May 2022 - Sustainable Energy Congress

Timeline May 17th


Speakers


Robert-Jan Smits
Welcome

President of the Executive Board since May 2019. As President he believes that universities must seek a stronger connection with and relevance to society and its challenges. Educating young talents and carrying out excellent research is essential. The TU/e is embedded in a strong high-tech region. Together and in full partnership, university and industry in this innovation ecosystem are realizing the unimaginable.

Heleen de Coninck
Introduction

As a researcher, Heleen’s main research focus is on the role of innovation and technology in the international climate negotiations, on policy for making energy-intensive industry climate-neutral, and on the viability and societal dynamics of new technologies for 1.5C-mitigation pathways. Heleen was a Coordinating Lead Author in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C, and is currently a Coordinating Lead Author in the AR6. She was part of the IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit during the AR4 cycle, where she coordinated the IPCC Special Report on CCS. She was also a Lead Author in the climate mitigation part of AR5 (2014).


Devin Diran
Keynote Speaker

Devin Diran is Scientist Innovator at TNO Strategy & Policy, within the field of the energy transition and digitalization. Devin has a background in Complex Systems Engineering & Management and Transport Infrastructure & Logistics at TU Delft. Coming from a country among the top-10 most threatened by climate change, he is driven to have an impact in realizing the energy transition in the Netherlands and eventually globally. Innovation in thermal and electricity system integration, a socially inclusive energy transition and the fair and responsible role of digitalization are his area of expertise. He is involved in projects to contribute in the aforementioned fields and to apply that knowledge to accelerate the energy transition in the Dutch built environment.

Panel discussion


We gathered politics, companies, researchers and young professionals in one and only place to discuss the hot topic of the future of the energy grid in the Netherlands. Through this panel discussion, we will try to find out the different point of views on the subject, the reality of the field, and why change takes time even though the solution might seem clear. In this interactive session, you will also have the opportunity to raise discussion points and react with the panel members.


Rik Thijs
GroenLinks


Auke Hoekstra
Zenmo Simulations


Beatrix Bos
Project Leader at Differ

Kishan Barot
Essent
Energy Provider

Cor Brockhoven
Enexis
Energy Network Manager

Host


Lisa Peters – Host

The path that led Lisa to work as a host started at the University of Amsterdam, where she graduated cum laude in Psychology. She then obtained her PhD at the same university, but in a different field of study, namely Political Science. She then worked as a researcher/policy advisor at the Care Assessment Center and the Care Fraud Prevention Expertise Center.And then it was time to change tack and she took the path that led to Daylighter https://dagverlichter.nl/ .In all previous years she appeared to have learned and mastered everything a chairperson needs: insight into human psychology, analyzing problems and complex subjects, listening, critical assessment, asking questions, presenting, enthusing. So ready to light up the days.

Workshops


 

Energy Now is the perfect occasion to broaden your network, meet new companies, explore one of the hot topics our partners offer. Don’t miss the chance to subscribe for one of our workshop sessions, where you can deepen on a large variety of subjects, and see if a certain career track would suit you!

There are three types of workshops:
• 1.5h workshop
• 3h workshop (with lunch break in between)
• 2 x 45 minute workshops (only in afternoon session)
Please make sure the workshops do not overlap, the time schedule can be seen on the image, and during registration.

Morning workshops

  • PSV
  • Avans
  • Signify
  • Eneco
  • TKI Urban Energy
  • Brainport Smart District
  • Talcom (NL)
  • Zenmo
  • Witteveen+Bos
  • Bilfinger Tebodin

Sustainable and community-based stadiums

PSV holds a vision to transform the Philips stadium from a sporting venue to a multi-functional community hub that integrates the surrounding neighbourhood and serves as a linking pin between the city centre and Strijp-S. This transformation will require a significant change in the current energy infrastructure, namely due to the increase in electrical demand of the stadium.

This Roundtable aims to identify the challenges involved in undergoing such transformation (from an energy infrastructure point of view as a starting point) and consequently think of a potential roadmaps that indicates the paths that could be taken to implement solutions for these challenges.

The workshop does not need to go deep into technical solutions, rather discuss provide ideas of how these challenges can start being addressed in which the energy infra structure also is a part of a societal system that needs to be taken into account in terms of viability, accessability, affordable as well as sustainable. The 1st part of the workshop focusses on challenges and the second part on solutions.

