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Amsterdam Pilots Energy Technology Schemes

Date: 24 February 2011

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2009 Liander, the Dutch grid operator, partnered with the Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM) foundation to explore ways to test new technologies and identify energy efficiency innovations that are commercially viable in Amsterdam. Subsequent partnership with the City of Amsterdam led to the creation of Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) in June 2009, a city-affiliated agency that coordinates public and private partnerships for the development of projects that test new energy saving technologies across the city. These aim to change the population’s behaviour and drive carbon emission reductions in Amsterdam. With 18 pilot projects launched to date, ASC has successfully engaged numerous stakeholders and has implemented new technologies on a small scale. To generate substantial emission reductions that will enable Amsterdam to meet its climate change targets of a 40% reduction in emissions by 2025 compared to 1990 levels, ASC needs to secure funding to perpetuate its programme, demonstrate the business case for scaling up successful pilot projects, and engage wider segments of the city’s population.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MEETING CITY CLIMATE TARGETS REQUIRES SCALING UP OF INITIATIVES

ASC Develops Public-Private Partnerships To Deliver On Emission Reductions Targets
Firms Partner To Test New Energy Saving Business Ideas
ASC Needs To Ensure Long-Term Cooperation Model To Scale Up Initiatives 

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Pilot Projects Aim To Raise Awareness And Reduce Energy Consumption

COMPANIES MENTIONED

Accenture, Amsterdam Innovation Motor, Amsterdam Smart City, BigBelly Solar, City of Amsterdam, Cisco, Coulomb Technologies, De Key, Far West, Geo, Greenchoice, Home Automation Europe, IBM, Joulz, Liander, NextEnergy, Nuon, Onze Energy, Philips, Plugwise, Reggefiber, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Van Gansewinkel, Vattenfall, Ymere, ZonSpot, Zuidas Amsterdam