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Alliander is a network company which employs approximately 6,000 staff, comprises the Liander, Endinet and Liandon companies. Grid managers Liander and Endinet distribute electricity to 3 million customers and gas to 2,6 million customers in an area extending to over a third of the Netherlands. Liander has a statutory duty to manage the electricity and gas grids and associated plant in the provinces of Gelderland, Friesland, Flevoland, North Holland and part of South Holland; Endinet performs a similar role in Eindhoven, East Brabant and the Haarlemmermeer area. Liandon provides services relating to the construction and maintenance of complex energy infrastructures.

Role in City-zen

Liander will be the architect and provider of the end to end smartification of the MS and LS electricity grid in a substantial part of Amsterdam West. Liander wil determine the most effective energy efficiency to future standards, developing a smart grid that is ready for all kinds of applications, as Vehicle to Grid, demand-response system for energy delivery and net balancing, enabled by i.e. smart metering and data gathering and representation. Demonsrating a working V2G project will be another task, which is a good example of a the utilization of the smart grid.

  • The Project

    A city operating entirely on clean energy. In theory, it's possible. But in real life? How to integrate new solutions in existing buildings, systems and people's lives? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how to overcome these? That's what we've learned by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

  • Our Activities

  • Achieved Impacts

    • 20 innovations in Grenoble & Amsterdam
    • 35,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
    • 76,000 m² renovated residential buildings
    • 10,000 dwellings connected to a Smart Grid