Energy concepts for reaching sustainable urban districts

Type Flexible
Programme Embedded Systems, Computer Science or Mathematics
Contact Richard van Leeuwen


In Meppel, a new urban district “Nieuwveenslanden” is developed in which for the first time, a smart grid is applied for controlling electric and thermal energy generation and consumption. A PhD of the University of Twente investigates the renewable energy system and develops the smart Grid control algorithms together with i-NRG. The renewable energy concept involves a biogas CHP, underground thermal storage, heat pumps and distributed heating/cooling. Due to the financial risks involved, individual renewable energy generation concepts are becoming more attractive than distributed concepts.

For more information see this pdf (assignment 2)