On 29th of January, the final event of the Buurzame Stroom project will be organised in the Sint-Amandsberg neighborhood in Ghent.
Also WiseGRID supports 'Buurzame Stroom' by implementing applications that help people understand electricity prices and electricity usage.
About Buurzame Stroom
Buurzame Stroom wants to make it possible for everyone to install solar panels on their roof. Putting solar panels on your roof is nteresting both for the citizens' energy bill and for the climate. However, not every roof is suitable and not every family can afford the initial investment. Some local residents from Sint-Amandsberg also noticed this contradiction. Amongst others, the City of Ghent, citizen energy cooperative Energent, Society BuildingGhent, Ghent University, citizen energy cooperative Ecopower, DSO Fluvius and the WiseGRID project joined forces to look for answers and solutions under the umbrella of 'Buurzame Stroom'.
The project was launched in March 2018 with three main objectives:
Buurzame Stroom is coming to an end and therefore it is time to look back at its successes, make conclusions and recommendations.
Join the final event if you want to know more about how to create a green energy neighborhood in the Dampoort - Sint-Amandsberg district in Ghent (Belgium)?
13:30 - Welcoming
14:00 - Introduction by Ghent alderman Tine Heyse (Climate, Energy, Housing), John Vandaele (chairman Energent) and Pascal Debruyne (chairman Samenlevingsopbouw Gent).
14:15 - Walk through the district showing the realisations of the project
16:15 - Conclusions and recommendations by Jeroen Baets (Energent), Coordinator Buurzame Stroom
16.45 - Reaction of the Flemish Minister for Energy Zuhal Demir to the conclusions and recommendations
17:15 to 19:30 - Networking drink and fair: the project staff will answer all questions.
Wednesday 29th January from 13.30 to 19.30.
Sint-Amandsberg neighbourhood centre: Doornakkerstraat 54, 9040 Sint-Amandsberg
Before 24th January via Gentinfo or 09 210 10 10
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