Dalkia combines artificial intelligence with people-powered solutions to connect local energy sources and allow cities to evolve intelligently and cleanly.
What is a smart city?
Smart cities rely on widescale development of information technology like the Internet of Things (IoT) and increasingly detailed data analysis to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and give people a sustainable living environment.
Smart cities harness the potential of local energy sources and create an intelligent, eco-friendly environment to offer new services that enhance people’s long-term well-being.
Smart city solutions: an integral part of the energy transition
Through effective energy management, smart cities enable greater energy savings along with growth in local renewable and recovered energy sources.
Smart cities thus sit at the hub of the energy transition and digital revolution. They are crucial in the campaign to combat climate change.
Dalkia’s smart thermal grids are a core component of smart cities
Maintaining the required level of comfort for people who live and work in smart cities means offsetting the everyday spikes in consumption and seasonal surges that can come during a cold snap, for instance. Heating networks and cooling networks are designed to strike a sustainable balance between the need for thermal comfort and the availability of local energy sources.
That is why Dalkia invented the smart thermal grid. Smart heating networks collect and analyse data on requirements and consumption patterns to tailor the use of renewable and recovered energies to demand in real time. The DEMix platform, which models and optimises complex energy systems, and the Local Energy Pilot developed by Dalkia, make is possible to choose the right energy source at the right time in line with user demand and market prices.
Dalkia’s smart thermal grids create cleaner urban environments and allow all city stakeholders to do more with less.