Project Ideas

VB SEEV4-City. Smart, clean Energy and Electric Vehicles 4 the City


Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in city development, combining electric transport, renewable energy and smart management. Through demonstration, joint pilot development and city planning scenarios.

Cities are the main energy consumers, but also provide most challenging opportunities. Large-scale solar energy, electric mobility and smart energy management emerge. Alone massive solar energy creates an energy production peak when demand is low, electric charging creates an energy demand peak, when local production is low. This creates a magnitude of problems.  

Combined, these three elements can create a sustainable city metamorphose. That is what SEEV4-City aims to demonstrate. See also: 

The transition to a smart energy future begins with re-thinking the entire energy system. The SEEV4-City project does just that, making electric vehicles not only beneficial to the environment, but beneficial to the entire energy infrastructure.  No longer is energy a one-way product, delivered to us from an invisible source beyond our personal control.

With the increase in consumers’ abilities to generate their own renewable electricity, the energy system is becoming a two-way exchange. We use power from the grid, but we also become a source of power feeding back into that grid. However rules, regulations, organisational and behavioural issues need adaptation before this urban energy revolution takes place.

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Hugo Niesing

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Central Aim

Aim of SEEV4-City is to create a step forwards in green city development. This will be facilitated by combining clean local energies, smart energy management, electric mobility and ICT. Cities in the North Sea region face comparable developments and circumstances. Changes in climate, upcoming green energy production, clean cities objectives, electric transport and smart grid experiments. Similar projects occur, the overall added value can be significantly increased. Cooperation involving existing innovative technology, knowledge centres and experiences can create a main step forwards.

Neighbourhoods can become significant cleaner when combining smart a) local energy production b) optimising neighbourhood consume c) storage in e-vehicles and d) smart planning.

SEEV4-City aims to establish lasting city systems demonstrating clean and economic advantages. Reduced combustion for transport and neighbourhood energy requirements.
These systems pave the path to the large scale roll-out of information-energy-transport initiatives and services for the energy transition.

Envisaged Output

Main outputs:

- Pilots demonstrating the natural fit between:

  1) Local renewables
  2) Smart energy storage in the e-vehicles
  3) ICT steering energy demand, provision in neighbourhood

- City development plans 

- Business scenarios

- Energy and e-transport integrated planning

- Social acceptance study

- Change management guidelines 

Partners Found Already

GreenIT Amsterdam, Mastervolt, Resourcefully

Partners Sought

Knowledge institutes, electric mobility service providers, smart energy systems developpers, Universities, Municipalities,

Estimated Budget

Thematic Keywords
smart energy, electric vehicles, V2G, smart city, local renewable energy.

Lead Beneficiary


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