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Electricity markets for everybody – really everybody!

woonboot_HNNet Trajectory met and discussed with Hugo Niesing at the Local Sustainability Conference in Freiburg. Net Trajectory provides professional services in the application of information and communication technologies to telecoms networks, digital media, national security and smart energy.
At the Local Sustainabilty conference in Freiburg last October, I met Drs. Hugo Niesing of Resourcefully, who was speaking about experiences with smart energy technology in ports and harbours – places where heavy and intermittent industrial energy demand is located close to the point of delivery of offshore renewable power. Later, he told me about energy management on a more modest scale: about his domestic electricity supply arrangements, which are quite different from what most people in the ‘developed world’ have. Hugo has 4kW of photovoltaic generation capacity on the roof of his boat. Yes, Hugo lives on a houseboat, in the old harbour area of Amsterdam.
Published 15 January 2013