Since 2011, IJmond entrepreneurs have been working hard to make their own company and the business park as a whole more sustainable. Substantial steps have been taken in the past year towards a zero-carbon area: supply and demand of local participants are aggregated, participating companies can use each other's power.
The margins in the energy chain do not flow away, but are used in the area for reducing energy costs and to become further sustainable.
‘The initiative will initially focus on Kagerweg and De Pijp, but it is conceivable that entrepreneurs from other business parks in the IJmond area will also join in the long run,’ says Jan Boudesteijn, chairman of GreenBiz IJmond.
Gerard Adema, business developer at Econvert: ‘Both Econvert Climate & Energy and ENTRNCE have worked hard in recent years to build smart solutions to promote the energy transition. We believe in a decentralized, sustainable and affordable energy supply. Core elements are autonomy, transparency and flexibility.’
By using the ENTRNCE platform, parties are able to manage their energy portfolio themselves and to conduct mutual energy trading (peer to peer). The necessary technology no longer has to be developed through subsidy projects and has already proven itself in previous projects.