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Issue

Fossil fuel dependency

There is a strong dependency on fossil fuels.

The continuous management of water in polders between the minimum and maximum target level requires a lot of energy. In addition, the amount of electricity that solar panels or windmills generate is not constant. However, storing the remaining energy is difficult.

Solution

Postponing pumping polders for the use of more green energy

Postponing pumping polders for the use of more green energy is a method in which the water level of a polder is allowed to rise further than normally. This makes it possible to wait until there is enough green energy available.

Pros

  • Less use of fossil fuels
  • Cost savings by using cheaper electricity.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water and energy
  2. Development state 1: Basic principles observed and reported
  3. Setting type Rural area, Agricultural area
  4. Water type Surface water
  5. Project period 0-3 months

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2017