Large scale adoption of sustainable energy is the biggest challenges of our generation. This requires Smart Energy with new innovations and concepts to deal with the intermittent of wind and solar. The solutions are found in the storage of energy, in batteries or power-to-X. Adjusting the grid and make energy smarter by combining demand and supply is very important. Technically and economically the business case has to be sustainable. New concepts might saves us millions of euros in the province of Flevoland alone.
As the plant manager of the wind farms of Wageningen-UR, I experience the challenges of adopting renewable energy daily. This is why I do research and tests on future solutions of Smart Energy from a hundred kWh up to GWh. I like to combine applied research with the ideas of companies and grid operators and test this in our test-facilitations in Lelystad.
Specialities: wind energy, sustainable energy, storage of energy, demand management control, feasibility studies, micro-grid test, solar energy, biogas, clean tech, project management.