The city of Smolyan is very happy to announce that in December 2022 it became one of the beneficiaries in the 4th call of the European City Facility (EUCF) grant.
The main objective of the proposed project is to expand the concept of PEBs that have been developed during the implementation of the +CityxChange project, and to create a Positive Energy District (PED) encompassing the administrative centre of the city, the Cultural Complex and the surrounding residential area. The concept includes introducing EE measures and RES for self-consumption, as well as possible P2P trading in a large number of public and residential buildings within the city. It also includes a feasibility study for Smart Grid development and implementation, and the transition to Green City Mobility.
If fully realized, the project is expected to achieve a CO2 emission reduction of 35499.36 t CO2eq/year, total energy savings of 83.260 GWh/y and energy production from RES of 22.2 GWh/y. In addition, the project will improve the urban environment and revitalize the area and will strengthen the relationship between local communities, businesses and institutions.