Technology

Limours living lab – the Smart City showcase for rural and peri-urban towns
Les factures eau, gaz, électricité font partie des principaux postes de dépenses des communes notamment de taille moyenne. La baisse des aides de l’Etat les incite à trouver des moyens afin de mieux maîtriser ces consommations, sans procéder au renouvellement complet des parcs, mais en installant des capteurs sur des compteurs existants.
 
Limours, commune de 6700 habitants située dans l’Essonne, a souhaité mettre en place la solution O-CELL permettant la visualisation au quotidien des consommations de ses bâtiments communaux, sans toutefois investir dans une solution coûteuse à installer et à...
Water, gas and electricity bills are among the main items of expenditure for municipalities, particularly those of medium size. The decline in state aid encourages them to find ways to better control such consumption, without proceeding to the complete renewal of their infrastructure, but by installing sensors on existing meters.
 
Limours, a municipality of 6700 inhabitants located in Essonne (France), wanted to set up the OCELL solution allowing the daily visualisation of the consumptions of municipal buildings, without investing in an expensive solution to install and maintain facilities maladapted to the needs of a small peri-urban municipality.
Seizeing the opportunities of the new "third industrial revolution" model in urban renewal projects
Dans l’histoire récente, des révolutions industrielles se sont produites lorsque se sont conjuguées de nouvelles sources d’énergie et de nouveaux moyens de communication. Après la 1ère révolution industrielle à la fin du XIXème siècle issue de l’invention de la machine à vapeur et de l’exploitation du charbon, après la 2ème révolution industrielle d’après-guerre née de l’usage généralisé de l’électricité, du pétrole, du téléphone et de la télévision, nous sommes entrés dans la troisième révolution industrielle des énergies renouvelables et des technologies numériques.
 
Telle est la théorie élaborée...
In recent history, industrial revolutions have occurred when new sources of energy and new means of communication have come together. After the first industrial revolution at the end of the 19th century resulting from the invention of the steam engine and the exploitation of coal, and after the second post-war industrial revolution born from the widespread use of electricity, oil, telephone and television, we entered the third industrial revolution of renewable energies and digital technologies.
 
Such is the theory elaborated by American economist Jeremy Rifkin. Finding a particular echo in the north of France, given the economic, social and environmental legacy of the past century, this third industrial revolution has become a unifying vision for the future. Called "rev3" in the Hauts-de-France, this model is based on:
 
  • Renewable energies
  • Energy storage
  • Internet of energy and digital technologies
  • Positive energy buildings
  • Innovative mobilities
  • Circular economy
  • Economy of functionality
  • Energy sobriety
With the aim of preserving the environment while developing employment, this new model finally goes beyond industry alone and also questions the way cities are designed and regions developed.
 
