As IRIS Follower City, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the shared capital (with Las Palmas de G.C.) of the Autonomous Community of Canary Islands and a strategic stepping-stone between Africa and Latin America. Santa Cruz is pursuing a series of strategic initiatives to become a more sustainable and economically active city for its citizens with the use of new, efficient and user-friendly technologies and services in energy, transport and ICT.
These include detailed urban development and sustainability plans, a strong commitment to renewable energies and major mobility infrastructure investments. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a member of Covenant of Mayors and member of the Spanish Smart Cities Network.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s SEAP counts on five main complementary plans
- PMUS, with 835,44 million of euros. This budget depends on national co-funding and it has timeline up to 2025. It has already an allocated budget of 42,35 million of euros for tramline, electrical bike hire, two cycling track, and electric vehicles charging services.
- Social building plan, which includes building 230 dwellings with a high standard energy efficiency approach. The allocated budget is 30,02 million of euros for building.
- Municipal efficiency plan, which pursues to improve public building lighting, traffic lighting and public lighting as well as other systems from municipality with an allocated budget of 2 million of euros.
- ICTs plan. This plan tries to modernize the city administration by means of improving public services by means of on-line services besides developing a up-to-date city platform connected with city metabolism sensors.
- RES investment establishes 4.5 million of euros but the budget allocation is depending the national regulation, or in worst scenario for expected EU Directive to be transposed.