Amarant Health Care centre

This 2×1.5 hour workshop offered by Avans University of Applied Science and Team Red takes a look at applying innovative energy solutions to residential areas in Tilburg and Eindhoven, indicating routes to the transition to renewable generation.

A focus will be on the so called ‘holon concept’, an innovative grid system involving local generation and consumption with little exchange with the national system.

Based on the present energy demand and renewable generation, scenario’s will be discussed for 2050: a fully renewable energy system. Briefly the required actions for the half-way situation in 2030 will be sketched.

The various scenarios examined include: – Solar and Wind energy – E-storage and EV’s and solar – Local heating and cooling storage – Hydrogen.

In the morning the case of Amarant Health Care centre will be analysed. It is an area with one owner, making investment decisions clear.

In the afternoon a Residential area Blixembosch in Eindhoven will discussed, involving different scenarios and constraints.

If this interests you then sign up for the Avans Workshop now, spaces are limited!

Sustainable lighting in the city

In this ‘lighting focused’ workshop, three parallel sessions will be provided to the participants to gain insight on different perspectives when it comes to light:

  • Lighting infrastructure in relation to ‘urban energy systems’
  • Safety and mobility on the TU/e campus through lighting
  • Impact of lighting on the Energy-grid, and of the Energy-grid on lighting

About Signify

Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and lighting for IoT. Our energy efficient lighting products, systems and services enable our customers to enjoy a superior quality of light, and make people’s lives safer and more comfortable, and businesses more productive and cities more livable.

Smart Systems to promote Energy Efficiency

In 2007, Eneco was one of the first energy companies to pursue a sustainable course. Driven by our mission “sustainable energy for everyone”, we help many consumers and companies with the transition transition to sustainable energy. We do this with smart, sustainable and affordable products and services. We also invest heavily in the development of sustainable energy projects, like wind farms at sea or large solar roofs.

To keep developing these smart, sustainable and affordable products and services, we need your input on three current topics within the energy transition: Heat Recovery, Smart Energy Usage, and the Winter Energy dip. What smart solution do you see to make use of residual flows such as ventilation air or warm shower water? What ideas for smart management of energy supply and demand can you come up with? What possibilities could you come up with to bridge the winter energy gap in a sustainable manner?

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Governance of Energy Innovation

To achieve the climate objectives, innovation in the energy sector is important. This is why the “Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation” (TKI) was created. At TKI Urban Energy, we keep an overview of all developments in the energy sector. We also connect parties around subsidy projects, to accelerate innovation. We’re there for anyone working on something related to energy in the built environment, whether it’s smart grid-developers, or housing corporations in the process of a sustainability transition. Want to know which new technologies are being developed, so that we will actually achieve the climate goals? Want to be in the shoes of the committee that judges these innovation projects, and decides what we spend our innovation funds on in the Netherlands? Or just want to learn more about TKI Urban Energy? Then come to our workshop!

Participation and Legislation in a Sustainable District

Brainport Smart District will be the district of the future. This soon to be built residential area of 2500 houses, between Helmond and Eindhoven, is a joint venture of two universities, Helmond municipality, the province of Noord-Brabant and Brainport Development. Together with various stakeholders (like Enexis, industry, future residents etc.), we are building a smart energy system that will impact the regional energy grid far less than that of a traditional district would. Supply and demand would have to be balanced a lot better. We’re going to experiment with energy generation, vehicle to grid, energy storage (both heat and electricity), smart distribution, etc. In this workshop, we’ll cover various challenges we are facing, for example in regulations and legislation. We’ll also cover how to best engage residents in these developments.

Elektrificatie van de mobiliteit, VDL en Trescal (dutch only)

Talcom werkgroep elektrificatie houdt zich bezig met het opbouwen van een duurzame academy- en community vorming rondom elektrificatie. Bedrijven en onderwijsinstanties werken samen aan het creëren van leermodules op het gebied van elektrische aandrijving, batterijen en veiligheid. Tegelijkertijd probeert de werkgroep te achterhalen wat de vraag naar kennis is op de elektrificatie markt.

