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1 ICT and energy John Post Managing director Green IT Amsterdam region Member TKI Smart Grids 1 Agenda ICT and energy Top sector energy Consortium Green IT Amsterdam region Closing remarks euroforum 28 juni

2 Three hard truths 1. Global energy demand is growing, the supply is not. 2. Burning fossil fuels is bad for the environment 3. Energy and ICT are closely interlinked Different drivers have an impact on organizations At least one of these 4 drivers for action applies to any organisation: Laws / Regulations / Standards To reduce emissions of greenhouse gases such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Climate Change Levy, the EEG (Erneuerbare-Energien- Gesetz, Germany) or Building Regulations Stakeholder pressures From investors, market and financial analysts, employees, consumers or NGOs about the environmental and economic consequences of climate change Costs Rising costs of energy, transport, waste disposal and raw materials; risks for physical assets due to climate change / global warming New business Developments in markets, knowledge and new technologies, which enable businesses to cut their carbon emissions while increasing productivity and finding potential new revenue opportunities euroforum 28 juni

3 Energy and ICT: data centers Energy and ICT: smart grids data centers becoming part of the heating infrastructure, since what we do from a simple perspective is turn electricity into heat! euroforum 28 juni

4 Top sectors: objectives Netherlands in top 5 knowledge-based economies in the world (2020). Stronger position of the Netherlands in essential industries. Increase R&D-investments. From 1,8% in 2011 to 2,5% GNP (2020). Create Topconsortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI s). Public and private constituencies participate for more than 500 mln. Of which at least 40% financed by commercial companies. Assignment for Top teams Establish structural cooperation in the golden triangle. Create governance model Address excessive rules, ICT bottlenecks in sectors and investigate potential solutions. Identify technology area s suitable for signing innovation contracts. Define vision for the future, the dot on the horizon. Make arrangements for the distribution of funds for 2012; Have the signed innovation contracts medio euroforum 28 juni

5 The Top Teams 9+1 Top teams 1. Horticulture and materials 2. Agro food 3. High Tech materialen en systemen 4. Energy 5. Logistics 6. Creative industry 7. Life-sciences 8. Chemistry 9. Water 10. ICT, nano-technology and bio-based economy, multiple sectors Energie in movement : the dot on horizon % less CO 2 -emissions. 14% more renewable energy. Utilizing the potential of energy savings. Competing energy prices on short and longer term. Fast implementation of renewable energy options. euroforum 28 juni

6 Themes top sector enegy smart grids Energy savings constructed environment Energy Savings industry Offshore wind Specific themes Chair Frits Verheij Directeur smart energy Kema Gas Solar CCS Nuclear ICT top sector Smart energy, embedded systems, sensor networks, IoT (open) data, (cyber) security, monitoring & control, software cloud technology, standardization and interoperability Infrastructural elements TS1 TSn TKI Smart Grids: 3 subjects + social innovation Services: Energy management, demand response, etc. (B2C en B2B); ICT & Communications: hardware & software, systems and architecture. Fysical infrastructure: Elektricity, gas, renewables, heath/cold Social innovation: New business models, institutional, (regelgeving), user interaction. euroforum 28 juni

7 Structure of TKI smart grids Raadvan toezicht (Topteam Energy) Expert Group Innovation Board Strategic projects Fysical infrastructure Virtual infrastructure Products and Services Social innovation Regional Contact Board Industry Knowledge Institutes Working Groups per Program Line of the Innovation contract Proeftuinen, test sites From Amsterdam to Zeewolde See Top sector energie Innovation contracts Appendices euroforum 28 juni

8 Twee tenders in 2012 Tender 1 Publicatie 1 e of 2 e week juni 2012 Sluitingsdatum 2 juli 2012 Budget EUR 4 miljoen Doelgroep Consortia met bestaande projectvoorstellen Tender 2 Publicatie 1 e of 2 e week juni 2012 Sluitingsdatum 4 e week september 2012 Budget EUR 6,35 miljoen Doelgroep Partijen die LoC of DoI hebben ingediend Green IT: compelling reasons ICT infrastructure and applications are backbone of economy Growth of ICT energy use not sustainable Sustainability is essential for regional competitiveness Energy transition driven by ICT Competitive regions of the future are Green IT regions euroforum 28 juni

9 Consortium Green IT Amsterdam region Public-private network organisation (founded June 2010). Contribute to reducing 40% CO2 in 2025 in Amsterdam 1 Ambitions realized by: Greening of IT Realising energy savings within the ICT sector Greening by IT Innovative use of ICT for the reduction of CO2 emissions in other sectors Green IT Economy Creating new business opportunities with Green IT 3 2 Green IT framework euroforum 28 juni

10 Recent activities Green Data Port Regulation and best practices (Green Deal Amsterdam) and support package (EnergieLoket) Green Datacenter Proposition: increase Amsterdam s attractiveness as a Green Datacenter Region Green Ocean Leveraging ICT s green effects in commercial buildings Identifying quick wins and large impact scenario s Green Clouds Report TNO on what makes clouds green Cooperation with Hivos and City of Amsterdam on Green Clouds with Green Energy. Data centers as catalysts for wind energy. Research proposal on relating the cost of transport of energy to transport of data Green Collar Cooperation regulation Amsterdam GreenITNet: exchange good practices policy Green Metropole: stimulate sustainable business Linking business strategies to green strategies: where to invest? (VU Amsterdam). Green Software Software Energy Efficiency Lab (SIG+HvA) 18/6: first graduate on CleanTech Software scans archiving application Big Data (KPN, EMC, VU Amsterdam) New plans and developments Extension beyond Amsterdam region Energy expertise in governance structure Green SW lab with HvA euroforum 28 juni

11 Relation energy and ICT (and $$) Energy to bits or bits to energy? distance Data center compute storage distance Big data is costly to move The transmission gap CPU cycle 6-27 picocents 1 bit storage/year 6 picocents Site-based 1 bit network transfer picocents 100x to 1000x more costly! CPU Cycle 0.58 picocents 1 bit storage/year picocents Cloud-based 10x to 50x cheaper ~equal Big Analytics must run continually to maximize insight over high data volume & velocity Cloud-based Big Analytics only practical with small I/Os and mostly static or shared data For large enterprises and governments this may imply dedicated systems, not just clouds Adapted from: Radu Sion, Stony Brook University, 2009 euroforum 28 juni

12 Closing remark 1: Local initiatives Closing remark 2: Tenders and sustainability euroforum 28 juni

13 Closing remark 3: Own responsibilities Closing remark 1 and 3: Local initiatives euroforum 28 juni

14 Thank you John Post Voorzitter Platform Open Data Nederland Directeur Consortium Green IT Amsterdam regio ICT authority for Top Sector Energie euroforum 28 juni

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