Omgevingsdienst IJmond - LEM-platform

The investment in IT-systems and supporting technology for the develepmont of a Local Energy Market (LEM) platform to enable flexible renewable energy distribution

What & Why

The significant increase of local renewable energy sources (e.g. wind turbines and photovoltaics) that have been implemented according to the Strategic Energy Plan will have a more pressing impact on the quality and reliability of the electricity grid.
The reason for this is that their output varies according to the availability of the resource. Where conventional power plants have the ability to provide power balancing services this is not the case with renewables.

Activation of a flexible energy system, that is able to respond reliably and instantly to (large) fluctuations in supply and demand, could be an appropriate solution while, at the same time, avoiding expensive physical network upgrades.

To this extent a local energy market software platform will be developed. This LEM-platform is designed for the flexible distribution (based on demand and generation) of local renewable energy. In this way, renewable energy is generated and managed nearby the point of demand in the business area of IJmond.​​


Omgevingsdienst IJmond (ODIJ) will contribute to the development and enhancing of the various audit tools that the knowledge partners will develop. They realise this by testing existing audit tools in the project area developed by the Dutch research institute TNO.

Another part of the project where ODIJ will contribute in is setting up an energy cooperation structure in the port area.

​A Local Energy Market (LEM) combines demand and generation of local participants and offers participating companies the chance to use each other’s produced energy. The margins in the energy chain do not vanish hereby, but are used within the area to lower the energy costs and to fund more sustainability. The Local Energy Market will shape the smart combination of energy saving and the production of renewable energy.
The project area covers the business areas in the ports of municipality Beverwijk and Velsen and will be done in close cooperation with the local businesses. The Interreg project wil specifically contribute to the project Kagerweg Energiepositief.

Timeline and events

Press articles and publications

 This is a list of all publications and press articles in which the pilot project has been presented
  • https://www.ovijmond.nl/de-pijp-energiepositief-van-start-grootschalig-verduurzamen-en-voorbereiden-op-wetgeving/
  • https://nieuwsbladijmuiden.nl/lokaal/lokale-energie-markt-opgericht-516208
  • https://www.ijmondiaan.nl/grootschalig-verduurzamen-en-voorbereiden-op-wetgeving/
  • ​https://www.bepositief.nl/lokaal-energie-management-platform/


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