In neighbourhoods identified today as requiring urban renewal, this rev3 is fully consistent with the objectives pursued.
The planning and development agency of the Flanders-Dunkirk region (AGUR), in partnership with the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France, has thus produced a series of notebooks that can be mobilised as resources devoted to the incorporation of rev3 in urban renewal projects, like the projects carried out by the Urban Council of Dunkirk.
ARTELIA white paper on Smart Cities
Ce Livre Blanc s’adresse à tous les publics, et en particulier aux acteurs clés de la Ville, qui souhaitent connaître les enjeux de la Smart City et les clés de la ville intelligente. Il est le fruit d’un travail collaboratif entre les différents secteurs d’activité d’ARTELIA, groupe international multidisciplinaire de conseil, d’ingénierie et de management de projet dans les secteurs de la construction, des infrastructures, de l’industrie, de l’eau et de l’environnement. A travers cet ouvrage, ARTELIA partage ses références, son expertise et ses retours d’expérience tout en décrivant son offre de service pour accompagner les porteurs...
This white paper is for all audiences - and more particularly for the city’s stakeholders - who wish to learn about the challenges and solutions to the Smart City.
It stems from collaborative work within ARTELIA’s different industries - an international, multidisciplinary consulting group, working on engineering and project management in the building, infrastructure, water and environment industry sectors.
Throughout this publication, ARTELIA shares its references, its expertise and feedback learnings, while describing its service offer to support project owners.
Implementation of geographic information solutions for Lyonnaise des Eaux Casablanca
Le projet concerne le déploiement d’une solution d’informatique et d’information géographique de très grande envergure avec un niveau d’exigence à la hauteur des enjeux des missions confiées à la LYDEC.
En effet, depuis le 1er août 1997, la LYDEC, filiale de Suez, assure pour une durée de 30 ans la gestion déléguée de la distribution d’électricité, d’eau potable et du service d’assainissement pour plus de 4 millions d’habitants de la Région du Grand Casablanca.
LYDEC compte 3 250 employés avec un Chiffre d'Affaires de 375 millions d’euros. En 2007, LYDEC a choisi Altereo pour la fourniture et le déploiement d...
The project concerns the deployment of a very large-scale IT and geographical information solution with a level of requirements that matches the mission challenges entrusted to LYDEC.
Since 1 August 1997, LYDEC, a subsidiary of Suez, has been providing delegated management of electricity, drinking water and sanitation services for more than 4 million inhabitants of the Greater Casablanca Region for a period of 30 years.
 
LYDEC has 3250 employees with a turnover of 375 million euros. In 2007, LYDEC chose Altereo to supply and deploy GIS applications for Water, Sanitation, Electricity and Public Lighting in fullweb mode.

It is the largest business GIS on the African continent with 600 users and a seamless migration from the legacy system.
Implementation of a GIS to modernise drinking water management in Nha Trang city
Nha Trang, ville balnéaire extrêmement touristique, est la capitale de la province de Khanh Hoa. Ce projet a lieu dans le cadre du mémorandum, signé en juin 2007 par les gouvernements français et vietnamien, pour promouvoir la coopération technique et technologique entre les deux pays.
 
Le projet doit conduire à l’amélioration de la performance du service d’eau potable, à la fois dans l’exploitation quotidienne et dans la gestion à long terme de ses réseaux, à travers la création d'une cellule opérationnelle pour l'exploitation du Système d'Information Géographique (SIG).
 
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Nha Trang, an extremely touristy seaside town, is the capital of the province of Khanh Hoa. This project is organised as part of the memorandum signed in June 2007 by the French and Vietnamese governments to promote technical and technological cooperation between the two countries.
 
The project should lead to an improvement in the performance of the drinking water service, both in its daily operation and in the long-term management of its networks, through the creation of an operational unit for managing the Geographic Information System (GIS).
 
The deployment of GIS will lead to economic gains in the management of the service, in particular through:
· Improved service operation, thanks to a precise knowledge of the infrastructures;
· Better control of leaks and network performance;
· Optimised network extension or renewal investments, thanks to the development of an asset strategy.
 
This project thus helps modernise the management of services and moves the governance towards financial independence, service performance and responsibility towards users, as called for by the Vietnamese government in its two decrees of 2007.
This mission consisted of a detailed study which helped establish an optimised network renewal programme. The study was based on the application, for the first time on the Asian Continent, of the exclusive "SIROCO" methodology and expert system, a product of Altereo's innovation.
In one click, discover the energy balance of your region!
Cela ne fait plus débat. Pour répondre à l’enjeu du réchauffement climatique, nous devons décarboner nos villes, nos quartiers, nos projets, notre mobilité.C’est ainsi que nous réduirons nos émissions de CO2 et préparerons un avenir soutenable.
 
Conscient que cette grille de lecture est parfois difficile à obtenir, EDF a conçu un module en ligne qui permet de générer un premier bilan énergétique d’un territoire et d’identifier son potentiel « bas carbone ».
 
