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One of the last times the Barcelona underwent major transformation was 1992, when government redeveloped a industrial-era waterfront district in time for the Olympic Games. The old port area is now a seaside urban district linked to downtown life via the famous main street La Rambla. More recently, the utility company Endesa is effecting an equally consequential but less visible change, by upgrading Barcelona’s power grid with advanced metering and microgrid storage. It also is incorporating renewable energy sources and electric vehicle charging capability into the local infrastructure, among other efforts. Slide Show Photo © Adrià Goula ----- Advertising ----- A temporary, residential-scale building symbolically located at Port Olympic is giving face to this latest transformation. The 1,650-square-foot Endesa Pavilion serves as a control room, in which the public can lear...

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