Within the Energy and Sustainability Working Group, more than 150 participants from business, education and research institutions, as well as from the government, are working to bring together current initiatives and create conditions for cooperation to make a significant contribution to creating opportunities for a CO2-free energy system.

Opportunities for a CO2-free energy system

On 14 September 2021, the Energy and Sustainability working group publishes the position paper “AI as an accelerator of energy transition“, in which the opportunities for a CO2-free energy system are outlined. According to Mathijs de Weerdt, chairman of the Energy and Sustainability working group, the position paper is a guideline for AI research and innovation within the energy sector. The position paper also serves as a stepping stone for working together with stakeholders in the sector towards the ambition to accelerate the energy transition.

Mathijs: “In the next ten years, the Netherlands wants to take major steps towards increasing the amount of renewable energy produced and the electrification of heat demand and mobility. This wish requires a complete and highly complex transformation of the energy system. In the Netherlands, a great deal of attention is paid to the involvement of the regions and the various interested parties in this transition. This increases the complexity of the decision-making process. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can make an important contribution to accelerating this energy transition.”

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