Posts Tagged ‘Smart grids’

  • Grenoble’s energy master plan : less waste, more renewable

    December 12, 2017

    The real way to move forward in the energy transition is to consume less energy to heat, move, manufacture … The need is also to gradually replace fossil fuels such as gas, gasoline and fuel oil by renewable energies! To achieve this, the Grenoble metropolitan area has a demanding roadmap by 2030 : reduce all […]

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  • AEB and Port of Amsterdam supply sustainable ship-to-shore power to vessels in Amsterdam

    November 14, 2017

    AEB Amsterdam, Port of Amsterdam, Senfal and Energy eXchange Enablers will jointly supply ship-to-shore power to river cruise and inland navigation vessels. The pilot project is intended to promote the use of sustainable, locally generated power in the port and to reduce costs. The participation of AEB Amsterdam is an important step for the ship-to-shore […]

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  • Innovative home battery project in Amsterdam in the spotlight

    June 27, 2017

    On Friday 23rd of June, City-zen’s innovative home battery project (virtual power plant)  in the Amsterdam Nieuw-West district enjoyed the spotlight when not only Amsterdam Alderperson Abdeluheb Choho visited John van der Putten, one of the participants, but also various Dutch media paid attention to it. Citizen partners Alliander, Exe and Greenspread are working together […]

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  • School Energy Challenge: children on board to bring energy consumption down

    April 12, 2017

    “Teacher, that’s the day when we set up a multi-socket!” Giving individuals access to their energy usage, thanks to the VivaCité platform, is an ongoing initiative in Grenoble. As part of the 3rd edition of the successful “School Energy Challenge” lead by ALEC (local energy and climate agency) on the metropolitan area of Grenoble, one […]

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  • Citizens say yes to home battery project in Amsterdam

    December 5, 2016

    It turns out that Amsterdam’s district Nieuw-West is home to many energy pioneers. Within a month, 37 people with PV panels have signed up for a pilot project with home batteries that lets them store (or sell at a favourable time) their surplus solar energy. 15 more have shown serious interest in participation. Outside Nieuw-West, […]

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  • Heat meets Power

    August 30, 2016

    June 9 2016, DNV GL and Warmtenetwerk organized a knowledge exchange seminar with support from City-zen on the hot topic of Heat meets Power. More and more it is recognized that (sustainable) electricity and heat infrastructures could be mutually interesting in stabilization of grids and in optimizing the business case for renewables. About 50 people […]

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  • Dutch – German Smart Grid meeting – 21st September at The Hague

    Celina Kroon will be presenting the Smart Grid solutions Alliander is applying within the scope of City-zen during the annual Dutch – German Smart Grid Meeting organised by the bilateral Chamber of Commerce. During the meeting both German and Dutch companies will present best practices and solutions. This opportunity to exchange knowledge and get to […]

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  • GEG/ATOS innovative projects – latest news

    May 26, 2016

    EcoCity GEG manages the “Smart Grid” part of the Grenoble EcoCity project with Atos Worldgrid . In the bargain, new jobs and new services to enable everyone ( residential customer , service, community) , to better manage their consumption , improve energy efficiency and monitor the effectiveness of actions implemented . Achievements  Deployment of the […]

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  • VivaCity, 1st collaborative energy data management programme – Latest developments

    November 19, 2015

    The programme VivaCity involves the developement of an experimental platform for collaborative energy data management, covering the perimeter of the Grenoble EcoCity. It is run by GEG in collaboration with Atos Worldgrid and utility operators in Grenoble (CCIAG). In 2015, the following developments have been realized : 29 dwellings were upgraded with smart meters, installed […]

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  • Three lessons from City-zen in Amsterdam New West – Column by Mirko Van Vliet

    The district Amsterdam New-West is a ‘small giant’ by itself with its own specific set of challenges and opportunities. Characterized by cultural diversity, contrasting neighborhoods and citizens with a drive to innovate. After one and a half year of project experience in the district, what lessons can City-zen share with cities across Europe? What challenges […]

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