Meet the ACCESS partners

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VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today. The Smart Energy and Built environment (SEB) team focus on two main domains: (1) smart urban energy planning, for the development and renewal of urban fragments taking into account the need for an energy transition; and (2) energy policy and energy strategy assessments and climate roadmaps.

 

    Johanneberg Science Park is a meeting point for enterprises, research and development in Gothenburg, West Sweden. Its focus areas are mainly Urban Development, Energy, Material- & Nanotechnology. JSP is part and owned by the City of Gothenburg, supported and funded by the Region of Västra Götaland.
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Aarhus University's social science group has extensive expertise in energy and climate governance, energy economics and environmental sociology, including research on coordination and stakeholder involvement in multilevel governance; upscaling of climate adaptation models; the effectiveness of innovative business models in integrating energy from different sources into the smart grid; analysing behaviour of energy prosumers at household level, and development of integrative policy tools and policy actions.

 

    IfM Education and Consultancy Services have expertise in developing and applying a variety of management tools and methodologies such as road mapping, scenarios and business models. IfM ECS is a pioneer in the development of innovative tools, in using collaborative processes to develop strategies and plans with a strong focus on knowledge transfer and a results-driven approach.
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Mechelen is a city and municipality in the province of Antwerp, Flanders, BelgiumThe city has project-relevant experience in managing parking buildings and charging stations. Recently, a first feasibility study 'Flux 50 Micro Grid Services for Local Communities' was carried out for the Eandis site, which is part of our project pilot site Keerdok/Eandis. This study investigated the feasibility of a local energy community and shows great potential for the upscaling in the ACCESS project.     West Suffolk Council has delivered many energy projects over the last two decades. In doing so, the council has built up strong partnerships with organisations both locally and across the UK, as well as honed leadership and innovation skills. The council's vision is that residents and businesses have access to clean and affordable energy. West Suffolk Council is ambitious and wishes to learn from others across the EU to help achieve this vision.
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The city of Malmö has been intensively involved with energy transition-related projects: In the Hyllie district, there has been an extensive focus on the development of smart networks (power and district heating networks) that can supply electricity and district heating and take advantage of the customers' own small-scale production into the network. The Smart Cities Accelerator-Interreg project focuses on virtual energy storage- to create a standardized workflow about how power flows can be mapped in a city.    

The city of Amersfoort, with 155,000 inhabitants and growing, is located in the centre of the Netherlands. Our ambition is to become a CO2-neutral city while keeping energy affordable for our citizens. Currently, we are facing challenges in the energy transition of the local electricity grid, i.e. inclusion of more locally produced sustainable energy, and a higher electricity demand as all-electric solutions are replacing natural gas as a heat source. We see a lot of potential in new developments like digitalisation.

We are participating in the ACCESS project with a pilot using a Smart Grid, local energy storage and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) electricity trading. We would like to learn if P2P trading could help in keeping the energy transition affordable and the electricity grid future proof.

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Energievan.nu is a consultancy firm in the area of ICT and energy management. It has experience in facilitating administrative processes that provide companies and households insight into their financial- and energy results. Furthermore, it exploits a complete package to manage the local production of sustainable energy which can replace or be integrated with current energy infrastructure.     Parking Malmo owns nine car parks in Malmö and manages over 45,000 parking spaces. Parking Malmo has for some years been working focused in three areas: sustainable parking, digital parking and secure parking. Parking Malmö's vision is to be the leading parking company that always solves the customer's parking needs while contributing to sustainable development.
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