Recently the first work package of the EU project ASSIST was completed. From Flanders EnergyVille/VITO and eandis are part of the project consortium. ASSIST (Support Network for Household Energy Saving) is a European project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program. The aim is to combat energy poverty by activating vulnerable consumers in the energy market, making a positive change in behavior to save energy (with the help of energy consultants) and influencing the design of policies to combat energy poverty. By taking into account both the social and energy-related aspects, ASSIST wants to tackle the most important obstacles for vulnerable customers (with a focus on customers in energy poverty) to participate in the energy market (both electricity and heat).
On 31 May 2018 the closing event of the EFRO/SALK project 'Towards a Sustainable Energy Supply in Cities' took place. The three pillars SolSThore, GeoWatt and SmarThor form the cornerstone for a future-proof energy system. "The project not only focused on individual technologies, we also look for a system approach that integrates both electrical and thermal energy sources" says CEO Ronnie Belmans. "By bringing all these sources into contact with each other, we create a great deal of flexibility and will be able to better absorb the changing energy production of renewable energy sources. "
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Genk, 31 May 2018 – Today Campus EnergyVille 2, the second building in which the EnergyVille research collaboration resides, will be officially opened. The building is dedicated to technology development for power generation with thin-film solar cells, intelligent PV modules and new battery systems for local energy storage. And the festivities do not stop there. Today, the research results from the EFRO/SALK project 'Towards a sustainable energy supply in cities' are presented as well. The research collaboration provides their latest insights in, among other things, solar cells and modules, battery technologies, advanced heating networks, energy-as-a-service models ... all integrated into a system approach. In short, the crucial ingredients for the energy system of the future.