The Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA) and Clean Tech Delta (CTD) invite you to the second smart energy seminar, this time about smart thermal grids.  

If you would like to attend this seminar please sign up hereFor further questions, please contact Ivo Carels. 

Smart Energy Seminars

The seminar series provides a platform for the research, public and private sector to discuss economic, social, and technological issues around energy decarbonization, decentralization and digitization in academia and industry. 

2nd Edition: Smart Thermal Grids

The main topic of this seminar is district heating in Rotterdam and the RUGGEDISED project. 

RUGGEDISED is a smart city project, it will demonstrate how to combine ICT, e-mobility and energy solutions to design smart, resilient cities. Through RUGGEDISED, the Heart of South district in Rotterdam will undergo a serious transition in the upcoming years to prepare the district for the future with the aim to achieve maximum energy efficiency and CO2 reduction while simultaneously looking to have a major social economic impact  in terms of job creation, levels of participation of citizens and quality of life. More specifically, the RUGGEDISED grid will connect all buildings in the Heart of South area and will optimize distribution of heat and cold among buildings. 


The following speakers will present during this Smart Energy Seminar: 

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam – Ayman Esmat 
  • Municipality of Rotterdam – Roland van Rooyen & Katelien van den Berge 
  • Vattenfall – Michiel Houwing 
  • E.ON Ectogrid – Lars Bierlein