Heat Transition Centre Groningen: acceleration through collaboration

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The Heat Transition Centre Groningen (WTCG; Warmtetransitie Centrum Groningen) is being set up in Groningen to speed up the heat transition in the city. Witteveen+Bos will work in the WTCG alongside Procap, Econnetic and E&E Advies. Through the WTCG, we will work with municipalities, the province and various other partners on the heat transition in the province of Groningen.

The WTCG is committed to accelerating the local heat transition by working together at a regional level. We will achieve this by taking an accessible, expert, concrete and coherent approach, providing a stimulus for the heat transition in Groningen. By engaging with stakeholders and municipalities, and through the knowledge and expertise of the WTCG, knowledge will be developed and safeguarded, thereby accelerating the heat transition. 

Emiel van Druten, energy transition consultant at Witteveen+Bos, is positive about the project: ‘I think it's pretty cool to be able to help Groningen with the heat transition. It will be a fantastic challenge to use my knowledge of energy engineering to help municipalities with the heat transition.’ Emiel will take on the role of technical adviser and case manager for the WTCG. Colleagues Anna Pek and Jimme Zoete will contribute to the WTCG with their expertise in citizen participation. A crucial aspect of the initiative, explains Anna: ‘Participation in the heat transition has become increasingly important recently. Residents want to be involved in their municipality’s vision and plans for their district. Participation in the energy transition is a topic that we will be focusing on more and more in the future.’ 

The WTCG will be officially opened on 19 February 2021.

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