• First work package ASSIST project finished - energy poverty policy in different countries investigated 07.06.2018

    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).

  • EFRO/SALK closing event 'Towards a Sustainable Energy Supply in Cities' 01.06.2018

    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. "

    Were you unable to attend the event but would you like to go through the presentations or posters presented? Below all useful links can be found.

  • EnergyVille opens new research building and proposes multi-energy system of the future 31.05.2018

    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.

  • Jesus Lago Garcia third place winner in RTE competition on electricity consumption forecast 18.04.2018

    RTE carries out daily electricity consumption forecasts which ensure a balance between supply and demand of electricity at all times and thus guarantee the safety of the electricity system. This year they organized a challenge with the objective of making a short-term probabilistic forecast of national electricity consumption in France. Our coworker Jesus Lago Garcia came third and received a 2000€ reward.

  • ESPResSo, an Ambitious EU Funded Collaboration to Make Perovskite Solar Cells a Market Reality 17.04.2018

    LEUVEN, April 17, 2018 – Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille, has been named the coordinator of an ambitious 3-year European Union (EU) funded project, “ESPResSo” (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), that gathers known leaders in the field of perovskite PV technology to revolutionize Europe’s photovoltaics (PV) industry.

  • Indian Officials visit VITO/EnergyVille on a study tour under the EU-India Clean Energy & Climate Partnership 11.04.2018

    On 10 April, EnergyVille welcomed a delegation of Indian officials for a study visit in the framework of the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership.

  • A new EPC from January 2019 13.03.2018

    From January 2019 the EPC will be given an extensive update. The EPC remains obligatory when buying and renting houses, apartments et cetera, so nothing changes to its field of application. However, the EPC will have a completely different look and contain new information. The EPC will look a lot more visual, the key figure is extended with a label and the recommendations become a lot more specific. EnergyVille/VITO has developed the calculation methodology for this new version of the EPC.

  • Totem: a new tool to improve the environmental performance of buildings 22.02.2018

    Flemish Minister of Environment, Joke Schauvliege, Walloon Minister of Economy, Innovation and the digital sector, Pierre-Yves Jeholet and Joël Solé from Leefmilieu Brussel have launched Totem at Batibouw. Totem [Tool to Optimise the Total Environmental impact of Materials] is a transparent, simple, digital interface for the Belgian construction industry to objectify and reduce the environmental impact of buildings. The tool is the result of an intensive collaboration of Belgium's three regions. EnergyVille/VITO provided input for the underlying algorithms of the tool.

  • KBC's Energy- and Renovation Check, scientifically underpinned by EnergyVille 20.02.2018

    KBC's Energy and Renovation Check, a user-friendly instrument that allows customers to screen their homes and make them 'future-proof' in terms of energy efficiency and consumption is currently being finalized. Based on parameters that the customer provides, it calculates the possible savings in terms of energy consumption and proposes relevant investments. The tool is scientifically underpinned by EnergyVille / VITO.

  • EnergyVille provides input for reforming tariff schemes of periodic distribution grid tariffs 07.02.2018

    In the context of a future reform of the tariff structure, the VREG allocated a study on the revision of the tariff structure of the distribution grid tariffs to EnergyVille/VITO. The final report has recently been presented. The study concludes that for the classical meter customers a tariff structure based on connection capacity is preferable, while for customers with a digital meter there are several options. The data from this study provide input for the VREG for a reformed tariff structure.


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