • an integrated approach to the transportation of passengers and urban freight;
  • the development of services based on ITS (intelligent transport systems);
  • the development of an innovation policy in partnership with the private sector.

The putting together of these three components will allow for the development of an all systems information platform which will be able to gather, in one place, all mobility data from the area (map networking theoretical time, real time, projected times one hour ahead, air quality etc.). This platform will be the cornerstone of trials of innovative ITS services for travellers and freight handlers by 2014:

  • the testing of traffic projections one hour ahead, a first in Europe, will allow for optimisation of the conurbation's management system for 1,500 crossroads with lights which ensures priority for public transport and the free flow of road traffic;
  • the development of an all modes navigator, in real time, on a mobile telephone, which will be a first in Europe and doubtless at a world level;
  • the testing of a tool for the optimisation of freight journeys and a tool for the guiding of urban freight on a mobile by urban freight operators.

This project with a budget of 6.93 million euros over 3 years will generate 83 million euros in turnover by 2020, for an expected subsidy of 3.33 million euros, a considerable leverage effect.

The project  is to be presented during the sustainable city forum on Wednesday 28th November 2012 from 09.30 to 10.15 (Hall 4 - Aisle H - Stand 167).

The "Lyon Smart Community" demonstrator project

The "Lyon Smart Community" demonstrator project in the new Lyon Confluence neighbourhood, is based on a collaboration between Greater Lyon and NEDO, the Japanese Environment and Energy Management Agency, supported by over 30 partners (of which 22 are French businesses). The project should allow for the testing of the technology and the economic model of a smartgrid integrated into an intelligent neighbourhood including three particularly innovative experiences:

  • the construction of a set of intelligent buildings with positive energy which should ensure the generation, storage and management of all the energy needed for the whole complex,
  • the implementation and demonstration of an energy management system (electricity from photovoltaic panels) in real time for a fleet of electric vehicles for shared use by businesses in the neighbourhood,
  • the demonstration of a system to monitor domestic consumption of electricity, gas and water paying particular attention to the detailed measurement of electricity consumption in the 275 social housing units in the neighbourhood.

All the energy data gathered in these trials, along with other data from the quarter will be consolidated into a real-time energy management system on a neighbourhood scale.

Greater yon has become the first European region to trial this kind of solution on such a large scale, giving Lyon Confluence a head start in applying sustainable solutions.

The project  was the subject of a press conference on 27 November 2012 at 09.30 on the Greater Lyon stand.

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Greater Lyon on its stand demonstrated Greater Lyon's know-how in the area of urban services and environmental excellence over the whole of its territory.