Cities can inspire each other with stories of progress and positive results. Our insights are aligned to the three Expo 2020 Dubai themes of Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity. Discover ways a city can improve air quality, speed up transport and improve the comfort and safety for society.

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The air necessities

In recent years Taipei has taken action to cut carbon emissions with a smart grid energy management system connected to its IoT network.

Sensors, meters and other physical devices distributed across Taipei link the IoT network to the smart grid, providing constant feedback which allow suppliers to detect issues and respond to user needs. Consumer benefits include more stable supply of energy during surges and cheaper prices for customers who reduce energy use during peak hours. According to some estimates this could lead to a 3.9% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Air quality sensors integrated into the smart grid could provide consistent and trustworthy data on carbon emissions and other polluting activities.

Taipei has the potential to use its existing IoT network to mitigate the effects of air pollution. Industrial power plants, scooter transport and even religious rituals are all significant domestic sources of pollution from particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. Air quality sensors integrated into the smart grid could provide consistent and trustworthy data on carbon emissions and other polluting activities. This would provide the private sector with a transparent data source to help them keep track of emissions and enforce industry standards. Consumers would be able to track measurements and modify their activities to take advantage of better and worse days.


Taiwan’s electricity power generation mix, 2018

Source: Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Taipei in numbers

3.9%
Reduction in carbon emissions greenhouse gas emissions estimated from transition to smart grid
20%
Renewable energy target by 2025

Source: Taiwan News

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