Smarter Together Site Lyon

Country & City: 
  • France
  • Lyon
Contact Information: 
Etienne Vignali
SPL Lyon-Confluence

Lyon’s demonstration area in the SMARTER TOGETHER project is  Lyon Confluence, one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in France (150 ha – 600 000 m² existing floor area – 1.000.000 m² of new buildings) and a place of many urban innovations.

With SMARTER TOGETHER Lyon aims to:

  • Increase the quality of life of inhabitants with many different strategies: construction of comfortable and affordable dwellings and office places, convenient public spaces, easy access to the district, new services, etc..
  • Involve citizens in the redevelopment of the Lyon Confluence area, and assist inhabitants of the district to improve the comfort of their dwellings and to reduce the amount of energy consumed for the heat demand
  • Refurbish existing buildings of the Perrache/Sainte-Blandine area with a target of 550 dwellings – 35,000 m2. In addition, SPL Lyon Confluence will build a 2 MWe / 4 MWth wood-gas fired cogeneration power plant connected to the district heating and four PV systems for a total power of approx. 1 MWp.
  • Provide support to inhabitants about alternative means of transport with smart charging stands and e-vehicle car-sharing system.

In addition, another objective is to provide to the Grand-Lyon data platform new sets of dynamic data from the energy and sustainable mobility sector collected from various sources: smart power and heat meters, building energy management system, energy production systems in the area such as photovoltaic systems and the district heating power plant). These new sets of data will be used to improve existing applications or develop new ones with the aim of providing global understanding of the energy flows of the district in order to improve the urban planning process and the planning, design and operation of public infrastructure.