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Sustainable energy is the future. The city of Amsterdam has the ambition to provide every citizen with a solar panel in the next years. How do you contribute? Share your innovative initiatives on energy here.
Het Servicepunt Duurzame Energie organiseert in samenwerking met Amsterdam Smart City twee kennissessies over lage- en middentemperatuur warmtesystemen. Op 5 oktober gaan we van start met een kick-off en op 26 oktober zullen we verder we verder de diepte ingaan.
Tijdens deze sessies zullen we ingaan op verschillende vraagstukken. Hoe realiseer je zo’n warmtesysteem? Welke verschillende strategieën kunnen gevolgd worden? En hoe betrek je de omgeving? We gaan dieper in op wat lage- en middentemperatuur warmtesystemen precies inhouden. Daarnaast komen verschillende ervaringsdeskundigen aan het woord. Waar liepen zij tegenaan en hoe losten ze dit op? Na het volgen van deze kennissessies heeft u de tools in handen om zelf aan de slag te gaan.
Loop je als gemeente rond met bovenstaande vragen? Meld je dan alvast aan. Binnenkort volgt meer informatie over het precieze programma en de locatie.
Do you have questions about the Startup in Residence programme, your application, the process or one of the challenges? Join a webinar!
During the next couple of weeks, we will organise 3 online webinars. During these online webinars, you get the chance to ask your questions and get to know more about the Startup in Residence programme.
You can register via:
Webinar #1 14 oktober from 12:00 -13:00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168076899531
Webinar #2 28 oktober 12:00- 13.00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168082608607
Webinar #3 (with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) 2 November 12:00 - 13.00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168084925537
The digitization of our society produces an exponentially increasing amount of data, which causes an increased need for data centres and connectivity. In 2030, there is expected to see a twenty-fold increase in data traffic, consuming 5% of worldwide electricity at that point. A recent report in the Netherlands has shown quite some hesitance on whether or not the foreseen rise in data centres in The Netherlands is the right way to go.
Some say data centres take up precious space, require quite some of our (green) energy and (drinking) water, and they would not create much direct employment either. The report showed that the connectivity and availability of data centres in The Netherlands at this moment would suffice for the Dutch market, as it only uses about a third of their capacity.
Critics were quick to respond and argued the economic value of accommodating data centres for big data-driven industries. Not only the economic value of high-connectivity data centres is worth mentioning, but also the security and ownership of our (European) data is a factor worth mentioning. While the demand for connectivity and data use is rising, it is necessary to prepare for decision making that takes these aspects into account. And the Netherlands, of course, is not the only country to have to do so!
In this international session of Data Dilemmas we invite you to talk about the costs and benefits of accommodating data centres, the complexity of the weighing of these aspects, and how future policies could manage these.
Program: Online event
Date: 28th of October 2021
15.50: Digital walk-in
16.00 – 16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.10: Introduction to challenge
16.10 – 17.00: Presentations + Q&A
17.00 – 17.20: Plenary discussion and wrap-up
- Wout Rensink (Province of Noord-Holland)
- Thomas Moran (techUK)
- Daan Terpstra (SDI Alliance)
***About the Data Dilemmas series***
The increasing need for data centres shows the speed at which the digitalization of our environment is growing, as the possibilities of using data and new technologies to address big transitional challenges are endless. We use the data to make cities safer, cleaner and more accessible. But do we really need the data in all cases? What happens to all the data that is collected? Which choices did people make and why? Which dilemmas can be encountered? These questions are important for everyone; for governments, knowledge institutions, residents and companies. Amsterdam Smart City likes to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data. Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s Datalab.
Check out FAN's most recent newsletter for 3 events in Smart Energy:
- 1 November: webinar on the role of data & IT platforms in the smart control of buildings and devices, with TenneT, Spectral, Alliander and EnergyNXT
23 November: Working conference Top Sector Energy: Increase the scale for the energy transition
24 & 25 January: FLEXCON 2022 - confirmed partners
📣 Save the date for FLEXCON's 4th edition: FLEXCON 2022!
FLEXCON brings together parties who share the common goal to engage consumers in the flexible energy revolution. The 4th edition of this international event will take place on 24 and 25 January 2022.
3 tracks each day... and more!
Just like in 2017, 2018 and 2020, FLEXCON 2022 will have 3 tracks each day:
- Energy Systems Interactions
- Data, Enabling Technologies, Interoperability
- Smart Energy Workshops
- Commercial and Industrial Scale Solutions
- E-Mobility, Smart Charging & V2X
- Smart Energy Workshops
Next to the 3 tracks we have our famous Networking Dinner for partners & organizers, and we have Startups & Idea pitching. Each day will be closed with Smart Energy Drinks.
Join FLEXCON as a partner.
FLEXCON provides a unique platform for businesses, projects, and solutions to showcase their knowledge, strategies, and technologies. Do not miss the opportunity to participate as a partner of FLEXCON 2022! Contact us via the FLEXCON website or via email@example.com.