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PowerMatcher wins Impact Prize

January 26, 2012 | PowerMatcher, Impact Prize, EcoGrid, smart grid demonstration,

Two projects involving TNO’s PowerMatcher technology are among the 100 most powerful sustainable solutions in the world gathered in the Sustainia100 list. Both projects are sustainable electricity demonstration projects: the EcoGrid prototype of the European smart electricity grid and PowerMatching City, the first living smart grid community in the world. This has been announced at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. The list was presented in a plenary session to the high-level decision-makers and country representatives present in Rio. Gathered from 56 countries spread over six continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating sustainable societies. Building on ready and available solutions only, Sustainia100 is as a tangible tool for sustainability professionals – from politicians to CEOs-­? dedicated to create desirable and sustainable societies. Together with industry partners, TNO is currently developing the PowerMatcher technology into a flexible power platform available for open use in smart grid projects worldwide.

PowerMatcher wins Impact Prize

The PowerMatcher, and its application in the EcoGrid large-scale smart grid demonstration, won the TNO Energy Impact Prize 2011 last Tuesday. Out of a list of around 20 projects and technologies, PowerMatcher was selected as one of 4 nominees. An audience of energy researchers selected PowerMatcher after all nominees presented their project in a pitch of 2.5 minutes. The prize is a bronze statuette portraying innovation through cooperation plus a diner for the whole PowerMatcher team at TNO.

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