Practical information

Date: Thursday, 13 February
Time: 13.45-15.15h
Location: De Appel, Zernikeplein 7 9747 AS Groningen

In close co-operation with the Dutch distribution grid operator Stedin, Energy21 developed the Layered Energy System (LES). LES is a system that offers insights and possible solutions to stakeholders’ issues moving towards a sustainable energy ecosystem. Local communities of end-users are founded and are experimenting with energy sharing, flexibility and with distributed network technologies like blockchain.

  • Get to know the ins and outs of the Layered Energy System
  • Learn more about the link between blockchain technology and local energy markets
  • Examples of local energy communities

The energy market has been set up top-down and centralistic, from production (via transmission and distribution) to consumption. But our current model is no longer fit-for-purpose. For example the model is not suitable for end-users with solar panels that generate a surplus of energy and feed it back into the energy network (bottom-up). This leads to questions that need to be answered.

A very important question regarding a (new) sustainable energy ecosystem is: what should be the role of local energy communities in our energy system? Distributed generation and flexibility are part of the cause as well as the solution of the challenges the energy system faces.

Speaker – Michiel Dorresteijn

Michiel is a senior consultant at Energy21 and Projectlead Market Analysis & Blockchain Technology. With a background in commercial businesses as well as in governmental policy development, he is well equipped for bridging the gap between abstract strategies and day-to-day business. His recent activities focus on business development and energy market consultancy, especially on topics like how to enable the energy transition by innovative market models, distributed energy concepts applying blockchain and long term energy strategies for the larger players in the energy sector.

This event is a public event organized by the Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.