Data-driven Innovations for the Energy Transition

Join us for the Data-driven Innovation for the Energy Transition workshop!

Mondai | House of AI is pleased to host the workshop, organised in collaboration with the NL AIC working group Energy & SustainabilityTU Delft Powerweb and the TU Delft AI Initiative.


During the workshop we look forward to bring together the Commit2Data community on energy with the NL AIC working group on Energy & Sustainability. The Commit2Data programme is coming to an end; the research and innovations its projects have delivered are worth exploring further. With this workshop we wish to present the research outcomes of the projects that focus on Energy and Big data. And together we want to determine the follow up research questions, the next innovation and the implementation steps.

By bringing together a community of experts, policy makers, companies and students that want to learn from these insights on big data applications we can close the gap between research, working and learning. Let’s work towards new collaborations!

14:00 – 14:30 Walk-in and Coffee
14:30 – 14:40 Welcome by Mathijs de Weerdt, chair of the NL AIC working group Energy & Sustainability
14:40 – 14:55 Talk by Marjan Popov on Application of Big Data for the Protection of Future Electricity Grids
14:55 – 15:10 Talk by Simon van Mourik on Greenhouses as Flexible Energy Sources – About better predicting the flexibility of supply and demand through computational intelligence
15:10 – 15:25 Break
15:25 – 15:40 Talk by Eric Pauwels on Energy Intranets
15:40 – 15:55 Talk by Machteld van den Broek on Multidimensional Big Data Modelling – Improving computationals models with big data analysis techniques analyzing climate, weather, energy production and demand processes in conjunction.
15:55 – 16:10 Break
16:10 – 16:25 George Rouwhorst on Neighborhood Energy & Data Management Integration System
16:25 – 16:40 Talk by Vincent Campfens (startup company about the use of synthetic data for accelerating research and development of data-driven and AI techniques for the energy transition: Unlock smart meter data with generative AI
16:40 – 17:10 Panel discussion moderated by Neil Yorke-Smith, lab manager of the Citizens and Society in the Energy Transition (CaSET) ELSA lab
17:10 – 17:15 Close
17:15 Drinks!

Commit2Data on Energy
Commit2Data is the national public-private research and innovation programme in the field of big data and applications. Started in 2015, the programme includes more than 50 projects, more than 200 private parties participate, and 83 PhDs, 57 postdocs, 5 TNO and 18 NLeSC engineers who work in the sub-programmes, among others. All universities in the Netherlands are involved in Commit2Data. Six of the multidisciplinary and collaborative projects focused on Energy and Big Data. The following will be presenting their work:

  • Protection of Electricity Networks through Simulation – Marjan Popov
  • Greenhouses as Flexible Energy Sources – Simon van Mourik
  • Energy Intranets – Eric Pauwels
  • Multidimensional Big Data Modelling – Machteld van den Broek
  • Neighborhood Energy & Data Management Integration System – George Rouwhorst