More about Groningen Smart Energy City
Positioned at the heart of the “Energy Valley” the city of Groningen is a European focal point for sustainable energy development. The city has developed some remarkable Smart Energy R&D and living labs projects together with partners from the public and private energy R&D cluster. This website introduces the Groningen Smart Energy City projects.
Current projects like Power Matching City which put the “Smart Energy Citizen” in control of fine tuning his energy demand towards the fluctuating supply of energy from sustainable sources . These projects got international attention and praise as frontrunners in the global transition towards a more sustainable energy supply.
Simultaneously user centered cooperative projects like Grunneger Power have raised the awareness and organization level of citizens in the generation of sustainable energy.
These successes have raised the ambitions of Groningen. The city makes significant efforts to take the Smart Energy cluster to the next level and become a Global guide city for smart energy developments. These ambitions are transformed into action plans such as “thousands of smart households”.
The goal is to give smart energy citizens access to local, national and international energy markets and attract investments for developing smart energy data and useful applications.
Our credo is that we can tackle global challenges with local solutions. The goal of Groningen Smart Energy is to accelerate the sustainable energy future by the introduction of new concepts, tools and processes that elevates the current Smart Energy Cluster to a “User centered Smart Energy solution development ecosystem”.
These ideas we have to get there:
Building a standardized user interface on top of the smart energy meta data layer to speed up and enhance the creation of new smart energy solutions by startups and SME companies.
Attracting international smart energy entrepreneurs and talents to our city for rolling out new smart energy solutions, international standards and new mechanisms to put the Smart Energy Citizen in charge of his own sustainable energy future. For example with Smart Energy Battles and Crowd Engineering platforms.
Making the Smart Energy citizen co-creator in the development of disruptive new smart energy solutions in direct cooperation with Smart Energy startups.
Currently we are looking for partners and finances to realise these ideas. These actions will have significant positive impact on development, uptake and market introduction of new smart energy solutions.