New flexible energy solutions for neighbourhoods

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> Up to 40% energy self-sufficiency for an innovative neighbourhood in Amstelveen.

A future all electric neighbourhood generates 66% of all energy needed, but struggles with high peak flows in both summer and winter.

This high grid impact can be reduced when flexibility is introduced in the heating and EV charging.

That's what consultancy firm Resourcefully concludes about the new De Scheg neighbourhood in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

The self-sufficiency (energy which both is produced and consumed at the same location) of a typical residential area can be increased from 27% to nearly 40% through the flexible use of generated electricity.

The study used data on solar panels, household energy consume and electric vehicles to calculate how sustainable a planned neighbourhood in Amstelveen can be designed.

Resourcefully developed a flexible dashboard to increase and combine solar energy, electric mobility and heating for city neighbourhoods.

This dashboard provides a concrete contribution to the energy and mobility transition in the city, supporting decision makers, grid and EV charging points operators and installers.

The results and recommendations are available with the link below:

Dutch article: https://www.deingenieur.nl/artikel/amstelveense-wijk-voor-veertig-procent-zelfvoorzienend

English article: https://www.deingenieur.nl/artikel/40-energy-autonomy-for-new-neighbourhood-in-amstelveen

Full report: https://resourcefully.nl/2018/09/05/energy-mobility-flexibility-in-a-future-neighbourhood/

https://resourcefully.nl/2018/09/05/energy-mobility-flexibility-in-a-future-neighbourhood/

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Egon de Bruin's picture
Egon de Bruin

Hey Julie, very interesting scenario modelling!
(btw, the nrs in the study itself seem to have been tweaked, 66% -> 64% & 27%->28% )

Julie Chenadec's picture
Julie Chenadec

@melchiorkanyemesha1 Would that be something to discuss around a coffee? :)

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