Today the partners Fudura, DWA and High Tech Systems Park officially opened the ‘Bronnet‘: the smart energy system at High Tech Systems Park. Through Bronnet the offices and production facilities at the innovation campus will share excess heat and cold to heat and cool the buildings, which will reduce the CO2 by 700 tons per year. The Bronnet is open to startups and SMEs that want to test innovations on the grid. To mark the opening, the partners symbolically joined a set of pipes to open the Bronnet.
Also part of the celebrations was the signing of the Green Deal: a partnership between 9 public and private organizations aimed to expand Warmtenet Hengelo and connect the “Bronnet” at High Tech Systems Park to the new backbone of Warmtenet Hengelo. This Green Deal includes both goals and a contribution by the Dutch government of 3 million euros. To mark the Green Deal, the partners together opened a valve made by HP Valves and started a movie that shows how Warmtenet Hengelo will distribute heat across Hengelo.
Partners for the Green Deal include the ministry of Economic Affairs, the ministry of Infrastructure and Milieu, the city of Hengelo, the province of Overijssel and the private partners Fudura, Alliander, High Tech Systems Park, Ennatuurlijk and Akzo Nobel.