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Highlight from Naut Loots, Strategic Advisor - Energy and Sustainability at Gemeente Amsterdam, posted

Marktconsultatie: Flexibel elektriciteitsnet Amsterdam-West

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In Amsterdam gaat er de komende jaren veel gebeuren. Door verschillende ontwikkelingen op het gebied van industrie, woningbouw, datacenters, mobiliteit en de warmtetransitie ontstaat er een grote opgave voor het energiesysteem in Amsterdam. Daarom verkent Liander samen met gemeente Amsterdam de mogelijkheden die de markt te bieden heeft op het gebied van toepassingen voor een flexibel en efficiënt elektriciteitsnet. Dit doen we in de vorm van een marktconsultatie.

Met deze marktconsultatie verwachten Liander en gemeente Amsterdam een beter beeld te krijgen van de mogelijkheden van flex-oplossingen. Onder flex-oplossingen verstaan we: oplossingen die bijdragen aan een efficiënt energiesysteem door het optimaliseren van vraag en aanbod zodat de gevraagde transportcapaciteit op het net wordt gereduceerd. Door gebruik te maken van deze slimme oplossingen voorkomen we onnodige en kostbare netuitbreidingen en mogelijke knelpunten op het net. Op deze manier streeft Liander er naar om meer klanten sneller van capaciteit te voorzien.

Meedoen? Klik op de onderstaande links voor alle benodigde documenten en informatie!
https://innovatiepartners.nl/project/flexibel-elektriciteitsnet-amsterdam-west
https://www.liander.nl/marktconsultatieAmsterdamwest

Naut Loots's picture Online event from Apr 19th to Jun 2nd
Highlight from Sam De Guchteneire, sustainability consultant at Gemeente Haarlem, posted

International Hackathon: Develop creative, innovative solutions for lower incomes in the energy transition

Are you a student with an interest in climate, technical and social innovations? Do you want to contribute to sustainable and affordable energy generation? Would you like to develop new concepts, products or services? Take part in the international hackathon Empower on Saturday 1 May! The hackathon offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with different students, experts and professionals. Your idea can have an impact on the social energy transition in Europe. You have a chance to win a sustainable grand prize!

Sam De Guchteneire's picture Online event on May 1st
Adriaan van Eck, Implementing IoT & Smart Energy , posted

📣 Solar Energy needs Smart Inverters 📣

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Commissioned by the FAN foundation, I set up a study into the connectivity of residential PV inverters in The Netherlands, which was conducted with our research partner Delta-EE.

Many residential PV inverts offer some sort of Smart Energy insight, and many newer inverters offer remote control. Yet there are some great challenges that hinder optimal use of solar energy.

• Awareness on the existence of smart functionalities of inverters, and on possible benefits, is low.
• Even today, not all new installs are smart inverters. These inverters will remain operational for 10 – 15 years, or longer.
• The use of smart functionalities of inverters by the energy sector is still in its infancy.

These are some of important findings from our research, that are also relevant for other countries.

According to the FAN foundation, this is a missed opportunity. With the expected growth of residential PV systems in the future, and the upcoming replacement market for older systems, FAN calls on installers and suppliers to supply as many smart inverters as possible.

You can read more about this research and download the full report, in English or in Dutch.

You can also download 2 other researches I carried out in the FAN Flexmonitor series: Smart EV chargers and Smart Heatpumps.

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Paul Manwaring, Co-founder at City Innovation Exchange Lab (CITIXL), posted

The Responsible Sensing Toolkit

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As societal values change and the deployment of sensing technology becomes more ubiquitous, what are our digital rights in a 21st-century city?  This dilemma is forcing municipalities to make difficult decisions about practice versus the policy of collecting data from public space. In collaboration with the City of Amsterdam, The City Innovation Exchange Lab (CITIXL) has created the Responsible Sensing Toolkit -  a six-step process to help navigate this new landscape in a fast and effective way. The toolkit was co-designed by experienced city innovators to empower municipalities, organisations, and communities to implement open and inclusive sensing solutions for our 21st-century cities.
    Currently in Beta, we are testing the toolkit with various organisations and cities to effectively move from theory to practice by applying the framework to sensing projects in progress. To keep updated, visit the Responsible Sensing Toolkit page and subscribe to the mailing list.

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A world in transition requires an independent place where change makers can meet, interact and start working together. Amsterdam Smart City is that open and safe space for innovation and cooperation. We bring together innovative companies, knowledge institutions, public authorities and proactive citizens to shape the city of the future.

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