Tag: energy21

17
Mar

Energy21 – Service Continuity Plan

Energy21 – Service Continuity Plan

We all have committed ourselves to slow down the spread of Covid-19. Working arrangements are adjusted to keep our team and our clients safe and sound. At the same time we are committed to support your business and therefore would like to inform you with a summary of our most important corporate measures. This policy will apply until 6 April 2020 until further notice (as aligned with the Duch RIVM directions):

  • All our employees are asked to follow the health guidelines provided by the Dutch RIVM
  • All our employees work remotely until 6 April – Our colleagues are fully equipped to work remotely, avoiding any physical contact
  • Our office will be closed for both employees and visitors until 6 April
  • All travel arrangements are on-hold

We continue to monitor and evaluate the situation to ensure that we are taking appropriate actions. Please note, our primary responsible Board Member for issues in this situation is Eugene Baijings (CFO and security officer) but you can also reach out to Michiel Kuiper (CCO) or Frank de Jong (COO).

You can reach us via your regular contact, our client teams, via telephone: +31(0)30 670 6660 or via e-mail: info@energy21.com

If there is anything you need from us or if there are additional ways we can support you, please let us know. And most importantly, we wish good health for you, your families, and your communities.

Best wishes,
Team Energy21

31
Jan

BASF prolongs partnership with Energy21

BASF prolongs partnership with Energy21 to futureproof its position towards the energy market

Utrecht, The Netherlands To futureproof its position towards the energy market, BASF, one of the largest integrated industrial sites of Europe, has chosen to prolong their partnership with Energy21. BASF is maximizing the value of their energy data supporting its business decision making with the energy expertise and digital solution EBASE of Energy21.

The EBASE platform is a digital solution that processes great quantities of energy data reflecting BASF’s site topology. Analyzing this data results in a better understanding how to improve the individual planning and operations of the utilities while incorporating energy prices, market contracts, technical boundaries and protocols that ensures compliancy to regulatory and legislative requirements.

Frederic Viaene, Head of Utility Management of BASF, said “We look forward to further develop the platform for the energy intensive industry, which is both innovative and at the same time proven-in-use. The partnership with Energy21 enables us to operationalize our ‘Verbund strategy’, linking and collecting the different utilities in a one-source system, allowing to fulfill our role as grid operator and to optimize our energy operations without compromising on the primary production processes and sustainability goals.”

Energy expertise combined with a dedicated DevOps team supporting the continuous development of the EBASE platform were the main reasons for prolonging the contract with Energy21.

“We are very excited to extend our relationship with our long-standing customer and are eager to support them to take even more advantage of digitalization,” said Frank de Jong, COO of Energy21. “With this prolonged contract, BASF confirmed the trust in our energy expertise and digital solutions for the energy intensive industries.”

***For more information regarding Energy21, please contact:

Martine Broekman, Marketing Manager

Martine.broekman@energy21.com or +31 6 33 99 03 58

About Energy21

Energy21 was founded in 1997 and has since established itself as long term partner for renowned energy companies. By combining expertise of the energy ecosystem and its digitalization capabilities, relevant data is transformed into actionable insights based, on the clients’ processes and within their regulatory framework. These insights enable clients to achieve their sustainability goals, improve cost effectiveness and capture market opportunities while guaranteeing security of supply. Our digital tools include the latest developments in database technology that handles exceptionally large data streams (such as large balancing portfolios or complete industry site measurements).

Energy21 is located in The Netherlands (HQ) and is active in European countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

20
Jan

Scholt Energy selects Energy21 to enable its future growth

Scholt Energy selects Energy21 to enable its future growth


Utrecht, The Netherlands  To further strengthen its position towards the energy market and its qualitative service model to customers, Scholt Energy has chosen to partner with Energy21 for its energy expertise and data management solution EBASE. By partnering with Energy21, Scholt Energy is ensured of a future proof solution that enables them to optimize their services to its customers.

EBASE is a European data management platform that provides Scholt Energy market access, flexible integration with boundary systems and automation of business processes. The platform enables Scholt Energy to optimal plan, operate and settle their energy business and offers numerous possibilities for data analyses and management reporting.

Frank van Gastel, CFO of Scholt Energy: “We believe Energy21 has a natural fit with Scholt Energy as a service-oriented solution provider. Supported by a dedicated DevOps team to implement EBASE, we find that the platform is a proven-in-use digital solution and is adaptable to (future) market opportunities and changes, like Allocation 2.0. Our collaboration enables us to further improve the planning of our portfolio covering more renewable production and minimized imbalance, while at the same time we can maximize the flexibility in products and services to customers.”

Michiel Kuiper, CCO of Energy21: “We are very excited to expand our client base with Scholt Energy in a partnership agreement and are eager to support them in operationalizing their energy and utility strategy”.

