A Future City, a Smart City

Limerick is using innovative approaches and technology to create solutions to some of todays contemporary energy requirements and challenges. Rosie Webb of Limerick City and County Council discusses the successes and challenges of leading this H2020 Lighthouse Smart City project.

This project, in close collaboration with Trondheim in Norway and seven follower cities, has reached implementation stage. Terry Connolly of European Projects Lead, Limerick City and County Council, Roisin Mc Cormac of GKinetic, Aoife Gallaher of ESB Innovation, and Evaldas Simonis of Smart MPower discuss their ongoing involvement in the project and give a brief overview of what this year has entailed.

From Smart meters and monitoring the demand for energy to working with both local and national organisations to scope balancing that demand with a supply of clean green energy. Introducing Vehicle to Grid capability in the heart of Limerick's Georgian District, and once again harnessing the power of the river. These are just some of the innovative elements that this interagency team are working on to combat climate issues and create a sustainable positive energy city.