“NATIONAL PLAN OF INTELLIGENT TERRITORIES. A strategy for a “smart Spain” that seeks to maximize the opportunities offered by the proper use of digital platforms to provide better public services in the city and in rural areas, and where Letter Engineers has much to offer”
Energy Efficiency: the starting point of an Intelligent Territory
Since 2007, European 20/20/20 targets were established:
- 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (in relation to 1990 levels)
- 20% renewable energy in the EU
- 20% improvement in energy efficiency
In Spain, there have been multiple strategies and announcements, focused on the Energy Efficiency of our towns and cities, since consuming more efficiently helps us to achieve the targets and we also contribute to reduce our Carbon Footprint.
“We have a common challenge: to plan, manage and govern our cities in a sustainable way, maximizing economic opportunities and minimizing environmental damage”
All this has given way to the use of digital platforms able to manage efficiently:
- ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF PUBLIC LIGHTING
- EFFICIENT WATER CONSUMPTION IN THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM OF PARKS AND GARDENS.
- EFFICIENT ROUTES IN WASTE MANAGEMENT
- INTELLIGENT ROUTES IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT
hence, the goal of transforming traditional cities into “SMART CITY”.
To make all of us much clearer, a Smart city is a sustainable and innovative city, since it uses Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and other means to improve decision-making, the efficiency of operations, the provision of urban services and their competitiveness.
Although it is many steps to go in parallel in Spain it has unveiled NATIONAL PLAN OF TERRITORIES INTELLIGENT, which is part of the digital strategy for Intelligent Spain and it is aligned with the described context and target of the Smart City.
What is a Smart Territory?
The term intelligent territory comes after the peculiarity of our cities and our environment, since the city must be treated as an entity whose boundaries go beyond proper limits. All this is because our cities are included in a much larger area connected to other nearby municipalities.
Another new feature included in this National Plan is the integration of strategy in our rural areas, with the approach of developing a policy named SMART VILLAGES. And it is that 82.8% of the Spanish municipalities are rural and they occupy 72.8% of the total area of the country.
What role does Letter Engineers in the development of Intelligent Territories?
Since the beginning in 2013, LETTER INGENIEROS has opted for technological innovation as an intelligent solution in the energy management of a city or town.
Our team is not only made up of engineers and environmentalists who are experts in energy efficiency, but also supported by the management platforms developed by our Innovation and Development department, composed of computer engineers and experts in the development of applications.
This is the case, for example, of the EFILUX intelligent management platform, which allows the visualization and search of lighting inventory as well as energy management and maintenance.
This platform has been developed with the latest technology to work quickly and efficiently, with a simple, intuitive and clean interface. It also allows to visulise absolutely all the characteristics of any point of light, control center or part of the installation as well as to manage the electronic invoices and to locate disagreements.
Being a management platform of own development allows us to adapt it to the needs of each customer, being functional for another type of management, such as: EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF IRRIGATION OF PARKS AND GARDENS, among other functions.
The proposed Telemanagement and Energy Efficiency system will allow a complete management of the maintenance from the control center as well as from the work posts of the maintenance staff, both in their facilities and on the street.
Letter Ingenieros is committed to the smart development of our cities and rural environments as the only solution to sustainable development.