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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.
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
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.
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
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.
A new milestone: recently Energysense delivered its first dataset, this ‘first one’ upon request of the University of Groningen’s Faculty of Spatial Sciences. The questionnaire about the impact of societal energy initiatives was compiled by Professor Dr. Ina Horlings and her team.read more
At the TransFuture Festival energy producers and energy users came together. In our ‘co-creation’ workshop an innovative product was placed under the scrutiny of the workshop participants.read more
On June 22 Energysense participated in the TransFuture Festival – a summer get together for entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and other interested parties on the topic of new energy and innovation at Zernike Campus Groningen.read more