EnergyVille is a knowledge centre, focussed on sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. It combines the strengths and expertise of its partners, KU Leuven, VITO and imec with the aim of reaching the top 5 in innovative energy research in Europe. EnergyVille delivers knowledge and expertise on smart grids, energy efficient buildings and cities. It develops relevant new technologies, provides training in new techniques, and thus enables the realization of a green urban region and actively supports and assists in the development of sustainable and innovative economical activities in these areas, working in close cooperation with industry and business.
EnergyVille was initiated in 2011 by two DERlab members VITO, KU Leuven and imec with the aim of answering prominent ecological and energy-related questions, and promoting innovation and economic development for the Flanders region and the world.
In 2015 EnergyVille will move to its newly created location on the former mine site of Waterschei, Genk. The following laboratories will be available in the EnergyVille infrastructure: Control space smart grid, lighting, storage (electric – batteries & heat), hybrid drive train, thermotechnical lab and climate room.
Thematic Research Areas:
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10