The cooperation between Intospace and Essent should enable energy management at CLIC to always function optimally despite the current overload of the public electricity grid. This involves not only the generation of green energy, but also storage and smoothing out consumption peaks as much as possible by means of a digital infrastructure. In February, Intospace, Essent EIS and grid operator Liander already signed an agreement to establish an energy community at local level, enabling energy management with maximum efficiency. With the contract between Intospace and Essent, part of the plans around CLIC's energy infrastructure has now been formalised.
Robert Kreeft, CLIC project leader on behalf of Intospace, sees Essent EIS as a strong partner for solutions to the capacity shortage on the public electricity grid. "This cooperation will soon allow us to realise an unprecedented innovative base of operations for emission-free urban logistics. That form of logistics is becoming very energy-intensive, so a solution to the congestion problem is therefore indispensable."
"Entrepreneurs want to continue realising their sustainable plans but are running into the limits of the energy system, just look at the problems in Brabant and Limburg. There, the high-voltage grid is almost at maximum capacity. There will be a temporary stop for companies and institutions wanting to connect to the grid. Thanks to the cooperation with Intospace, we can help accelerate the energy transition in the logistics sector with renewable energy and smart infrastructure," said Stephan Segbers, COO of Essent. "Renewable energy and the associated infrastructure are an essential component. In that respect, CLIC will soon not only be an innovation for urban logistics, but also for the future of our energy supply."