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Are apples smarter than oranges? Evaluating and benchmarking the showcases

The approach developed by RGU is a combination of the simple and the complex. The simple part was the development of a set of variables that describe concepts such as flexibility, cost and transferability and which enable partners to produce … Continue reading

Get smart, act smart – information and awareness raising

Fish label scheme The case-studies presented above concentrated on relatively well-developed energy systems, with relatively well-informed stakeholders. Part of the e-harbours project focused on stakeholders, that are less familiar with new developments like smart energy systems. In small ports, and … Continue reading

Charging a fleet of electric vehicles in a smart way

 In the REloadIT project, the Municipality of Zaanstad charges the batteries of her electric vehicles with energy from renewable energy sources. The software of the smart grid system maximizes the use of renewable energy. The smart system charges the batteries … Continue reading

Smart homes for smart households

In the residential area Western Harbour in Malmö seven smartly designed rental apartments have been built, owned and managed by the energy company E.ON. Part of the energy is produced on the spot by solar collectors, photovoltaics and a small … Continue reading

The power of many – Smart concepts for dispersed users

Many small fish combined can form a massive catch. Several showcases of e-harbours (Amsterdam, Malmö and Zaanstad) have explored the ways private consumers and small enterprises (SME’s) can contribute to smart energy systems. In all these cases, electric vehicles play … Continue reading

Cooperation Large End Users and Consumers on Smart Grid Zaanstad

The Municipality of Zaanstad and the surrounding region are seriously working on implementing ‘smart grid modelling’, in which electricity and (residual) heat are connected. It is a joint project of businesses, housing associations, investors and network company Alliander.  Participants from the … Continue reading

‘Smart grids are essential for sustainable growth’ says Dutch Energy Agreement

The Dutch government has a made a first step towards a national Energy Agreement, that is supported by a broad coalition of stakeholders. Not only Dutch governmental agencies participated in the negotiations, but also industry, labour unions and environmental groups. … Continue reading

Newsletter from e-harbours ”We need to act smart from the start”

The e-harbours newsletter #4 is now presented with the following top stories: – What Smart Grids can do when Energy Matters – Five steps to help Smart Energy Networks take off – Demand side flexibility in the Port of Antwerp … Continue reading

Business Cases for Smart Grids: The economic value of flexibility

The e-harbours expert group on Smart Energy Networks has produced an extensive analysis of the business cases that can make a Smart Grid profitable. In this article we present a summary of the findings.


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