In the city of Västerås, a new travel centre is being built with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). By using a digital twin, a simulation can be created to see how the building can optimise the energy need of the city. The project is a collaboration between the city of Västerås, Mälarenergi and ABB.
The travel centre is part of a new city district that is being developed in the city, which is planned to be finished by 2045-2050. The district is a step on the way in the long-term challenge of creating a sustainable municipality and is one of several districts in development in Västerås.
By using technological solutions, the goal is to create a travel centre with as little climate impact as possible. The digital twin is a virtual representation of an asset that makes it possible to analyse the present and past, but also simulate the future. This digital twin will help the city look at the energy need, as well as reduce the climate impact already in the planning phase.
By using ABBs platform Ability™ Optimax, the energy flow is optimised in the facility. The platform also demonstrates how the costs for energy can be minimised.