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Energy Park: Smart Grid and Mobility for an Energy Park

In the age of urbanization, mountain areas are facing a continuous depopulation and a decrease in socio-economic standards, which entails a disharmony development leading to a substantial marginalization of these territories.
Energy park project intends to emphasize the strength points of the alpine areas, exploiting the use of new technologies and innovation in order to outline new development strategies, taking Orco Valley as a case study. In this way the distance that separates these regions from urban areas has been shortened and a new revitalization is possible, which is beneficial for both.
The investigated problem concerns a high level of complexity and numerous stakeholders; hence a careful study of the context and the current state of the art have been performed. Starting from a SWOT analysis the team developed several concepts regarding different technical and social fields which together create a beneficial impact on the valley.
Considering the short period available to ASP students compared to the entire project, the different concepts were investigated and evaluated through a multi-criteria analysis.
The outcome of this analysis suggests that the most promising concepts deal with the creation of a multi-use touristic web-platform and the design of a new itinerary proposal within the valley. Therefore feasibility analysis has been considered.
Other tools adopted by the team to deepen the viability of the concepts and to investigate the attitude of valley inhabitants towards these initiatives are the diffusion of several questionnaires and the organization of a workshop in the valley gathering the main stakeholders of the project together.
The team has reached an agreement with the municipality of Locana, which will maintain and manage the web-platform in the future. In conclusion, the project aims to combine physical and digital structures to better value the mountain areas heritage and to increase attractiveness currently extremely reduced

Principal Academic Tutor
Anna Osello, Structural Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG), Politecnico di Torino

Academic Tutors
Giovanni Vincenzo Fracastoro, Energy Engineering (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino
Niccolò Aste, Architecture and Built environment and Construction (DABC), Politecnico di Milano
Rajendra Adhikari, Architecture and Built environment and Construction (DABC), Politecnico di Milano
Massimo Violante, Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN), Politecnico di Torino
Ezio Spessa, Energy Engineering (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino
Paolo Piumatti, Structural Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG), Politecnico di Torino

External institutions
IREN Energia
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella
Incubatore Imprese Innovative Politecnico di Torino

External tutors
Giuseppe Bergesio, Andrea Ponta, IREN Energia
Gianluca Riu, AEM Distribuzione
Italo Cerise, Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Maurizio Spirito, Claudio Pastrone, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella
Leo Italiano, Incubatore Imprese Innovative Politecnico di Torino

Team members
Davide Castignone , Energy and Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, [Team Controller and Communication Coordinator]
Damiano Federico, Civil Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Monica Genito, Architecture, Politecnico di Milano
Luca Migliorini, Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Nevena Sreckovic, Architecture, Politecnico di Milano
Giulia Laura Suardi Architecture, Politecnico di Milano
Ekaterina Vernezi, Management and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

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