Smart Altitude webinar series

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The "Smart Altitude Webinar Series" consists of 5 webinars that share best practices and tools for implementing low-carbon measures in Alpine ski areas

Event schedule

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11:00 — 11:45
Webinar #1 - About the Smart Altitude Project: the first seminar presents the Smart Altitude Project and the six-steps approach for dealing with climate change in Alpine ski resorts. Adaptation and mitigation strategies will be discussed. The Smart Altitude Online toolkit will be presented as a main resource for guiding ski-resort operators and local policy-makers in developing low-carbon measures.
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11:00 — 12:00
Webinar #2 - Renewable energy and sustainable mobility The second webinar offers an overview of the integration of renewable energy and sustainable mobility in Alpine ski areas. The first part presents the different renewable energy systems (RES), focusing on solar (thermal and PV), wind, hydroelectric, geothermic and biomass. Alternative methods to artificial snow production using RES are described. The second part discusses energy storage systems (ESS) as integrators between energy demand and renewable energy production. The final part focuses on transport facilities, particularly on recharging and refueling infrastructure for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Finally, the use of these special vehicles in ski resort operations (eg. electric and hydrogen snow-groomers) is presented.
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Webinar #3 - Energy Management System The third webinar presents the necessary steps to consider for building an Integrated Energy Management System (IEMS) for a ski operator. The first part identifies the main components to be included in the IEMS such as ski lifts, artificial snow production systems, snow groomers, indoor space heating of operational buildings, weather conditions and skiers data. The second part describes the sensors and communication systems to use for an adequate IEMS. An application/technology matrix for the monitoring systems is presented. Finally, the examples of the IEMS implemented in the Living Labs of Les Orres, Madonna di Campiglio and Verbier are presented.
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11:00 — 12:00
Webinar #4 - Smart Grid The fourth webinar aims at presenting Smart Grid models for maximizing GHG reduction, economic impact and stakeholder benefits at the level of a community of energy consumers and producers. The general characteristics of smart grids will be presented in the first part, focusing on shared models that allow stakeholders to measure the economic and environmental impact of such technologies and to be fully engaged in the process. The second part will detail the practical conditions of deployment in the field: expectations, issues at stake, obstacles to be removed and prospects for development in mountain resorts and territories, based on some examples such as pilot deployment in Southern France (Nice grid) and Les Orres.
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11:00 — 12:00
Webinar #5 - Value creation through low-carbon innovation

Smart Altitude is a European Interreg project that aims at developing and implementing new solutions and policies to improve the use of energy in Alpine ski resorts. The Smart Altitude’s approach integrates Key Performance Indicators, monitoring systems and Energy Management Systems to support decision-makers in Alpine ski resorts in adopting low-carbon measures.

The “Smart Altitude Webinar Series” is a set of 5 webinars that share best practices, experience and tools for planning, implementing and optimizing low-carbon measures in Alpine ski resorts and territories. The webinars aim at engaging potential replicators over the Alpine Space in order to make a step forward in climate change approaches for winter tourism.

Registration is public and free of charge. Participants will receive the Google Meet link to join the webinar in the registraton confirmation.


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