International first as the needs of future energy consumers are investigated in the Netherlands

Consumers will test innovative, smart energy services with the goal of making sustainable energy choices and cost savings.

Six Dutch companies, three knowledge institutes and 40 households have initiated a pilot project in Groningen and Hoogkerk  in which consumers will test innovative, smart energy services with the goal of making sustainable energy choices and cost savings.

The objective is to investigate which smart energy services best meet the consumer’s requirements, in order to implement a sustainable and cost effective energy supply. This is the first time that consumers have been involved in such research. The trial forms part of PowerMatching City’s second phase.

PowerMatching City is the world’s first live, total-concept smart grid. These linked, intelligent (digitally) controlled energy grids are essential for achieving a proper match between energy demand and supply. Economic Affairs Minister Kamp initiated the second phase during a meeting with the participants from the City of Groningen’s Thomsonstreet.

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Source: m2mnow.biz