This project develops a ‘real practice based methodology for regional energy transition’ aiming to support the most important stakeholders in decision making on regional energy transition. The methodology is developed based on several cases, of which one set of cases focuses on the built environment and another set of cases is directed at the industrial environment.
Start date: 1 October 2017
End date: 1 October 2021
Funding (rate): M€1.527 (73%)
Total costs: M€2.088
Although on national level good underpinnings of the energy transition pathways, backed by quantitative scenario analysis is in some form available, such underpinnings on more detailed regional scale are hardly available. In this project an approach is developed in which the specifics of concrete locations such as industrial sites, villages or (districts of) cities itself are taken into account: what combinations of options and opportunities can be deployed over time and how does one optimize the system and also how to involve and support all stakeholders, including the end users.
Stakeholders such as local government and authorities, small, medium and large businesses, consumers in all sizes have different needs for information that enables them to develop regional strategies for energy or make investment decisions. A number of tools, models, methodologies and approaches already exist that support the decision makers for the regional transitions. But just as with the huge number of initiatives, there is no single comprehensive methodology that supports all stakeholders in a certain region in making the best possible decisions in a way that is also reproducible in other regions.
In this project two regional settings (built environment and industrial) will be tackled by a number of case studies that will be used to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive methodology for regional energy transition.
We are responsible for monitoring and reporting project progress and deliverables to the project consortium and funding organisations. We also provide support in communicating project results.
Deliverables / reports
Industrial sectors are often organised in regional clusters. The Netherlands has five energy-intensive regional industrial clusters (RICs) and they are all faced with ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets. We have explored ways of modelling the decarbonisation of RICs as a multi actor decision problem. Our work serves a starting point for including a multi-actor perspective in the industrial decarbonisation. We present both a set and a single point solution concept based on a stylized example of a RIC decision problem.
Regional energy transition
- Besluitvorming in regionale energietransitie: inventarisatie van bestaande modellen, tools en methoden (report)> read here
- Visie besluitvorming energiesysteem in transitie (report) > read here
- Institutionele innovatie voor de regionale energietransitie (report)> read here
- Regional Energy Transition: Exploring the significance for the Dutch situation (work document)> read here
- Islands as Playing and Breeding Grounds for Incumbents, Entrepreneurial Technologists, Policymakers, and Engaged Citizens: The Case of Energy Transition on Ameland (article) > read more
- Decision making on regional energy transition in industrial clusters (report)> read here
- Multi actor decision models for transformation of industrial clusters (work document)> read here
- Support for informed decision making on the energy transition of industrial clusters (report)> read here
- Estrac Transforming Regions: gebouwde omgeving (synthesis report) > read here
- Supporting municipal energy transition decision-making (report) > read here
- Evaluatieonderzoek naar de energietransitie voor een Duurzaam Ameland > read here
- Buren geeft Energie (case study)> read here
- Energy community workshops : the charrette project in Middag-Humsterland (case study, report)> read here
- Local energy planning in the built environment: an analysis of model characteristics (published article)> read here
- Sociale factoren in de wijkaanpak: Paddepoel (case study, report)> read here
- Climbing up the ladder to a sustainable heat transition (report) > read here
The organisation below are partners of this project:
TNO, University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Science, EBN, NAM, Gasunie & GasTerra.
Dirk Kuiken is involved in the project. If you have any questions regarding the project, feel free to contact us.