A consortium in Netherlands design a methodology for energy efficiency in business parks in Deventer. Using wind turbines, solar panels and biomass CHP plants to line up energy supply and demand.
Smart energy systems aid to the growing amount of renewable energy into the energy system. During 5 years (2011 – 2016), 12 experimental gardens in the Netherlands experimented with smart grids within the Intelligent Networks Innovation Program (IPIN). The Rijksdienst voor Ondernemende Nederland contributes to the dissemination of knowledge scaling up in the sharing experiences.
Smart grids bring reliability, cost savings, and energy independence it among others benefit all companies in a business park. Combining information technology with power transmission, ICT, organization, legal, economic and coordination between the participating businesses was the system of the Modienet method.
This method consists in the use of Smart grid that can be adapted to the requirements of the stakeholders and energy demand. The goal is the development of a modular smart grid for a new, energy-neutral business park based on smart power grids.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency conceded the project for the ministry of Economic Affairs. Over the past years, twelve different pilot projects have 4 learning knowledges with new technologies, partnerships, and methods. The pilot stage has now been finished, but most of the projects will continue.
The 12 experimental gardens were very nice results, but we are not yet there. In the position papers of IPIN are the subjects that still require attention, such as developing:
New products and services (responsive to changing roles of energy users)
Appropriate laws and regulations (other rules of play)
New tariff structures (market model based on flexible energy supply)