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Project Details

Local Inclusive Future Energy (LIFE) City Platform



ArenAPoort is part of the Amsterdam Southeast borough, marked 6926 in the map. And as the rest of the city, Zuid Oost is aiming to be energy neutral by 2040. The existing energy infrastructure will not be able to facilitate this challenge, which will result in congestion if not mitigated by local flex-solutions. And the bigger challenge is to introduce an inclusive solution that ensures fair sharing of the benefits to all stakeholders. This is what LIFE addresses. 


  1. An energy trading platform for Zuid Oost that alleviates net congestion, and brings about energy savings to the residents.

  2. A user-centric design process of the LIFE platform, that can be replicated and scaled up in other areas

  3. A localized energy market of energy prosumers, i.e. consumers + locally produced and stored energy sources


Innovation Themes

  1. Digital Twin to simulate economic market for peer-to-peer energy exchange

  2. Socio-economic emulator to simulate behavioral economics and decision-making of prosumers

  3. Local & flexible energy markets, associated new governance structures

  4. Design ethnography for stakeholder engagement

  5. Living Lab framework for local user-centric experiments & iterative design

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