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Roadmap Energy Transition

The physical distance between energy production and consumption brings indifference for the energy transition in everyday life. Top down government planning of enormous wind parks fuel local resistance. Individual initiatives lack scale to substantially contribute to energy demands. The so-called Cleantech Region, in the eastern part of the Netherlands, has set the target to be energy-neutral in the year 2030. The spatial condition of the region, with its different valuable landscape typologies, doesn’t allow for large scale energy infrastructures. So how do we achieve the region’s ambitious goals? This proposal takes the successful local initiatives as a starting point. They enjoy local support, collaboration... Read More

The physical distance between energy production and consumption brings indifference for the energy transition in everyday life. Top down government planning of enormous wind parks fuel local resistance. Individual initiatives lack scale to substantially contribute to energy demands.

The so-called Cleantech Region, in the eastern part of the Netherlands, has set the target to be energy-neutral in the year 2030. The spatial condition of the region, with its different valuable landscape typologies, doesn’t allow for large scale energy infrastructures. So how do we achieve the region’s ambitious goals?

This proposal takes the successful local initiatives as a starting point. They enjoy local support, collaboration and co-ownership. By identifying, analyzing, combining and reframing local initiatives we developed a regional roadmap for scaling and accelerating the energy transition.

For six generic and frequently occurring spatial typologies we have mapped a step-by-step development path. Elements of this path are organizational and financing models, spatial conditions and innovative combinations of programmes.

With this proposal we won the 2015 Eo Wijers competition, the most acclaimed design competition for spatial planning in the Netherlands. As a result of the competition, we are co-initiators of the Cleantech Lab. The Cleantech Lab focusses on exploring possible roads toward accelerating the energy transition.

 

 

FACTS
Location: Stedendriehoek
(Apeldoorn, Deventer, Zutphen, Brummen, Epe, Lochem, Voorst)
Program: Design Research on Regional Energy Transition
Client: Eo Wijers Foundation – Cleantech Regio Stedendriehoek
Year: 2015-
Collaborator: Werkend Landschap

 

 

 

 

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