Use Cases on BABLE are real-world reference projects sharing insights and learnings to show you what is already possible. Each Use Case contains a list of achieved benefits, driving factors, financial information, advices for replication and links to relevant Solutions and the implemented Products. There is also the opportunity to contact the BABLE users who participated in implementing and managing the Use Case.
The NRGcoin mechanism replaces traditional high-risk renewable support policies with a novel blockchain-based Smart Contract, which better rewards green energy. For every 1kWh of green energy consumers pay 1 NRGcoin directly to the Smart Contract, protecting prosumers from policy changes.
Greater Energy Flexibility with Smart Swimming Pool Heating
Denmark is using summer house swimming pools to provide grid flexibility and increase the share of wind energy in its power supply. The large thermal inertia of the pools allows heating to be shifted to times of high wind power production.
Distribution Systems Area Data Monitoring in Italy
A pilot project to develop, implement and test in field innovative devices to demonstrate the technical feasibility of increasing the monitoring of the distribution grid and the controllability of renewable energy sources connected at lower voltage levels.
Big Belly Bins
The 'Big Belly Bins' are fitted with waste compactors which ensure they need emptied less often than standard designs. The innovative bins have proved to need emptying 7 times less than standard bin designs. They use wireless technology to alert authorities when they are full.
Coordinating Freight Movements in Antwerp
Antwerp has the second largest port in Europe. It also has a strategic and central location in Europe. This leads to a lot of freight/logistic traffic in, towards and out of the port. Hence, efforts are made to encourage a modal, location, time, technology and mental shift in the logistic sector.
Developing Smart Mobility Solutions in Antwerp
In order to further encourage and facilitate the use of electric vehicles, both private and shared, a policy note was made on electric charging for citizens and employees as an answer to the increasing demand of electirc mobility and charging infrastructure.
Developing Dynamic Traffic Management
Antwerp is a lively and vibrant city with many different traffic flows: citizens, visitors, commuters, students, freight and logistics. This also leads to many different transport modes sharing space. Measures are taken to manage this in an efficient way, to keep the city accessible and liveable.
Event and Commuter Travel Plans
With ca. 80,000 companies and over 247,000 employees, commuter traffic, therefore, forms a big part of the movements in and around the city of Antwerp. Event and commuter plans are implemented to help companies outline sustainable mobility policies.
Awareness Raising Measure in Antwerp
Antwerp (PORTIS) partners are promoting sustainable mobility solutions in the city and port area. To change people's behaviour towards sustainable mobility, they have to be convinced of the benefits. This is done by informing, but also persuading and inspiring.