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Moniek Thissen, Innovation manager at Eurofiber, posted

EnergieKoplopers

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How can flexible strategies help grow sustainable energy and keep the electricity grid reliable at the lowest possible cost, while also revealing potential benefits for households?

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Annelies Van der Stoep, Strategic advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

City-zen: Virtual Power Plant

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Monetizing flexibility using a Virtual Power Plant, which incorporates solar-PV, load and home battery systems. It is not a real power plant but a virtual. Aggregating several small production units , like pv-rooftops, a power plant is created.

City-zen was an international consortium, a program stimulating learning-by-doing in Grenoble and Amsterdam between March 2014 and November 2019. The results can be found in a booklet or in detailed reports. http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/home/reporting/deliverables/

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Check the article about the Virtual Power Plant featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

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Annelies Van der Stoep, Strategic advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

City-zen: smart grid in Amsterdam Nieuw West

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We are in the midst of the transition towards clean energy. The way we use, produce and trade energy is changing rapidly. In order to facilitate this transition, existing energy systems, of which the electrical grid is an essential component, need to be adapted and upgraded. Dutch grid operator Alliander is constantly working to make sure the grid remains efficient, reliable, safe, fast and cost effective.

City-zen was an international consortium, a program stimulating learning-by-doing in Grenoble and Amsterdam between March 2014 and November 2019. The results can be found in a booklet or in detailed reports. http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/home/reporting/deliverables/

Update October 2018:

The End-2-End smart grid in Amsterdam Nieuw West is connected to more than 10.000 dwellings. The End-2-End smart grid is fitted with sensors and/or remote controls on every voltage level – from the low voltage 400/230 V level to and including the high voltage 150kV level - enabling the DSO Liander to monitor and control loads and voltages. The first data from the monitoring equipment has been collected which provides insights into the robustness of the grid, now and in the future.

Conclusion measurements over the year 2017: the measurements indicates that the grid is very stable and no issues with grid stability are to be expected in the near future. The effects of experiments conducted with the Virtual Power Plant are expected to be clearly discernible in measurements on the low voltage level.

Some of the activities planned in 2018 and 2019:

  • Demonstration and monitoring of the functionalities of the Virtual Power Plant and Vehicle-to-grid
  • Four bidirectional charging stations are operational and 30+ home batteries are now actively trading on the day ahead market.
  • Energy Tradingwiththe Virtual Power Plantand further develop the needed algorithms.
  • Monitoring equipment and dashboard are developed.
  • Determining the value of VPP and V2G for grid capacity and quality management and what the value is for alternatives to grid enforcement.
  • Social research among the participants of the demonstration byworkshops, interviews and questionnaires.
  • Further develop the grid control model.Continue improving the needed algorithms for monitoring and control purposes.

Contact person: Martijn van der Eerden, Alliander
<https://www.linkedin.com/in/martijnvandereerden/>

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Esther Somers, Sr Project Manager Organic Waste (Composting & Wormhotels) at City of Amsterdam: Chief Technology Office, posted

City-zen: Retrofitting homes

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On our way to become a natural gas free city, many residential buildings in Amsterdam need to be retrofitted. In City-zen the most ambitious ones were granted subsidy.

City-zen was an international consortium, a program stimulating learning-by-doing in Grenoble and Amsterdam between March 2014 and November 2019. The results can be found in a booklet or in detailed reports. http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/home/reporting/deliverables/

Read our interviews with some of the individual home-owners:

Learn more about some of the larger projects:

  • How to make post war buildingssustainable?
  • VIDEO: Wath this video (in Dutch) about how social housing company Eigen Haard renovated 138 apartments in the post war Airey Buildings in Amsterdam Nieuw-West with the support of City-zen funding:

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Have a look at the MURMUR2 Campaign in City-zen city Grenoble and the work of the social landlords over there.

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Mara de Pater, Master Student at Wageningen University and Research, posted

Sunny Soccer ASV Arsenal

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Citizens, offices and organizations within the metropolis Amsterdam live and work on clean energy

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Emma van der Veen, New business development | Product Management at Philips, posted

Transform

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Design executable actions and projects

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Mara de Pater, Master Student at Wageningen University and Research, posted

Smart Sport Parks

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An initiative of 10 sports associations, the local city council and some entrepreneurs to build and maintain strong and sustainable sports grounds.

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Mara de Pater, Master Student at Wageningen University and Research, posted

Oosterlicht

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480 solar panels on the roof of the IJburg College; the largest cooperatively organised solar roof in Amsterdam.

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Emma van der Veen, New business development | Product Management at Philips, posted

Climate street (Klimaatstraat)

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A living lab right in the centre of Amsterdam will test sustainable initiatives

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Rolf Steenwinkel, Directeur at Amsterdam Energie, posted

Zonstation 1

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Aiming to make the city more sustainable, we set out to place solar panels on Metrostation Reigersbos

The rooftop with solarpanels are producing energy for the city since March 2017.

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Zoncoalitie

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Zoncoalitie is het onafhankelijke platform voor advies en ontwikkeling van zonnestroomprojecten op commercieel en maatschappelijk vastgoed. We helpen bedrijven met grote daken, vastgoedfondsen en gemeenten in heel Nederland bij de ontwikkeling van zonnestroom op daken van 500M2+.

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Self-sufficient Pampus

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Reusing batteries could offer households and businesses throughout the Netherlands an affordable form of energy storage.

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Esther Somers, Sr Project Manager Organic Waste (Composting & Wormhotels) at City of Amsterdam: Chief Technology Office, posted

City-zen

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EU Funded FP7 project on Urban Energy Transition in Amsterdam and Grenoble. Includes demonstrations, games and research.

City-zen was an international consortium, a program stimulating learning-by-doing in Grenoble and Amsterdam between March 2014 and November 2019. The results can be found in a booklet or in detailed reports. http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/home/reporting/deliverables/

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