Bij deze workshop zullen VDL en Trescal over hun ervaring (onderzoek en ontwikkeling) op gebied van elektrificatie vertellen. Verder willen wij graag ook jullie mening over belangrijke ontwikkelingen en stellingen op het gebied van elektrificatie weten, die verder gediscuteerd zullen worden door experts.  

 

Virtual Labs

Using Energy Surpluses caused by Grid Congestion

Witteveen+Bos is a large consultancy- and engineering firm, working in all sectors: dikes, roads, water, buildings. We frequently advice industries, energy cooperatives and governments in the transition towards energy and climate neutrality. What speedbumps do we encounter on the road to sustainability, and how do we tackle them? In this workshop, we’ll grant you insight into how the energy systems of the future could be designed. We’ll do this according to a scenario we frequently encounter: a location with significant potential for solar and wind energy, but limited available capacity on the energy grid. Local grid congestion can limit the amount of electricity that can be fed into the grid, especially during peak production moments. How do we make sure generated electricity won’t be lost because of congestion, and how do we use the surplus of energy as efficiently as possible? During this workshop, we’ll design an optimal energy system together, using technologies such as hydrogen, (seasonal)storage, and other sustainable energy storage technologies. To inspire you, we’ll give a short live hydrogen production and usage demonstration, and you’ll get a short lesson on “hydrogen for dummies”.

Working around Grid Congestion: case studies in the Kempen

Companies, project developers and municipalities want to contribute to achieving the climate ambitions by developing solar and wind energy. Grid operators however do not have enough capacity to connect all projects. This thereby limits the growth of renewable power production and frustrates all parties involved.

The Kempen including the municipalities Bergeijk, Bladel, Eersel, Oirschot en Reusel-De Mierden also face this problem. In a joint approach the municipalities together with companies, project developers and the grid-operator want to increase renewable power production within the existing grid capacity. A joint approach by implementing innovative solutions leading to a sustainable business climate. During the workshop Bilfinger Tebodin will tell you more about the project and approach after which we jointly work on creative solutions in case studies.

Afternoon workshops

  • PSV
  • Avans
  • ILI
  • Carbyon
  • TNO
  • BAM
  • Essent
  • SimEnergy
  • Solid
  • Summa (NL)
  • JongRES
  • WeertEnergie
  • InMotion & URE

Sustainable and community-based stadiums

PSV holds a vision to transform the Philips stadium from a sporting venue to a multi-functional community hub that integrates the surrounding neighbourhood and serves as a linking pin between the city centre and Strijp-S. This transformation will require a significant change in the current energy infrastructure, namely due to the increase in electrical demand of the stadium.

This Roundtable aims to identify the challenges involved in undergoing such transformation (from an energy infrastructure point of view as a starting point) and consequently think of a potential roadmaps that indicates the paths that could be taken to implement solutions for these challenges.

The workshop does not need to go deep into technical solutions, rather discuss provide ideas of how these challenges can start being addressed in which the energy infra structure also is a part of a societal system that needs to be taken into account in terms of viability, accessability, affordable as well as sustainable. The 1st part of the workshop focusses on challenges and the second part on solutions.

Amarant Health Care centre

This 2×1.5 hour workshop offered by Avans University of Applied Science and Team Red takes a look at applying innovative energy solutions to residential areas in Tilburg and Eindhoven, indicating routes to the transition to renewable generation.

A focus will be on the so called ‘holon concept’, an innovative grid system involving local generation and consumption with little exchange with the national system.

Based on the present energy demand and renewable generation, scenario’s will be discussed for 2050: a fully renewable energy system. Briefly the required actions for the half-way situation in 2030 will be sketched.

The various scenarios examined include: – Solar and Wind energy – E-storage and EV’s and solar – Local heating and cooling storage – Hydrogen.

In the morning the case of Amarant Health Care centre will be analysed. It is an area with one owner, making investment decisions clear.

In the afternoon a Residential area Blixembosch in Eindhoven will discussed, involving different scenarios and constraints.

If this interests you then sign up for the Avans Workshop now, spaces are limited!

Philips Stadium lighting

HOW CAN LIGHT SOLVE MAJOR URBAN and SOCIETAL CHALLENGES?

