The London Borough of Greenwich have adopted the use of digital twin in an effort to improve their use of energy in a more sustainable way.
The system has been evaluating the impact in financial and CO2 savings over 50 days.
The operation is part of the EU ‘Sharing Cities’ programme, which is focused on the sharing of good practices between cities across Europe.
“Using a digital twin provides the benefit of being able to do a design and test it before making all of the investments at ground level,” said Victor Sellwood, Senior Consultant in power technologies at Siemens, who were involved in the project.
“We can do all the simulations and begin to build up a picture of the impacts.”
Using a digital twin provides the benefit of being able to do a design and test it before making all of the investments at ground level,
Discoveries made as a result of the project include the specific energy challenges that the location would need to consider. Any benefits and their beneficiaries would need to be identified and the information requirements are yet to be defined.
Recently, Dijon in France have launched the OnDijon smart city project which is predicted to help save 65% of the city's energy usage over the next 12 years.
This project involves remotely managing urban equipment of all of the metropolis’ 23 municipalities from a connected control centre.