Join us in June at the Positive Energy Districts Conference in Amsterdam for a unique opportunity to exchange experiences, share ideas and develop new insights with policymakers, researchers and civil servants.
Hit the green ‘Aanmelden’ button below to sign up for the conference in June (please note: availability is subject to venue capacity).
Based on the outcomes of the very lively pre-meeting on April 19, we have prepared a dynamic two-day programme with interesting keynote speakers and inspiring excursions integrated into our programme. We provide you with the latest international insights on PEDs, teach you how to get a grip on the real implementation of technologies and systems, unlock European examples and tools for planning and implementing PEDs, and offer visits to cutting-edge demonstration sites in Amsterdam, with plenty of opportunities for mingling and networking.
The conference is free of charge and consists of two consecutive days, each with a slightly different but related focus.
23 June: Challenges, experiences, and lessons learned | 09:30-20:00
- Policy highlights (from the Netherlands, among others)
- Excursions to PED projects in the Amsterdam South East area
- Plenary and working group discussions on planning and implementation
24 June: Cross-domain approaches to preparing and realising PEDs | 09:00-15:15
- Concept development
- Learning environments for PEDs
- Policy and research agendas
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Keynote speakers and excursions
Keynote speakers include Peter Rathje (CEO, ProjectZero) and Renée Heller (professor of Energy and Innovation, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences). We have selected several interesting excursions in or near Amsterdam South East. You can choose an excursion that focuses primarily on technology, the energy community, the role of commercial parties or policymaking on integrated sustainable neighbourhood development.
The workshop is hosted by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and will be jointly organised by urban research organisation Platform31, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the COST Action Positive Energy Districts European Network. The conference is funded by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the EU COST Action programme.
Join us this coming June at the Positive Energy Districts Workshop in Amsterdam. Learn how to make PEDs work through keynote lectures, workshops and visits to inspiring pilot projects. Lees meer
Interviews with keynote speakers
“Be a pain in the ass”: Engagement is the main challenge for sustainability
Peter Rathje, ProjectZero CEO
The Danish ‘ProjectZero’ started in 2007. Its main goal: for Sonderborg to co-create a zero-emission municipality. Sonderborg, in southern Denmark, hit the 50 percent CO₂ reduction mark in 2020. By 2029, the municipality is expected to reach zero carbon emission for its energysystem. “Not expected to, it will”, states Peter Rathje.