University of Amsterdam


The University of Utrecht has replaced the University of Amsterdam as a partner in the consortium: this administrative change has no impact on the actions carried out within City-zen

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Established in 2010, the Amsterdam Centre for Energy at the University of Amsterdam is aimed at research and education on the public and private energy sector in the European Union with a specific focus on the interest of the user within the energy system.
The Centre organizes conferences and master classes and publishes articles on themes like the Third Energy Package, smart grids and energy regulators. In an interdisciplinary setting the Centre is aimed to identify research questions relating to energy, energy supply and efficiency, sustainability and contemporary techniques, policy and law.

Role in City-zen

Amsterdam Centre for Energy is a participant in this smart cities project. The organisation has a research task in work package 4 on legal frame works and economical models.

  • 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