New Energy Ecosystems
Within our System Integration-line, we focus on three types of ecosystems: the built environment, grid congestion and agro-energy.
The built environment
About 25% of the energy consumed is within the built environment. Making this more sustainable is a major challenge, because it involves many (social) actors and requires radical, customised solutions.
Due to limited grid capacity and increasing supply of solar and wind energy, it is becoming increasingly difficult to properly integrate renewable electricity into the system. This inhibits development and calls for area-specific solutions, with storage and/or connection to customers.
The agricultural sector is relatively strongly represented in the northern energy region. Due to various raw material flows and specific energy needs, many farms are a stand-alone ecosystem and are under pressure from, among other things, nitrogen emissions.