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Hamburg subsidizes Demand Side Flexibility

The City of Hamburg plans an innovative subsidy to promote Demand Side Flexibility.  The subsidy will support industries that invest in making their energy usage more flexible and more adaptive to the available supply of energy. As the e-harbours project … Continue reading

Live blog from Port & City: Connected Energy

From the conference venue of Taets, located in an industrial monument at the border of the NorthSea Canal in Zaanstad, we present our live blog. The conference Port&City: Connected Energy is opened by Dick Emmer, Alderman for Sustainability of Zaanstad. … Continue reading

Electric cars: cornerstone of a sustainable city

The Solar and Electrical Mobility Revolution conference in Amsterdam (March 30/31) can be considered a direct offspring from the e-harbours project. “We are looking for smart ways to link solar power generation, energy storage and electrical transport, “says Hugo Niesing, … Continue reading

An open heating network for Zaanstad

The Dutch Municipality of Zaanstad is working on an extensive district heating system. The goal is to build a system that is open to both suppliers and customers of heat, and that is profitable for all parties involved.  Project coordinator … Continue reading

Introducing the extension of the e-harbours programme

e-harbours Movement – forging local coalitions around smart energy solutions Three harbour cities from different European countries investigate the possibilities to broaden the base for smart energy solutions by building coalitions with local stakeholders . New and innovative partnerships between … Continue reading

Stability

The European power grids have been devised as centralised systems, centred around a few production units that can be regulated by the grid operator. For a centralised system, it is a major change that thousands of businesses and households start … Continue reading

E-harbours #1 Final conference: Blog from the second day of Let’s Go

Welcome to the second day of the e-harbours conference at the Inntel Hotel, Zaanstad. Chairman Gerrit Buist, from the Center for Energy of the University of Amsterdam, gives the floor to the Mayor of Zaanstad,  Geke Faber. She welcomes the … Continue reading

Blog from e-harbours final conference

This is our live blog recordings from the Let’s Go – Leadership in Energy TranSition and GOvernance Welcome in one of the most remarkable new buildings in the city center of Zaanstad, the Inntel Hotel. The conference starts with a … Continue reading

Flexibility

One of the main themes of e-harbours is demand side flexibility : “Actions voluntarily taken by a consumer to adjust the amount or timing of his energy consumption.” Some installations can shift non-critical activities over time, other devices can store … Continue reading

Lessons for business (and domestic) consumers

In the following table, we have summarised the findings of the e-harbours programme. We make a distinction between findings that are relevant for government bodies and policy makers, and lessons for consumers or business. The grid works at the moment … Continue reading