An ambitious project for Vienna known as Smart City Wien is underway that seeks to achieve “radical resource preservation” among other things. The city plans to build a new smart city in the suburb of Aspern that was once a village and later an airfield located east of the city center.
According to a story with gallery from IoT Institute, at once a construction project and a research project, the Aspern smart city initiative will make use of a smart grid, smart meters linked to a data analytics environment.
The core stakeholders on the project, other than the city of Vienna, are the utility Wien Energie, network operator Wiener Netze, and Siemens, while Teradata is managing the data analytics. Siemens is focused on energy management and implementing advanced building technology. Referring to the project as a "Smart Grid Testbed," Siemens is installing prototypes of advanced transformers and advanced smart grid technologies as part of the project.
Designed as a “city within a city,” Aspern will eventually house 20,000 inhabitants by 2030, the IoT Institute reported. Planners expect the second phase of the Aspern project to be completed by 2022.