En un clic, les décideurs locaux peuvent découvrir le bilan énergétique de leur territoire, connaître...
It’s no longer a matter of debate. To meet the challenge of global warming, we need to decarbonise our cities, our neighbourhoods, our projects and our mobility, which is how we will reduce our CO2 emissions and prepare for a sustainable future.
 
Aware that this reading grid is sometimes difficult to obtain, EDF has designed an online module that generates an initial energy balance for a region and identifies its "low carbon" potential.
 
In just one click, local decision-makers can find out the energy balance for their area, check out its CO2 emissions - whether they result from mobility or the presence of industries, for example - and also discover the potential for Renewable Energy: depending on the region, the solutions to be considered are not always the same so it’s important to understand and know a region in order to make best use of it.
 
The "online energy balance" is a tool that can improve knowledge and strengthen the expertise of communities. It allows us to observe uses, potentially prioritise projects, optimise them, etc.
 
The energy issue is a lever for "acting locally" and "responding globally" to the challenge of global warming: it must therefore be central to the ambition of elected representatives and the administration within their region.
 
By logging on to https://www.edf.fr/collectivites and using their post code, everyone can now discover the priority action levers to be implemented.
 
This tool is aimed at all local decision-makers, whether they administer a large city, a medium-sized town or a rural town.
Implementation of professional GIS for the Phnom Penh water authority
Dans le cadre du projet « Greater Phnom Penh Water Supply System » (« PPWSA »), Phnom Penh a souhaité restructurer et augmenter la performance de son service d’eau. En pleine mutation, elle voit son nombre d'abonnés augmenter de 15 à 20 000 par an. Il lui est donc indispensable de se doter d’un SIG capable, notamment, de structurer sa connaissance patrimoniale.
Lors de la fourniture de la solution de Système d’Information Géographique (SIG) « KIS », Altereo informatique devait veiller à :
· La définition d'un modèle de données SIG ainsi que la migration des données descriptives existantes
· La...
As part of the "Greater Phnom Penh Water Supply System" ("PPWSA") project, Phnom Penh wished to restructure and increase the performance of its water service. In the midst of a major transformation, the number of subscribers is increasing by 15 000 to 20 000 a year. It is therefore essential to have a GIS capable, in particular, of structuring its asset knowledge.
 
When supplying the Geographic Information System (GIS) solution "KIS", Altereo Informatique had to ensure:
· The definition of a GIS data model and the migration of existing descriptive data
· Reorganisation/creation of the processes revolving around the GIS in the different departments of the company
· The creation and provision of a mobile app, background maps, GPS equipment and assistance in mapping the location of the 285 000 clients and the network facilities
· Training of users, administrators and contributors.
 
KIS, enriched with its AEP module, now provides PPWSA with a "drinking water" business toolbox, ranging from the operation of the network topology (routes, simulation of valve closures, etc) to the management of business processes (management of complaints and interventions, leak management, etc) or an interface for representing mapping data from the monitoring of sub-metering.
 
Its Administration module offers a simple, ergonomic tool for modelling and integrating data, managing users and setting up applications, forms and workflow. It also allows the system to evolve to meet new needs or to exchange information with third-party applications in a variety of formats.
SUEZ supports local authorities to improve air quality
Chaque année, la pollution atmosphérique coûte 100 milliards d’euros à l’échelle de la France. Les enjeux liés à l’air sont multiples et SUEZ apporte des solutions adaptées pour :
  • Limiter les nuisances olfactives et contribuer au confort des riverains et à l’attractivité des territoires ;
  • Lutter contre la pollution atmosphérique et préserver la santé publique ;
  • Limiter les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et s’engager contre le réchauffement climatique.
Pour faire face à ce défi, le Groupe a décidé d’investir dans la conception, le développement et l’...
Every year, air pollution costs 100 billion euros in France. There are many issues related to air and SUEZ provides adapted solutions to:
  • Limit odour nuisance and contribute to the comfort of local residents and the attractiveness of the area;
  • Tackle air pollution and protect public health;
  • Limit greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming.
To meet this challenge, the Group has decided to invest in the design, development and operation of innovative air treatment solutions, in France and internationally, such as:
  • The installation of micro-sensors in Santiago de Chile in the heart of the famous "Paseo Bandera" pedestrian street to monitor and analyse air quality (PM 2.5, NOx, CO2, VOC, etc) and monitor public policies in this area;
  • The "IP'Air" experiment, in collaboration with the RATP in Paris, to capture fine particles (PM10 and PM2.5) using a positive ionisation system in underground railway enclosures;
  • The installation of carbon sinks in partnership with Fermentalg, in urban and industrial environments, to transform air pollution into green energy thanks to the power of microalgae combined with the principle of photosynthesis.
Dunkirk, creative energy to reduce air pollution
Dunkerque est le 3e port Français et un pôle industriel majeur.  La Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque mène un ambitieux projet de transformation du territoire : « Dunkerque, l’énergie créative » mettra en place une symbiose territoriale urbaine et industrialo-portuaire à impact positif sur l’environnement au travers de 4 axes stratégiques : qualité de l’air, écologie industrielle et territoriale, transition énergétique et intelligence territoriale.
 
