Energy Experience


Energy Experience

Welcome to the Energy Experience 2013!

The Energy Experience 2013 is an initiative of the following partners: Alliander, EnergyVille, Energy Valley, KPN, Siemens, Teradata and TNO.

The European Energy Transition
Everything starts with a spark. A bit of energy, setting off bigger actions. It demands perseverance, team efforts and leadership. Think about how aviation, civil rights, telephone communication and electricity came to be. The European energy transition can be regarded as one of those developments.

Different sparks together create movement
The Energy Experience is a platform sharing innovative projects and cases that contribute to a dialogue for the European energy transition. By bringing sparks together we can create movement. It is necessary to bring change in the field of smart energy in Europe.

Visit the Energy Experience in hall 2 - Every day there are open interaction sessions on topics like quality of life, consumer empowerment, resilience, evolving busines, value of smart grids.

Have a look at the full programme:

Tuesday 15 October  2013

12:30 - 12:45

Official kick-off Concept Battle - Richard Beekhuis & Cindy Iseli (TNO)

14:00 - 14:30

Energy System DENSEK - Bert Heerbaart (Alliander)

15:00 - 15:30

Fair Meter session on the square by Hans Nooter.
Modertaor: Jason (Energiebesparing)

16:00 - 16:30

Exhibition LINEAR-project - Koen Vanthournhout (EnergyVille)


Wednesday 16 October 2013

10:00 - 10:30

Cyber Security talk - Bert Heerbaart (Alliander)

11:00 - 11:30

YEEPS Panel with 40 people  - Maarten Welmers (Alliander)

13:30 - 14:00  

Can Open Source Accelerate the Energy Transition? - Jeroen Scheer (Alliander)

14:00 - 14:30

Resilient Cities - Igor van Gemert (Alliander)

15:00 - 15:30  

Smartgrid Flanders - Peter Verboven (EnergyVille)

16:00 - 16:30

Exhibition LINEAR-project - Wim Cardinaels (EnergyVille)


Thursday 17 October 2013

11:00 - 11:30  

Exhibition LINEAR-project - Wim Cardinaels (EnergyVille)

13:00 - 13:30  

Cyber Security - Monique Janzen (ENCS)

13:00 - 13:30  

Energy Marketing NL 2014  - Maarten Welmers (Alliander)

14:00 - 14:30  

Open source in the energy business. Why? Sander Jansen (Alliander)

14:30 - 15:00

Conclusion Battle of Concepts (TNO)


These are some of the cases presented at European Utility Week 2013:

Case-preview 1:

Concept Battle
Recently, TNO (together with networkprovider Alliander) developed an open standard (FAN= Flexible Alliance Network) that allows for (household) appliances and convenient energy-apps to communicate with each other.

If the FAN system grows into a global standard and will be supported by households, businesses, manufacturers, energy companies and software vendors, a range of opportunities for services (apps) will flourish that can accelerate the sustainable energy future and responds to the changing energy needs of individual consumers.

Imagine a situation in which FAN is the technical standard in which all (household) appliances are able to communicate with each other ... a window of opportunities will open!  These are some of the challenges the Energy Experience will show you. To show you examples of what new business could evolve from the Energy Transition, twelve IT wizards will be selected by Research Technology Organisation TNO of The Netherlands to start developing the best concepts for efficient energy service apps that can create a 'spark' to change to more sustainable energy in the grid. They will do so 'live' at the Energy Experience during the Utility Week! The developers are on location and at your service to explain you how, what and why this is the innovation we all need.

More information about FAN:
More information about the battle:

Case-preview 2:

Future Life
The energy transition can have a serious impact on the quality of life. This is especially true in the context of a city. Cities need to be seen as attractive in order to lure and keep businesses and people. With the need to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness, cities have to become more resource efficient and environmentally friendly.

The ‘Future Life’ movie explores future scenarios of city life in London, New York and Copenhagen. Watch the movie and imagine how our cities might look in 2050.