Hoog Dalem - The Netherlands

Hoog Dalem was one of the first Dutch neighbourhoods built in 2008 without gas supply. Therefore Stedin, the grid operator, decided to run two pilots in this neighbourhood. The first pilot, in which 42 households participated, was an experiment with battery storage of excess energy from heat pumps and demand response software to balance supply and demand more evenly. The second follow-up project (LEF; Local, Energy and Flexibility) experiments with blockchain technology where 14 households participated in an energy (re-) distribution program in which decentral generated surplus energy is exchanged between community members on a local energy market.

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