Amsterdam - Waste-to-energy company AEB Amsterdam and cleantech company Sympower will work together to ensure maximum efficiency from generated energy. There are major gains to be made in generating and using energy in the form of heat, steam or electricity. To this end, they are developing a new application based on artificial intelligence (AI).
The Netherlands faces the major challenge of drastically reducing CO2 emissions by 2050. The transition to sustainable sources of energy is therefore in full swing. One of the major challenges is the reliability and stability of the energy network. This is due to the major changes in the demand and supply of energy. Waste-to-energy company AEB Amsterdam and cleantech company Sympower are jointly developing a smart energy platform to produce and distribute energy to users more efficiently. This will accelerate the energy transition.
This energy platform runs on artificial intelligence and will be developed in a new application: HeatFlex.ai. The platform connects producers (such as AEB), storage facilities and users of electricity, heat and steam. By combining data and using AI prediction techniques, HeatFlex.ai can determine the most efficient and sustainable energy distribution. As a result, generated energy can be directly put to use or stored when it is smartest to do so at the time. In this way, energy systems are interconnected, which increases stability, reliability and affordability. The first results will be known this fall.
Heatflex.ai is a promising project and partly for that reason also selected for AI4Cities; a European grant project with six participating cities, which want to reduce CO2 emissions through the application of artificial intelligence.