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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.