Europe is moving towards more sustainable, decentralised and digital energy grids.

Cities face the task of coordinating the local transition of renewable energy generation and storage while maintaining grid stability.

The ACCESS project aims to deliver a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions, a 20% reduction in costs and cut smart grid project development time by 30%.


Latest Project News

Smart charging: Turning electric vehicles into power plants on wheels

06 July 2020

We spoke with 's Jan Winkler about t

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Designing the future while protecting the past

26 May 2020


Preliminary study in the city of Mechelen

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Digital collaboration to launch a feasibility study

20 April 2020

ACCESS partners VITO and Mechelen were joined in an online meeting by a consortium of consultants to discuss a feasibility study - one of the crucia…

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Refining the ACCESS pilot design process

10 March 2020

On the 2nd and 3rd of March, the ACCESS project partners were hosted by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge to work toget…

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Could smart grids and peer-to-peer trading reduce the social costs of the energy transition?

24 February 2020

The Dutch city of Amersfoort is participating in the ACCESS project to demonstrate a local energy market and to better understand the upscaling pote…

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