A neighbourhood’s cooperative for heat recovery - Amsterdam

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Energy democracy
energy finance
energy cooperative

The residents of the Middenmeer area in Amsterdam have discovered an energy source in their neighbourhood: heat released from the cooling of computers of the Equinix company, specialized in internet connection and data centers. A group of residents, therefore, created a cooperative, MeerEnergie, to investigate the feasibility of implementation of a project to transform the data centre’s heat into heating for the local households. To that end, they started to collaborate with Equinix and Alliander, an energy company that develops and operates energy networks