Energysense connects households, research and innovation. Energysense collects data on energy use, attitude and behavior with 10 000 households in the Netherlands.
New knowledge and new technologies are essential if we are to realize the energy transition. Energysense is an independent initiative on energy, at population-level. Energysense aims to provide researchers from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen and from other institutions, with energy information from 10 000 households in the Netherlands. Businesses and governments can also access this information, under strict conditions, to develop or test innovations for the energy transition. With input from households, Energysense can help researchers to find better answers and to accelerate the transition. Together, we can meet the energy challenge.
The focus of Energysense is the household because energy is crucial to our homelife: energy contributes to our comfort, convenience and communication needs at home. The household is where we consume energy –and for some of us, where we store and produce energy. Energy use at home is shaped by our behaviour and by a host of other factors, such as how housing is built, the costs of energy and how energy is delivered. Energysense collects data on all these aspects, so that we can get a full picture of what drives energy use and so that we can increase insights, savings and efficiency when it comes to energy. Energysense provides the sophisticated physical and organisational structure necessary for complex data collection about all these different aspects. Given that about 20% of direct energy consumption takes place at the household level, Enerysense can really make a difference.
Energysense is aimed at households in the Netherlands and at researchers and innovators worldwide. Energysense is an infrastructure for research and innovation in energy that contributes to accelerating the energy transition and to making society more sustainable in the area of energy. Energysense aims to reach this goal by enabling research and developing innovative and practical insights.
Energysense works with universities, businesses, governments and households to accelerate the energy transition. A persistent and highly complex societal challenge such as the energy transition requires close collaboration between all these parties. No one party can accomplish the energy transition on its own.
9747 AG Groningen (NL)
More information about Energysense can be found at their website.
Energysense is hosted by the Energy Academy Europe, located on the Zernike Campus of the University of Groningen.