The energy transition is one of the biggest challenges we will face over the next few decades. This is true from both a spatial (urban-planning) and social point of view, because how do project initiators gather support among all these different stakeholders? Space is scarce in this overpopulated country, and the transition can only succeed if smart urban-planning decisions are made. This means spatial data is crucial.
Appropriate services for every street
The councils of Apeldoorn, Deventer, Zutphen and Zwolle are working together on the Transform project to ensure that 40,000 homes can stop using natural gas at an earlier date. This presents quite a challenge, partly because the parties concerned are reluctant to apply for large subsidies. By reallocating funds in the project area, it should be possible to close the business case without any problem, and everyone should be able to join in the project without seeing their expenses rise.