Location: Fontaine d’Ouche, Dijon
Country: France
Contact Information:
Website Address: Link

Dijon, alongside Turku in Finland, leads Europe’s RESPONSE program as a “flagship city,” guiding six other European cities: Brussels, Zaragoza, Botosani, Ptolemaïda, Gabrovo, and Severodonetsk. These cities aim to replicate Dijon and Turku’s solutions, focusing on creating positive energy islands that produce more energy than they consume. The project in Dijon involves nearly 600 homes and municipal buildings, impacting over 1100 residents. It includes the installation of smart thermostats, radiators, and connected smoke detectors for better energy management, comfort, and expense reduction. The initiative targets efficient energy use and plans for photovoltaic installations to produce 1600 MWh/year, partly powering 24 public buildings, including schools, a stadium, a swimming pool, and community centers

Thematic Area – Energy transition
Thematic Sub-category –

  • Urbanismo verde Relacionado Con el consumo De energía
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy Sources
  • Buildings & environment
  • Dominios urbanos inteligentes para los ciudadanos en ciudades verdes
  • better consumption & production

Type of Actor/Agent – Local Council
Typology of Green Urban Site – Street and residential

Green City Elements: 

  • Barrios de Energía positiva
  • Integrated Photovoltaics in Urban Environment
  • Energy Efficiency in Urban Planning
  • Comunidades Energéticas
  • Solar Energy – Photovoltaics
  • Edificios Y Cambio Climático
  • Shading facilities
  • Vida Inteligente
  • Participación Ciudadana
  • Sensorización
  • Sistemas De Gestión Energética
  • Consumo urbano De energía
  • Ahorro de Energia
  • House Appliances
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Resources and Transferability:

Teaching Materials/Resources: Link
Personal Skills Required: Low
Non-discriminatory Principles: Yes
Transferability Potential: High

Engagement and Consultation:

Target Groups – Citizens
Public Engagement – Was applied, proper public
Consultation Tools Used – Survey or feedback
forms at public meetings, workshop with small
discussion, presentations, short online videos , Link

Innovation and Impact:
Dijon is a true life-size experimentation laboratory,
with around 80 innovations tested to build a
carbon-neutral metropolis:
– Bifacial solar panels
– A vast urban heating network;
– Test batteries for storing solar energy;
– Smart thermostats and sensors.
Expected Impact High
Level of Scale of Innovation 4

Budget and Analysis:
Budget Spent, Source of Money: 7.4 million,
Horizon 2020: Smart Cities & Communities
Improved environmental resilience, limiting impact
of heatwaves by reducing urban temperatures,
social cost savings (such as the impact of
reduced air pollution), providing educational
Challenges: n/a