The Philips Stadium serves as a linking pin between the city centre of Eindhoven and the Strijp-S district. This workshop envisions to discuss and come up with a range of different solutions for the exterior lighting of the Philips Stadium with the ultimate purpose of creating an entertaining and lively environment and approximating the centre of Eindhoven to the Strijp-S district.

About ILI

ILI’s mission is to search for revolutionary lighting solutions. it does this using an interdisciplinary approach that takes society as its laboratory. Well-being and sustainability are given top priority in all facets of its research and resonate throughout all of the strategic programs

Direct Air Carbon Capture

In this workshop, the optimization of Carbyon’s Direct Air Capture solution will be discussed on technical, economical and social aspects.

About Carbyon

Carbyon is a startup developing Direct Air Capture (DAC) equipment to capture CO2 directly from outside air.

Our equipment can be used in all applications where CO2 is needed enabling them to become CO2-neutral, like in production of synthetic fuels and CO2-dosing for increased crop yield in Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA), or even become net negative by carbon dioxide removal, i.e. capturing the CO2 from the air and sequestering it underground or in building material.

Digital twin of the city

Cities face major and complex challenges to reduce CO2 emissions, noise and traffic pollution in the city center and to keep the city attractive, livable and healthy. Interventions to improve a situation in a particular neighborhood can have an impact on multiple factors and/or multiple locations in a city. TNO has developed a digital 3D replica of the city which combines noise pollution data with real-time sensor information from air quality, energy and traffic, and computer models. It offers an up-to-date and predictive view of the situation in the city whereby the impact of planned measures can be simulated and tested. The Digital Twinning software developed by TNO will be showcased in this 1hr 30min workshop.

About TNO TNO is an independent research organisation. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value.

Our mission TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way.

We work in collaboration with partners and focus on nine domains amongst which are Buildings, Infrastructure , Circular Economy, Energy, the Environment and Healthy Living

Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.

Internet of Energy

BAM has a leading role in the so called ‘TROEF project’. Within TROEF the aim is to reduce carbon emissions by exchanging energy between buildings and energy communities. This is facilitated by building the ‘Internet of Energy’ platform bottom up, starting by implementing specific use cases. Parallel to this, we built on existing standards and frameworks and where needed we develop the necessary tools to realize these business cases. In this workshop we will give you insight in: – The role of BAM in the future energy system; – The aim and challenges of the TROEF project; – The key aspects and use cases of the TROEF project;

Additionally, we will let you work on a specific use case by filling in a business model canvas in small groups of 4-5 people. In this way we want to give you an insight in the challenges and complexity we face, though, also the need for these approach and the IoE.

About the company

BAM Energy Systems aims to accelerate the energy transition from the perspective of the built environment. With a data driven team and solutions we decrease the energy consumption of our clients while maintaining comfort. Additionally we explore the role of the built environment in the energy system of the future. What challenges can we tackle with the use of our energy assets? What is the added value of utilizing buildings in smart grids?What will your role be in the future of our rapidly changing energy system?

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Solutions

One of the most important challenges of the future is the design of urban living spaces. In the coming decade we’ll see a trend of living closer together, but that doesn’t necessarily mean quality of life and comfort will suffer. How? One way is through the intelligent use of energy, where you can not only generate and consume, but also share and re-use energy smartly. In this workshop you will design such an energy system. For our real life case, you will be challenged to bring together different energy technologies into one integrated solution that meets our customer expectations and hits the sweet spot between:

• Sustainability • Affordability • Security of supply

Together with your team you present the solution to our industry experts. Will you deliver the winning pitch?

SimEnergy has identified three potential markets, including the Household, Grid Operators and manufacturingFacilities Market. The workshop will start with a brief introduction to SimEnergy’s technology and the wide variety of applications it may have, after which the focus will shift into exploring SimEnergy’s different target markets and the potential business models around them. Students will be separated into groups and each group will focus on brainstorming and discussing business aspects and opportunities for a specific market, as well as providing insight into the challenges and complexity that SimEnergy might face in the future.

About SimEnergy

SimEnergy is a project created by a group of students of the Energy Transition and Artificial Intelligence track from the Honors Academy of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The aim of the Project is to develop an algorithm for Smart Meters that disaggregates the energy consumption of households and small offices into the appliance level. SimEnergy holds a vision to use the potential of data analytics and artificial intelligence to simulate the raw data from Smart Meters into useful visuals and insightful information for better grid performance and appliance usage, as it provides the opportunity to save up to 20-30% of energy by adding societal and financial value to the customer’s experience.

