Towards a Sustainable Energy Supply in Cities – EnergyVille


  • DATE OF THE EVENT: May 31, 2018
  • TIME:
  • LOCATION: Genk

On the 31st of May, EnergyVille invites you to the grand closing event of the EFRO/SALK research project ‘Towards a Sustainable Energy Supply in Cities’.

The event is a must for manufacturers, developers or policy makers interested in the latest renewable energy technologies, both electric and thermal! Furthermore it is the ideal moment to gain valuable insight into our future developments and functions as the perfect opportunity to meet peers from the industry. Please note that this year, the EFRO/SALK event ‘Towards a Sustainable Energy Supply in Cities’ also functions as our annual Business Day. You will be introduced to our state-of-the-art developments in battery systems, Building Integrated PV (BIPV) solutions, 4th generation thermal networks, energy-as-a-service models, etc. All integrated into a multi-energy system approach.

During the closing event, you will also get the opportunity to go through our labs and discover our new research infrastructure. In each lab, our researchers will provide poster sessions where you can discuss our innovative technologies. Are you looking for a face to face conversation with one of our professionals? Then this is the place to go!


  • 12.30h: Welcome with some lunch
  • 13.30h: GeoWatt

GeoWatt looks into thermal networks of the 4th generation which are low temperature networks balancing heat/cold production with  local demand. These thermal networks will have an important impact on reducing the primary energy use (for heat/cold) by harvesting waste-heat  and complementing it with renewable energy sources. Tackled challenges in this study are needed technological innovations on substations, thermal storage and proximity of deep geothermal heat and how to create flexibility and balance the system while keeping the  investment and operational costs low.

SolSThore investigates photovoltaic cells and modules, optimised power electronics and batteries as well as the aesthetics of photovoltaic (PV) systems. This includes solar cells that can be made transparent or highly integrated into building façades (BIPV), low-profile DC/DC converters that can be built into the frames of innovative BIPV products interfacing with the local DC grid, and more reliable battery designs and materials as well as battery management electronics.

  • 15.00h: Short Coffee Break
  • 15.30h: SmarThor

In Energy as a Service concepts, ICT is connecting user comfort and renewable generation. At the same time ICT is connecting the different energy vectors, electricity, gas, heat and cold. This will enable multi-energy systems, thermal and electric energy sources are optimally interwoven with each other and their usage. EnergyVille develops the techno-economic framework, by means of an ICT-platform, integrating thermal and electrical energy alike.

  • 16.15h: Interactive tour through the buildings and laboratories offering the opportunity to visit the poster sessions, new lab setups and discuss latest trends and innovation with our researchers. Any questions? This is thé place to go!
  • The tour will be followed by a closing drink with pie.


Thor Central
Thor Park 8000
3600 Genk

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