May 2023 - Sustainable Energy Congress


Below all workshops with description, more information can be found on our networkapp, you will receive an invitation for this app after you subscribed via event brite. Questions sent an email to: 

Workshop round 1 10:45-12:15

  • Klimaatplein
  • Essent: EIS (Energy Infrastructure Solutions) Game

The world is changing rapidly and the consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly visible. Digitisation, decentralisation and democratisation of energy can contribute to limiting these consequences.
According to the climate objectives, the energy supply must be completely sustainable by 2050. This creates challenges and opportunities.
Solutions offered through Essent EIS are: Heat and cold storage (WKO), Integrated digital solutions (PV, EV and Energy storage) and H2.

  • Stedin: The impact of zero-emission construction projects on the grid

Stedin, a regional DSO, is taking proactive measures to expand the electricity grid and support the energy transition. This involves placing new cables and building additional transformer capacity. As a result of the energy transition, end users are increasingly adopting sustainable practices. The construction sector, for example, is transforming towards more climate-neutral ways of working. In the years ahead, we can expect to see more construction projects being built with zero-emission construction vehicles. In this workshop, we will explore how Stedin can adapt to these new developments in the construction sector. One major challenge is the high demand for power from the grid during the construction period, when these vehicles require a temporary power source before the energy infrastructure of the construction project is installed. Additionally, it’s important to consider the remaining capacity on the network and prevent grid congestion. We will discuss these issues and gain insight into how Stedin can effectively manage this challenge as a grid operator.

  • Magnus Energy
  • Schneider Electric
  • Professor Sybren de KinderenDeveloping business models for new initiatives in the electricity sector

    • Partly due to the decentralized generation and supply of electricity, the need for sustainable energy, and the digital transformation, the electricity sector has been subject to major changes in recent years. This is expressed, among other things, in new initiatives such as the decentralized (“peer-to-peer”) exchange of electricity, the smart use of the electric car, or an energy community with the ambition to be independent in the power supply at neighborhood level. For these new initiatives, it is also important that consideration has been given to the underlying business model, or in short, how the initiative creates value and what the initiative yields. Take the aforementioned energy community as an example: which actors are involved in the initiative (the local residents, the grid operator, energy suppliers)? What value does participation provide for each of the actors (why should neighbors participate)? What resources are needed, and what does this mean for the costs (every participating resident must invest in the generation of green electricity, and a suitable infrastructure must be installed)?

Workshop round 2 13:30-14:45

  • EIRES and Stimulus: Europese subsidies: springplank voor innovatie

Gekkenwerk. Zo worden innovaties om de wereld duurzaam te maken in het begin vaak gezien. Banken investeren er niet zomaar in. Juist daarom zijn Europese subsidies zo belangrijk. Ze zijn de springplank voor innovaties die uiteindelijk de energietransitie laten slagen. Het nieuwe bedrijfspand in Budel is het eerste bedrijfsgebouw in Nederland dat aan de energie-eisen van 2050 voldoet. Wat Sil Kuppens wilde was zo baanbrekend dat het moeilijk was om er een voorstelling van te kunnen maken. Hij wilde warmte in de zomer op het dak opvangen en deze bewaren in een gigantisch ondergronds reservoir onder de parkeerplaats bij zijn gloednieuwe pand. Deze warmte wilde hij er in de winter weer uithalen. Een complex idee waarbij diverse partners waren betrokken, waaronder de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Wat is precies gerealiseerd? En hoe is dit gelukt?

  • Metalot, RIFT and Solid: Creating value with Iron Fuel

In this workshop, the participants will get an introduction to the Iron Fuel ecosystem and brainstorm together about the value chain of this new and innovative technology. You will do this under the supervision of experts in four different fields: Policy, Entrepreneurship, Technology Development and an End User. Eventually the results from the four different fields will be combined to create value in the future Iron Fuel ecosystem

  • Bilfinger: CO2 emission reduction study for DAF Trucks

Engineering firm Bilfinger Tebodin has received the question to help DAF Trucks reduce their overall CO2 emissions by 2030.
With some basic information about the production site, a small team of students will work together with the client (DAF Trucks) and engineers/consultants from Bilfinger Tebodin to create a list or general plan of how to achieve the required CO2 reductions.
As the next step, the engineers/consultants of Bilfinger Tebodin will share their emission reduction plan. The teams of students will sit together to try to find improvement steps to this plan.

  • De Groene grachten: Making monuments integrally sustainable