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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Smart Microgrids for Residential Areas & Buildings Edited

The increase in energy sustainability and environmental concerns have made efficient energy utilization, sustainable living and renewables fuels essential. Smart microgrids have become a pivotal technological advancement in this respect. Smart microgrids integrate energy from various fuel sources (fossil fuels as well as renewables) and could operate in grid-connected mode as well as off-grid (or islanded) mode. This... more »

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Smart Contract Platform for Decentralized Energy Management Edited

Many cities globally are achieving energy sustainability by rapid integration of renewable energy sources - into their conventional (fossil fuel-based) energy infrastructure. Multiple local integration of renewable energy generation systems (e.g. solar/wind/geothermal) as well its associated technologies (e.g. microgrids/smart meters) add complexity to the existing power grid - making energy management challenging. High-speed... more »

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Installation of Hydronic Additive into applicable boiler systems

This submission proposes the pilot / use of hydronic additives within buildings owned and operated by the City of Calgary

Hydronic Additives are a new concept within energy management. The emergence of the EndoTherm technology has established a new market sector which looks at ways to improve the way water carries heat around a building from point source (typically a boiler but could also be a chiller, heat pump, heat... more »

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Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Scooters Edited

The creation of electric vehicles has seen the rise of smart mobility options, such as electric scooters, electric bikes, and electric boards; presented by companies like Lime and Bird, where users can rent electric scooters and bikes to travel to destinations within their cities. Calgary is no exception for this as Lime and Bird scooter companies have laid claim to our city.

While these options present a healthier energy... more »

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The Saaf web platform/app – Democratizing the residential clean

Saaf's Vision: Democratize the residential clean energy transition.

Saaf, means clear/pure in Hindi and rings true with our vision and will enable cities like Calgary to become more resilient and sustainable. Our proposed web platform/app will help residential consumers with taking action on energy efficiency retrofits.

The single largest deterrent in unlocking the potential for wider adoption of energy efficiency retrofits... more »

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Ambient Temp Neighborhood/District Low-Carbon Energy Utility

The City of Calgary would benefit from a feasibility study and pilot exploring the implementation of low-carbon ambient temperature neighborhood heating / cooling systems, either through private development or as a City-owned utility.

An ambient temperature district energy system is similar to a traditional high temperature district energy system in that energy from a centralized source is distributed to multiple buildings... more »

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Innovative Energy Solution from the City's Landfill methane Gas Edited

Challenge: Landfill garbage decomposition creates methane gas which is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG). The city's Waste and Recycling Services is expected to expand, install and operate about 40 to 50 landfill gas collection wells, to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) coming from Calgary landfills. The city of Calgary's vertical extraction wells then collect and convert this landfill methane gas to carbon... more »

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