Bright Project


During a press meeting on June 2, the Belgian federal minister for Energy Tinne Van Der Straeten officially opened the Nieuwe Dokken district virtual power plant. Electricity consumption and storage is now managed to match local renewable energy production. At full deployment, this newly built urban district in Ghent will attain more than 400 housing units, a city building with a school, a kindergarten, a sports facility and some commercial spaces. New technology and an advanced energy management system will help the district achieving higher energy efficiency and a higher share of renewable energy.