The City of Alba Iulia (RO) hosted the 4th LOCARBO project event on 7-8 September.

On the 1st day, a Stakeholder Café gathered representatives from the Regio Local Development Agency, the ALEA Alba Local Energy Agency and the City Hall. These entities presented projects developed in the municipality, namely related to the implementation of nZeb buildings and smart public lightning and with the development of apps that, among others, allow citizens to report incidents to the City Hall. Of particular note is the Alba Iulia Smart City 2018 project, under which private companies apply to test their smart city solutions in Alba Iulia, with their own funding.

A guided site visit was carried out to a public transport company using an innovative system to increased power efficiency at fuel economy filtering and to three public institutions (the Dorin Pavel Technical College, an elderly home and a day center for the elderly) where Solar PV Panels were implemented with the support of European funds, producing at least 50% of these buildings’ energy needs.

After that, a Good Practice Fair took place and each partner presented the collected good practices related with TP3 “Innovative Smart Technologies”, including temperature, humidity, brightness and energy consumption smart monitoring systems and databases, a smart street lighting control system and a hybrid solution (PV + active water cooling) that prevents the heating of the solar cells and its effectiveness loss.

In addition, the state-of-art of thematic deliverables was discussed, focusing on the action plans.

The 2nd day was dedicated to the discussion of financial and communication issues.