Our guiding themes stem from the history of the Energy Valley Region and our vision of the future energy system and the path toward it. We selected the topics that will help our partners strengthen each other and that we expect to enable us to take big steps in the energy transition. Because this transition is a journey into an as yet unknown future, we are constantly looking to see if we need to make any adjustments. The themes are not fixed, but will move forward on our journey.
Coherence between themes
The themes are not individual, stand-alone topics; they overlap. For example, the green electricity produced in the North Sea can be a resource for the production of sustainable hydrogen. In turn, this green hydrogen creates opportunities for the greening of the gas system, local energy systems and industrial processes. In our vision of energy transition as a systemic transformation, this coherence is at least as important as the separate themes themselves.
Innovation for a smart energy transition
Within the themes, we want to innovate and achieve breakthroughs for a smart energy transition. We combine the strengths of our partners and work with them to formulate a comprehensive vision of the theme. Based on this vision, we develop an interdisciplinary and coherent project portfolio for knowledge development, business development and education.