SUEZ a accompagné ce projet dès son origine et se positionne particulièrement sur la problématique de la qualité de l’air. Pour la...
Dunkirk is France's 3rd largest port and a major industrial centre.  The Urban Community of Dunkirk is carrying out an ambitious project to transform the region: "Dunkerque, l'énergie créative" (Dunkirk, creative energy) will set up a regional urban and industrial-port symbiosis with a positive impact on the environment through 4 strategic axes: air quality, industrial and regional ecology, energy transition and regional intelligence.
 
SUEZ has supported this project from the outset and is particularly focused on the issue of air quality. For the first time in France, a complete solution aimed at significantly reducing air pollution will be implemented, with very ambitious objectives such as going from more than 30 days/year of exceeding the threshold to 0 in 2027, while retaining or even attracting new industrial enterprises. This objective will be achieved by investing in innovative solutions, particularly for the capture of polluting emissions or processing recovered dust.
Angers Loire Métropole, towards an intelligent region
Avec 7 000 emplois et 900 entreprises générant 1,3 milliard d’euros de chiffre d’affaires dans le domaine de l’électronique et du numérique, Angers Loire Métropole (ALM) a obtenu le label French Tech en 2015.
 
Pour enrichir le quotidien des citoyens et le rendre plus simple, plus intelligent, plus harmonieux, ALM poursuit sa transformation vers un territoire intelligent. Pour devenir le modèle français en la matière, Angers Loire Métropole a choisi le groupement piloté par ENGIE Solutions, marque du Groupe leader de la transition zéro carbone associé à SUEZ, La Poste et au Groupe VYV....
With 7000 jobs and 900 companies generating €1.3 billion in turnover in the electronics and digital sector, Angers Loire Métropole (ALM) was awarded the French Tech label in 2015.
 
To enrich the daily life of citizens and make it simpler, smarter and more harmonious, ALM continues its transformation towards an intelligent region. To become the French model in this area, Angers Loire Métropole has chosen the consortium led by ENGIE Solutions, the Group's leading brand in the zero-carbon transition associated with SUEZ, La Poste and the VYV Group.
 
The aim is to use digital technology to accelerate the ecological transition of the region and improve its attractiveness, optimise the organisation of public services and ensure more efficient management of resources, and finally, to facilitate and improve inhabitants’ daily lives.
 
The complementarity of expertise within the consortium led by ENGIE, the installation of sensors and renovations should lead to 66% energy savings on public lighting by 2025, a 20% reduction in the energy consumption of the city's buildings, smoother, easier traffic flows and a 30% reduction in water consumption for public watering.
 
SUEZ will enhance existing tools (sensors, communicating water meters, etc) to optimise the performance of water and wastewater, waste and sanitation services and green spaces. At stake: real-time control of water quality, reduction of fly tipping or optimisation of waste collection rounds.