Groningen and Energy

Groningen and Energy


The province of Groningen is literally on top of the domestic gas reserves and in the center of the European electricity and gas network. There is a strong energy and agro-industry present and accessible ports. Moreover, the province is very strategic for offshore wind energy. This makes Groningen a power (knowledge) hub of international significance which creates high-quality jobs, new knowledge, expertise and technology. That is evident from the large number of initiatives and partnerships in the field of energy

Energy Valley

The partnership Energy Valley's mission is to encourage businesses, research institutions and government agencies, enable, facilitate and connect to jointly develop projects and make concrete work clean, reliable and innovative energy. The goal is to stay ahead to strengthen the transition to a future-proof energy supply and position of the Northern Netherlands. The ambition is to grow into a leading Energy Valley region of Europe.

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Energy Academy

The Energy Academy Europe is the new institute where energy education, research and innovation meet. The academy is an initiative of the University of Groningen and Hanze University Groningen. The main energy themes gas (including biogas and green gas), energy from tomorrow (such as wind and solar energy), smart grids, energy efficiency and savings and CO2 reduction. The EAE is open to all individuals, organizations and companies that want to contribute to a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy supply.

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Energy Expo

The Energy Expo visitors can inform themselves about sustainable mobility. They can for example, take a ride on a Segway or in various durable cars or in a simulator learn as sustainable as possible to drive. Energy Expo was created to connect all initiatives in the field of sustainable mobility with each other and this market will give a boost. The Energy Expo brought together parties involved in sustainable mobility. Energy Expo features an exhibition space and experience the Stettinweg 22 in Groningen. Also given here diverse workshops. Energy Expo is Tuesday / Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 to 15:00 hours.

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Energy Delta Convention

The Energy Delta Convention is an international energy conference for energy experts with different backgrounds and disciplines. Every year in November, hundreds of interested people from around the world visit the conference in Groningen to discuss with each other about current energy issues from the perspectives of market, government and science.

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Energy Delta Institute

The Energy Delta Institute (EDI) is an international energy business school with a primary focus on natural gas. EDI's main goal is to contribute to the professional development of current and future energy managers. EDI coordinates research and training activities that deal with all kinds of geopolitical, economic, social, legal and management aspects of the energy sector. These courses range from short courses and introductory programs Executive Master programs and customized training. EDI's headquarters is based in Groningen.

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Energy Law

The Groningen Centre of Energy Law coordinates within the law faculty of the University of Groningen's legal research relating to (parts of) the energy sector. This research extends to the entire energy chain and includes the laws and regulations associated with the production, transportation and supply of energy, the promotion of renewable energy, security of supply and protection of both the climate and consumers. A consortium with the Groningen Centre of Energy Law by the European Commission selected the next four years as one of the five selected parties compete for doing European energy research. The Centre expects the next few years, several studies to do for the European Commission.

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Eemshaven: Energy Port

Energy Port Eemshaven is a large area for the development of energy-related activities. It is expected that in the Eemshaven produced a few years approximately 7,500 MW of energy, enough to half of the Netherlands to supply power! Rightly so the energy port of the Netherlands, perhaps in Northwest Europe!

The skyline of Eemshaven has long been determined by the Eemscentrale GDF SUEZ Energy Netherlands, the largest gas-fired power plant in Europe. Meanwhile, can the plants of RWE and Nuon and the wind turbines and oil tanks of Vopak there be added. There will also be via the high-voltage submarine cable NorNed flow of Norwegian hydropower to the Netherlands and Norway via the same cable can also purchase electricity from the Netherlands. Requires a large converter station built in Eemshaven. Meanwhile, there are advanced plans for NorNed 2 and an undersea cable to Denmark, the COBRA cable. Furthermore, TenneT realized a large switching station in Eemshaven power produced to be put on the net and TCN Telehouse Eemsdelta there established a data hotel, per day just consume as much power as the entire city.

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Unique master at Hanze University Groningen: Renewable Energy

The Master Renewable Energy is a unique collaboration of several European universities and also takes place in an international context. The Master trains students to become an engineer in the field of renewable energy, a sector where large demand for highly skilled professionals.

The purpose of the new international MSc in Renewable Engineering is to train students to shape the growing demand for renewable energy through technical research. The Master's program is unique in its kind in Europe and is provided by universities and colleges in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Greece.

Training to technician in windenergy

The Noorderpoortcollege in Delfzijl offers a new training and education center where young people can be trained to technician wind. The new training for the offshore wind reinforces the labor market for young people, workers and transfer students.

The Noorderpoortcollege will organize demand-driven training. Northern Dutch companies and in the future, companies from Northern Germany will give the training direction.

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