ACCESS concludes - project results available at

04 May 2023

After four years of testing and implementing the future of local energy systems, ACCESS has come to end. Want to use the knowledge we collected to advance your local energy transition? Read about eve…

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Presenting the energy transition, the ACCESS way!

15 November 2022

The ACCESS project organised a workshop to explain the challenges and steps Flemish cities need to go through to achieve energy transition at city level. And what role can smart mobility play in th…

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Moving towards an interconnected energy system

27 October 2022

By Linnea Johansson,

As Europe and the world is moving towards a fossil independent energy system, it is likewise moving towards a decentralised, diverse energy syste…

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VIDEO: Learning about West Suffolk's ACCESS pilot

16 September 2022

Building on successfully reducing energy consumption with local businesses, West Suffolk Council (WSC) joined the ACCESS project to further support the transition towards a smart energy syste…

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Future cities for strategy implications for the energy transition

05 July 2022

On the 12th of May IfM Engage hosted the Future cities: Strategy implications for the energy transition webinar. The session looked at what factors cities and municipalities need to consider when p…

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Procuring batteries: The municipality of Amersfoort's story

23 May 2022

In 2021 the municipality of Amersfoort prepared and executed two battery procurements for the pilots in within the ACCESS project. We are happy to report that we have successfully found …

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A successful V2G model in a Danish utility

31 March 2022

A parking lot in the Danish municipality of Frederiksberg has attracted visitors from all over the world. They come to check out the V2G operation which , the municipal wate…

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Two innovative districts paving the way for more energy-efficient cities

17 February 2022

It is easy to take electricity for granted in our part of the world: for more than a century now, we have rarely needed to reflect on how electricity is produced and distributed. But that is changin…

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A parking garage becomes an energy hub!

29 September 2021

What do you think about when you hear the words “sustainable city”? Chances are that a parking garage is not the first thing that comes to mind. The parking garage in the Access pilot in wi…

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Demonstrating new pricing mechanisms for unlocking local energy system flexibility

28 July 2021

The increasing complexity of our energy system including the growing energy demand and the decentralisation of the energy supply puts pressure on the distribution network whose transport capacity is …

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