The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Shell, TKI Urban Energy and AMS Institute partnered to address energy challenges in Amsterdam enabling an accelerated transition to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy systems. The resulting “Uncertainty Reduction in Smart Energy Systems“ (URSES+) program consists of 8 projects to reduce the inherent uncertainty for actors in the energy chain by developing the necessary knowledge and tools.

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Future-Proof Flexible Car Charging

Urban Energy

Renewable energy systems and electric vehicles belong to the future vision of Amsterdam. Infrastructure upgrades alone cannot solve expected limits, so charging algorithms can help with flexible supply and demands to make these systems future proof.

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Amsterdam Builds Coalition (ABC)

Urban Energy

Amsterdam Builds Coalition (ABC) will investigate how mental, technological, institutional and organizational barriers impede the realization of a new, sustainable residential area.

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Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage

Urban Energy

Aquifer thermal energy systems optimizes the use of underground space in areas with a high concentration of buildings.

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DISPATCH 2

Urban Energy

Metropolitan areas with facilities for large events, such as the ArenA, have an important role to play in the application of intelligent energy systems. They have the potential for efficiency improvements and the integration of renewable energy sources.

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Dealing with Uncertainty & Markets

Urban Energy

The increased use of electric cars and charging stations, but also electricity generation using solar panels, for example, means that new methods need to be developed that make the most efficient use possible of urban electricity networks.

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Car as Power Plant

Urban Energy

“Car as Power Plant” (CaPP) is a project using parked fuel cell cars as power plants. The Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam in Noord will function as a controlled research location and thereby increase our understanding of how CaPP can be applied beyond

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Storing Energy in Urban Households

Urban Energy

This research aims to contribute to the design of socially robust and sustainable storage models and services for the use of renewable energy on a household level.

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SMARTEST

Urban Energy

The fast adoption of electric vehicles in the Amsterdam region will cause capacity problems on the grid. To prevent these problems people need to adopt various smart and sustainable energy behaviors. Business models need to be developed that support this.