Member of the Month: Smart Grids Flanders

A new organization with a new name, new goals and new faces At the Smart Grids Flanders new year’s reception on 19 January, President Kris Van Daele (Fifthplay) passed the torch to Jan Jaeken (Milvus). In April 2017, Smart Grids Flanders will officially be rebranded to the Flemish Energy Cluster. […]

INTERVIEW: “Connecting the Belgian and Dutch energy sector”

In January 2016 Smart Grids Flanders welcomed a new face to its Brussels office. Muriel Denayer is seconded by the Dutch energy network company Alliander to reinforce SGF’s team on a part-time basis. Muriel is the representative of a consortium of Dutch organizations, connected through the program Partners for International […]

Smart Grids Flanders celebrates 5th birthday

On January 28, Smart Grids Flanders celebrated its 5th birthday by announcing its plans for the future. Peter Verboven (SGF): “We will actively stimulate innovation in the smart energy sector. We’ll facilitate international collaboration and act as a mouthpiece towards the government. Of course we’ll also continue our strong tradition […]

Network support provided by distributed energy resources

The integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the distribution network is a challenge for the network operators. The introduction of solar panels has created new network situations. Energy can flow from the low voltage network towards the medium voltage network during a period of low consumption and high solar production. This situation did […]