Iron energy in the city

In this workshop, calculate how much energy a part of a city needs, learn how to bring all the parts of the energy consumption together. With this information, how can iron fuel technology be implemented in a city? Where should the energy generation happen? Which social, technical and economic aspects are required for implementation?

SOLID is a yearly changing, multidisciplinary team of students from Eindhoven University of Technology. Founded in 2016, the team has grown expeditiously into a large and ambitious organization. We aim to further develop our skills, iron fuel technology and the ecosystem surrounding iron fuel. With the many different ongoing projects, we aim to accelerate and facilitate the energy transition. Our team currently consists of 22 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology with a great variety of students from the bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Elektrificatie van een tuktuk

De energie transities is in volle gang. Elektrische voertuigen zijn niet meer weg te denken uit ons straatbeeld. Uitstoot van CO2 en andere broeikasgassen worden hiermee drastisch verlaagd. Op plaatsen waar veel verkeer geconcentreerd is, is deze uitstoot erg schadelijk voor de gezondheid. Als deze uitstoot ook nog wordt veroorzaakt door 2-slagmotoren is de uitstoot nog meer. Een voorbeeld hiervan is de tuktuk.

In het kader van het ELC project is dan ook gekozen om in samenwerking met studenten van Avans Hogescholen een originele tuktuk te elektrificeren. 2 in-wiel motoren en zonnepanelen op het dak. Een ware uitdaging die we tijdens de workshop graag met jullie delen!

JongRes

The Regional Energy Strategy (RES) determines where we’ll be getting our energy from in the future, and what the landscape in our beautiful region will look like. Difficult considerations are being made, like where to put wind- and solarparks, where to get our heat from, and how to engage certain stakeholders groups in saving energy. All these decisions directly affect local residents. It is therefore important that not only the government and societal institutions, but also young people, influence these decisions! We are JongRES, the independent youth branch of the RES region MRE (Metropole Region Eindhoven). We represent the voices, opinions and perspectives of the regional youth. We’re a recognized stakeholders that frequently joins the conversation. We represent all regional youth, and therefore frequently organize activities to engage you in the energy transition, and to listen to your opinions. Want to learn more about the RES of Metropole Region Eindhoven, and what decisions are being made within the RES? Want to be in the shoes of various engaged stakeholders? Or want to share your opinions, so we can share them in local politics? Then come to our workshop or pass by our stand.

The Role of Energy Cooperatives in the Transition

In 2021, 676 Dutch collective initiatives, having 111.500 members, were reporting their activities in the ‘Lokale Energie Monitor 2021’. Approx. 1.6% of the national solar power production is from collective ownership. Collective wind energy production is approx. 300 MW. The energy transition is organized in The Netherlands on municipal level. The role of the municipality is mainly ‘stimulation and facilitation’. Initiatives of citizens and parties in the market have to make it happen. Local cooperative initiatives can play an important role. In the workshop, we will present projects of WeertEnergie and would like to have a dialogue with the workshop participants what it will take for local cooperative energy companies to further accelerate the energy transition.

InMotion and University Racing Eindhoven (URE) jointly organize a workshop on the future of mobility.

InMotion is a student team of Eindhoven University of Technology with the goal of accelerating the energy transition by reducing the time it takes to fully charge an electric car. The ultimate goal is to develop a fast charging technique that is called “Electric Refueling”. This allows you to charge a car as fast as you would normally refuel your petrol-fueled car.

URE is a student team of Eindhoven University of Technology. The team stands for technological innovation, teamwork and a passion for engineering. By competing in the Formula Student competition, the world’s largest engineering design competition that takes place all over the world, we try to push ourselves and our cars to new limits! Using a combination of the engineering skills of all the members and some help from our dear partners, we are able to build a high-tech, innovative electric and autonomous Formula-style race-car every year.

InMotion and URE believe that the future of mobility will contain electric and autonomous driving, but to get there, there are multiple challenges to overcome. In this workshop, you will work on these challenges to make a green future possible in the world of mobility and fasten the energy transition!