Zarautz and Bilbao, along with Tecnalia, EVE, Tecnun and Ihobe are co-creating a map of key infrastructures in their municipalities


The integration of climate change and, particularly, the perspective of adapting to it, in regional energy policies, is one of the areas of action of the LIFE Urban Klima 2050 project; an area that brings together specific actions in order to achieve an efficient, less vulnerable and more resilient energy model in our cities and municipalities. 

To this end, the two pilot projects deployed in the municipalities of Zarautz and Bilbao are moving forward with the workshops held on 22nd June and 5th July, respectively. As a result, Zarautz Town Council and Bilbao City Council, along with Tecnalia, Tecnun and Ihobe, have identified key services and infrastructures in the capital of Bizkaia and the municipality of Gipuzkoa. This is the third phase of this action, which will be followed by the assessment of the climate risk of the electricity distribution network in the face of extreme events and their impact on the infrastructures identified according to their degree of criticality.  

Therefore, in each of the sessions, a list of key infrastructures in strategic sectors that have been categorised according to their degrees of criticality have been drawn up and pooled: i) primary infrastructures, i.e. all those infrastructures that are indispensable and whose disruption would seriously affect the municipality; ii) secondary infrastructures, which are also indispensable but dependent on the former; and iii) resilience assets, which are also dependent on the former and are important for the proper functioning and resilience of the municipality.  

Both workshops ended with the co-creation of maps identifying the locations of each of the key infrastructures listed. The workshops ended with the pooling of the main results, leading on to the development of the next phases of the project, which, on the one hand, aim to analyse the interdependencies between the electricity distribution infrastructure exposed to climate change and the identified key infrastructure/services and, on the other hand, to assess the risks and define an initial package of possible adaptation measures.