What will the
future bring?

New knowledge and new technologies are essential if we are to realise the energy transition. Energysense is an independent initiative on energy, at population-level. Energysense aims to provide researchers from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen and from other institutions, with energy information from 10 000 households in the Netherlands. Businesses and governements can also access this information, under strict conditions, to develop or test innovations for the energy transition. With input from households, Energysense can help researchers to find better answers and to accelerate the transition. Together, we can meet the energy challenge.

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Energysense can help us identify which aspects of the social and physical infrastructure and of human behaviour we need to reshape in order to transform our energy system.

Prof. Andre Faaij
Scientific Director Energy Academy Europe

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Understanding energy use

Energysense seeks to understand energy use, attitude and behaviour. We gather data for research from smart meters, among other sources. Even if you don’t currently have a smart meter, you can participate in this unique research project.

If you live in the Netherlands, you can register for Energysense. As a participant, you can share your energy consumption data with our researchers and answer some questions about your home. Do you want to contribute to a sustainable future? Sign up for Energysense.

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Why we work with households

Energysense aims to understand how patterns in energy use, behaviour and attitudes are changing. We gather data for research from meters and questionnaires—you can participate in this unique project, even if you don’t currently have a smart meter. Taking part is easy, and not only is it interesting for you as a participant, it’s crucial for us all.

 

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803 households already
participate in Energysense

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“Living Lab”

I see Energysense as a “Living Lab”, where I can develop new ways of dealing with energy. By doing research with Energysense, I can work with households and with colleagues from other faculties or from businesses.
-Dr Katharina Gugerell, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen

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Collaboration

Energysense is a large and diverse platform for research and innovation. It offers many possibilities for collaboration with enterprises, governments and universities. The form and nature of collaboration can vary, depending on the partners and complexity of the issues to be addressed. Would you like to find out more about these opportunities, whether for SMEs, NGOs or other parties? Have a look at our pages over collaboration to see how we can work together to accelerate the energy transition.

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Latest news

TransFuture Festival at EnTranCe

June 6, 2017

On Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of June, EnTranCe will be hosting the TransFuture Festival for the third time. A festival for professionals, entrepreneurs, companies, governments and stakeholders around new energy and innovation.

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Energysense for Social Innovation

March 30, 2017

How can Energysense stimulate and support research on social innovation for the energytransition? The answer to this question will be at the heart of an upcoming presentation by Anne Beaulieu, programme manager of Energysense, during the conference Energy and Social Innovation organised by the Delft Energy Initiative on 3-4 April 2017.

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Visiting Energysense’s home turf

March 22, 2017

Some 70 participating households registered for the first Energysense Participants Event and on Friday the 10th of March our team welcomed our guests at the new Energy Academy building.

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Where is my data stored?

The answer to this question and to many others about data, privacy, and participating in Energysense can be found in our FAQs (Available in Dutch.):

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