Around 150 representatives from science, industry and government were present during the network event. One of the newest appealing research and innovation projects is the experimental low-temperature heating network. It is going to be realized at The Green Village from February 2020 by a consortium from the municipality of Delft, Stedin, Engie and TU Delft.
Stephan Brandligt, Alderman for Sustainability of the municipality of Delft: “In the energy transition, we face the major task of opting for new energy systems. But what works? And where? We can now jointly investigate this with experts from science, network operators and the business community by building, testing and demonstrating it in Delft at The Green Village.
Rick Heerink, innovation manager at Stedin Groep and Bas Evers, director of Engie Integrated Solutions: “At The Green Village there is a so-called smart multi-commodity grid, linked to the test houses on the site. In this grid there is an alternating and direct-current network, a conventional natural gas network, a hydrogen-suitable gas network and, if all goes well, a low temperature open heat network by the end of Q1 2020. This allows us to gain valuable lessons from the market about future energy systems. By connecting different solutions and parties to each other, feasible options for the future will arise. ”
Sabine Jansen, researcher at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft: “With this large-scale experiment we can, among other things, investigate the effects of different configurations in this system in collaboration with various research groups and market parties. In the short term through this experiment, and if it has proven itself, in the longer term in our neighborhoods and cities. Because that is where sustainable impact has to take place, of course. ”