Serious role playing game GO2ZERO for energy decision makers ready to GO!

Amsterdam Smart City’s Annelies, Rick and Colette were invited to take part in the very first test session of the serious role playing game GO2ZERO, developed by City-zen’s partners Delft University of Technology and DNV-GL. Colette after playing the game: “It turns out being a local energy supplier isn’t easy! Playing the game gave me many valuable insights. One major thing I’ve learned is that winning, in my case pushing local energy supply forward, meant working together with all stakeholders involved. Whether I liked it or not! This was fun and insightful!”

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When playing the GO2ZERO serious game, it became clear to all participants that the energy transition path is anything but straightforward. Even though all ‘players’ involved –  local governments, construction companies, network operators, (local) energy suppliers and citizens – are working towards the same goal, zero carbon energy, they were all pushing their own planning and interests.  Their individual decisions had great impact on each other. It became clear they were totally interdependent. Strategies had to be reconsidered more than once… All players gained a tremendous insight in the field of influence when it comes to (clean) energy transition. Playing the game they experienced the consequences of individual decisions and of different strategies. Just what you need as a decision maker having to formulate the right strategy for reaching your zero carbon energy community goals.

After the successful first test session in Amsterdam, the GO2ZERO serious game was tested in Dubrovnik and will soon be played in Grenoble too. Thereafter it will be ready to be used by local stakeholders wanting to contribute to a local energy transition. If you are interested in playing the game for your own purpose, please visit this page or contact Ewoud Vos.

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  • 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 learn by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

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  • Expected 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