Smart Grids

Report
ICT, energy and data centers; a holistic view
John Post
Managing director Green IT Amsterdam region
Board TKI SWITCH2SmartGrids
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Agenda
 Power and pollution, the bad and the ugly
 European ambitions & reality
 Dutch ambitions & reality
 Consortium Green IT Amsterdam region
 Greening of IT and greening by IT
Energy in Europe, two parallel trends
Europeanization:
Localisation
 Larger energy companies.
 Large power plants on large
distance from energy
consumer.
 More exchange of energy
across national borders.
2010
2030
 Large number of small power
plants (distributed generation,
microgrids), renewables, new
companies, often small and
local.
 New forms of cooperation,
participation of end users.
2050
The Dutch….
The Dutch characteristics
 … a conducive innovation
environment
 Unbundling of TSO, DSO,
production/supply
 Mindset of creativity,
collaboration and reliability
 Well developed gas industry
 Strong and open consultation and
concensus model
 Integrative approach to energy
 Striving for open standards and
cariers
open source
 Multi utility, Multi stakeholder
 Strong citizen involvement
 Many citizen initiatives, Privacy
conciousness, various living labs
 Strong government
involvement
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Well developed PPPs: Amsterdam
Smart City, innovation policy
International grid, aka strong grid
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Local smart grid
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Issues:
Local balancing
New metering and financial
systems
(un)predictability
Power to the people
Smart Grids: status in NL
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 Development of knowledge and products: PowerMatcher, Power Router, Smart
Cable Guard, SASensor, etc.
 First demonstration projects: Smart Storage, PowerMatching City, GROWders,
etc.
 Large-scale pilots are starting: Smart City A’dam, Easy Street, Couperus, Smart
Energy Collective, etc.
Amsterdam participation in Smart Grids projects (1)
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Smart Grid Vehicle-to-Grid (V2X
Breakthrough to a broader societal and economical
implementation of smart grids.
Using electric vehicles powered by locally produced,
renewable energy to create a balanced energy system
and sustainable mobility
Amsterdam and data centers as a growing market
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Ambitions Amsterdam
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households
enterprises
traffic & transport
Consortium Green IT Amsterdam region
 Public-private network organisation
(founded June 2010).
 Contribute to reducing 40% CO2 in 2025 in
Amsterdam
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 Ambitions realized by:
 Greening of IT
 Realising energy savings within the ICT
sector
 Greening by IT
 Innovative use of ICT for the reduction of CO2
emissions in other sectors
 Green IT Economy
 Creating new business opportunities with
Green IT
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Self-sufficient
Green Deal data centers
 Agreement between the Dutch Government, the City of Amsterdam
and Green IT Amsterdam Region
 Creation of a data center improvement package
 Coordinate with:
 Nederland ICT
 NL Agency (AgentschapNL): working group Datacenter Cooling
 City of Amsterdam: EPP and PUE regulations
 Activities:
 Clustering of best practices (including feasibility aspects, planning, costs, etc)
 Offering quick scans
 Foundation for improving de-facto standard of data center energy
efficiency in the Netherlands
Source: GreenIT Amsterdam region
Greening of IT
Self-sufficient
Incl. renewable energy
The NYT DC
Participation
Smart grid
Smart grids
Deviation from a common trend
On horticulture:
Deviation in thinking on renewable energy can be found in
turning around the supply of heath and cold processes to the
horticulturist:
Do not generate the energy needed for heating by degrading
high value heath, but by upgrading low value heath with
electrival water pumps in combination with short and long term
storage”
Source: de kas als energiebron, stichting innovatie glastuinbouw
Thank you
John Post
Managing Director Consortium Green IT Amsterdam regio
Board TKI SWITCH2SmartGrids
Chairman Platform Open Data Nederland
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: bikerspeedwell

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