WP2 – Project initiation

D. 2.1 – Collected information on state of the art at project commencement

Knowledge in the areas of energy efficiency and smartification is rapidly evolving. It is important to incorporate the knowledge on the latest state of the art in each of the 3 areas (buildings, district heating/cooling and smart grids) with special attention to the synergy between those.

Key innovations for smart cities :

D. 2.2 – Collected information on state of the art during project duration

D. 2.5 – Inception report

This report serves several objectives :

  • It summarizes how the start of the project developed,
  • It reviews whether new knowledge was acquired between proposal submission and the start of the project, in order to redirect solutions in cases where this would be needed,
  • It triggers recognition by the partners of mutual dependencies and collaboration benefits,
  • To reflect on deliverables and planning as well as task descriptions in order to make the descriptions up to date with current insights.

WP3 – Technology intergation : development of innovative technologies that combine smart grid, building and heating/cooling aspects

D.3.11 – Report on development of E2E smartification and control

Alliander helps customers to make the right energy choices. Both for themselves and for the entire energy system. So that everyone has equal access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy. Insight into power flows and voltage profiles on all grid levels (including low voltage) is essential for the transition to data-driven decision making. To achieve this insight, Alliander’s digitization strategy is to combine measurement data with network modelling.

Primary Alliander goal for the task End 2 End Smartification is to meet (future) customer needs in energy supply during and after energy transition, all new applications included.

Main interest is to gain insight in alternatives for grid reinforcement:

  • service levels for the alternative service(s);
  • costs of the alternative service(s;
  • ancillary services / functions to be provided by the distribution grid operator for own use or for the purpose of third parties.

The solution may be found in controlling and technically stretching the available grid capacity, as well as providing incentives to stretch demand/supply management with customers. It is this line of thinking that forms the foundation for the design of End 2 End Smartification.


For more information please contact Hans Rienks at Alliander

WP7 – Technical monitoring and evaluation

D. 7.1 Common monitoring strategy

This report is the general plan for the technical monitoring activities within the City- zen project. It has been agreed to develop a common monitoring strategy in Grenoble and Amsterdam at the start of the project. This enhances the usefulness of the results as they can be compared and cross checked. The common monitoring strategy will also cover definitions and terminologies that will be used during monitoring process. Monitoring is focused on technical data as well as process integration and improvement.