***For more information regarding Energy21, please contact:
Martine Broekman, Marketing Manager

Martine.broekman@energy21.com or +31 6 33 99 03 58

About Energy21

Energy21 was founded in 1997 and has since established itself as long term partner for renowned energy companies. By combining expertise of the energy ecosystem and its digitalization capabilities, relevant data is transformed into actionable insights based, on the clients’ processes and within their regulatory framework. These insights enable clients to achieve their sustainability goals, improve cost effectiveness and capture market opportunities while guaranteeing security of supply. Our digital tools include the latest developments in database technology that handles exceptionally large data streams (such as large balancing portfolios or complete industry site measurements).

Energy21 is located in The Netherlands (HQ) and is active in European countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

2
May

A tailored approach to data structuring

A tailored approach for data structuring

The growing need to differentiate in the dynamics of the energy market pushes energy service providers to become data driven organizations. As data-driven strategies take hold, in reality we see that big data, data lakes and data analytics not automatically deliver on their potential value. The common pitfall is starting with the data and simply ask what it can do for you. We share some insights and considerations that can help you find value in your (data analytical) investments.

One size does not fit all 

Have you ever tried to get into a suit that says “one size fits all”? Then you probably know that it never really fits. It is either too big and slumps down from your shoulders, or too narrow so you can hardly breathe. In both cases: probably best to wear something else. The same could be said for an operational data environment and an analytical one.

Combining both purposes in one environment enforces opposing needs and requirements into one system, resulting in excessive costs and/or concessions on functionality or prerequisites. The different characteristics ask for a tailored approach for each.

Read the full article here:

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Would you like to know more about data structuring?

For more information, please contact Michiel Dorresteijn (Principal Consultant)
via +31 6 117 169 27 or mail michiel.dorresteijn@energy21.com 

21
Dec

Layered Energy System: exploring a new energy market model

Towards a sustainable energy ecosystem with the Layered Energy System

Our energy market model has been set up top-down and centralistic, from production (via transmission and distribution) to consumption. But our current model is no longer fit-for-purpose. For example the model is not suitable for end-users with solar panels that generate a surplus of energy and feed it back into the energy network (bottom-up). This leads to questions that urgently need to be answered. 

Local energy community
A very important question regarding a (new) sustainable energy ecosystem is: what should be the role of local energy communities in our energy system? Distributed generation and flexibility are part of the cause as well as the solution of the challenges the energy system faces. Demand-response by aggregators is currently not very attractive for the owners of flexibility (the end-user) nor is it a scalable solution in the long run. At the same time, local communities of end-users are founded and are experimenting with energy sharing, flexibility and with distributed network technologies (like blockchain). We believe that this system-averse social trend is an important factor in the energy transition.

Layered Energy System Concept
In close co-operation with the Dutch distribution grid operator Stedin, Energy21 developed the Layered Energy System (LES). In an earlier phase we explored the concept of local energy communities and local markets. Now, we have described more detailed the mechanics and roles of stakeholders in a Layered Energy System. We believe that the concept of LES provides a feasible elaboration of the “Citizens Energy Community” as mentioned in the EU Clean energy package.


LES offers insights and possible solutions to stakeholders’ issues moving towards a sustainable energy ecosystem. Energy21 is proud to present the LES Whitepaper and continues to discuss the topic with all stakeholders in the energy ecosystem.

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Would you like to know more about the Layered Energy System?

For more information, please contact Michiel Dorresteijn (Projectlead Market Analysis & Blockchain Technology)
via +31 6 117 169 27 or mail michiel.dorresteijn@energy21.com

9
Oct

Energy transition: challenges and solutions

The energy market is in transition. More renewables, increasing demand for electricity and the rise of electric vehicles are putting incredible pressure on the grid. New players enter the market and current ones need to adapt. All these factors create a technically complex discussion on both a national and international level.

USEF (Universal Smart Energy Framework) Foundation launched a serious game to increase understanding of the new market dynamics and facilitate a broader dialogue. The interactive documentary covers three major dilemmas for setting up an effective energy market:

    1. Flexibility versus grid reinforcement
    2. The admission of one or more aggregators
    3. The degree of regulation of the market

 

What decisions would you make for a future proof energy market?

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3
Apr

Updated compliancy directives CDS network tariffs

Updated compliancy directives CDS network tariffs – now what?

The Dutch regulator Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) ensures fair competition between businesses, and protects consumer interests. This agency specified the criteria for Closed Distribution System (CDS) operators regarding the transparency of network tariffs. What does this mean for (future) CDS operators?

We studied the criteria and summarized the most important consequences when it comes to compliancy. Also, we identified the optimization possibilities that arise when industrial energy users re-organize their energy data following these regulatory transparency criteria.

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Would you like to know more about Closed Distribution Systems?

For more information, please contact Eugene Baijings, CFO and Principal Consultant
via +31(0)20  or mail eugene.baijings@energy21.com