Toshiba to Start of Smart Community Demonstration Project in Lyon France
Toshiba and Toshiba Solutions have been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as lead contractors for a Smart Community demonstration project in central Lyon, France’s second largest city. The project will start in January next year and run through to the end of March 2016 and has a value of approximately 5 billion yen. Lyon Confluence is a major project to redevelop a former industrial and transportation hub on the lower end of the peninsular formed by the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers in central Lyon. The scope of the project is making the project a showcase for advanced technologies.
Under the NEDO project, Toshiba and Toshiba Solutions will deliver key technologies in four areas, based on Toshiba’s Smart Community concept and Smart Grid technologies: the achievement of Positive Energy Buildings (PEB); remote monitoring and management of photovoltaic power generation for an electric vehicle charging system; home energy management; and a network to integrate and support Smart Community management. The two companies have already successfully completed a feasibility study for this comprehensive project and will now bring it to fruition.