SYSTEM STUDY: Diagram of the networks to be realized or reinforced
SYSTEM STUDY: Diagram of the networks to be realized or reinforced

Energy Infrastructure Noord-Holland

System study 2020-2050

Commissioned by the province of Noord-Holland, we have conducted various studies on energy infrastructure and space.
The Energy Infrastructure Noord-Holland Systems Study 2020-2050 is a spatial exploration and provides an integral picture of energy development in the future and the impact on the necessary energy infrastructure.
In the Energy and Spatial Planning study in the Noord-Holland Noord region, the future of the possible spatial consequences of the energy transition was explored with three future perspectives.

Traditionally, system analyzes have been carried out for individual energy modalities (such as electricity or gas). The tasks and challenges of the energy transition make it necessary to look much more at the cross-connections.

Aerial photo of Agriport data centers
Aerial photo of Agriport data centers

Energy Infrastructure Noord-Holland System Study 2020- 2050

The study is a co-production of the Province of Noord-Holland, Municipality of Amsterdam, Port of Amsterdam, Liander, Gasunie, TenneT and the consortium of CE Delft, Studio Marco Vermeulen and TNO / ECN. Within this research, Studio Marco Vermeulen was responsible for spatial exploration and the integral picture of future energy development and the impact on the necessary energy infrastructure.

We want to electrify cars, detach homes and factories from natural gas, generate sustainable energy and much more. This means that usage patterns, which were previously predictable (for example: cars use petrol, LPG or diesel), can change radically in the future, both in size and with different energy carriers.
SYSTEM STUDY: Diagram of the networks to be realized or reinforced.
SYSTEM STUDY: Diagram of the networks to be realized or reinforced.
Installation of the very last Wintrack mast Randstad 380 kV Noordring © TenneT
Installation of the very last Wintrack mast Randstad 380 kV Noordring © TenneT

Energy and spatial planning in the northern Noord-Holland region

This study was inspired by the search for the spatial consequences of the energy transition. We have looked into the corners of the playing field in three future perspectives and tried to connect spatial implications to this. In three future perspectives for 2050, possible outcomes of a particular line of thinking and consequences for northern Noord-Holland and the sub-regions will become clear. In the first perspective, the emphasis is on individual measures and residents will better insulate their homes. Extensive electrification will take place in accordance with the ambition of natural gas. The aim will be to balance supply and demand for electricity so as to not overload the electricity grid. In the second perspective, we assume that it has been decided to intensively exploit the enormous geothermal potential in the subsurface below northern Noord-Holland, for use in areas such as space heating. And with the third perspective, the region uses energy to profile itself as a national energy region.
ENERGY AND SPACE: Northern Noord-Holland from space
ENERGY AND SPACE: Northern Noord-Holland from space
Aerial photo of Wieringermeer with windmills
Aerial photo of Wieringermeer with windmills
ENERGY AND SPACE: 3 perspectives for the spatial exploration of the energy transition in Northern Noord-Holland
ENERGY AND SPACE: 3 perspectives for the spatial exploration of the energy transition in Northern Noord-Holland

It seems that a sum of different elements from different perspectives in different places will shape the final physical transition.

ENERGY AND SPACE: perspective 3 integration of energy systems into the landscape
ENERGY AND SPACE: perspective 3 integration of energy systems into the landscape
ENERGY AND SPACE: spatial impact
ENERGY AND SPACE: spatial impact
ENERGY AND SPACE: integration into the landscape
ENERGY AND SPACE: integration into the landscape
year
2019

team
ir. Marco Vermeulen, ir. Joost van der Waal, Chiel Lansink

in cooperation with
SYSTEEMSTUDIE:CE Delft, TNO/ECN

programme
Sustainable energy system 2050

status
Research by design

client
Gasunie, Gemeente Amsterdam, Havenbedrijf Amsterdam, Liander, Provincie Noord-Holland

website
www.noord-holland.nl

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