Approval Experimental status by RVO
3rd of november 2016
It is now offical: the Rijksdienst Voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) granted Schoonschip the experimental status within the regulation ‘Experimental regulation local energy’. This status enables us to experiment with decentral generation of sustainable energy. We will use this status to start and sustain our own energy grid. The community as a whole will have only one connection to the national electricity grid. Everything that takes place behind this connection, can be determined by the inhabitants who have united themselves in a cooperation.
In cooperation with Grid-Friends we will experiment with innovative and smart forms of energy supply, such as peer-to-peer delivery and the development of new tariff structures within the communal grid. With this regulation the government wants to gather essential input from bottom up initiatives, in order to improve future regulations on this matter.