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#139 Dutch DSO alliance is looking for Israeli innovative technology to manage changes in demand, supply or a high voltage grid failure

  • Industry Energy
  • Online since 2021-06-16

Three Dutch distribution grid operators; Stedin, Alliander and Enexis are scouting for Israeli technology that can handle and monitor changes in electricity demand, supply or a high voltage grid failure. The technology should be a proven solution, applicable for the Dutch energy grid ​and meet the Dutch DSO design criteria – Reliable, Safe and Accessible to everyone.

Dutch DSO alliance is looking for Israeli innovative technology to manage changes in demand, supply or a high voltage grid failure

Local energy systems aim to “add” a local layer to the electricity grid which locally matches electricity supply with demand. We welcome any solutions or services with the potential of contributing to the realization of such a system. Key stakeholders include energy companies, local energy users, local energy producers, distribution system operators, the transmission system operators, municipalities and society.


Due to the shift in energy generation from top-down to a multi directional system, electricity flows are constantly changing. This creates challenges for the Dutch energy grid. At this point, the grid is not fully prepared for these future changes in demand that can potentially knock the system out of balance.​

Creating local energy systems where energy is generated and consumed locally could serve as a potential solution for this problem. Existing local energy system examples operate and optimize energy flows on a local level, with challenges in domains like pricing, and distributing the benefits to different stakeholders. Optimally balancing individual local energy systems versus connecting these systems to the grid will result in a more stable, affordable and futureproof system.

Next steps

After the deadline the challenge owners will review the applications and select the top applicants for a virtual selection day beginning of July. During this selection day the selected applicants will get the chance to present their solution with representatives of Stedin, Alliander & Enexis. Afterwards, the top candidate(s) for the challenge may be invited to participate in a pilot to test their solution in the field with one or multiple participating firms.

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