Wasaweg Energieneutraal: massaal slim energie uitwisselen

– Dutch only – 

Dertig bedrijven aan de Wasaweg in Groningen gaan onder de naam Wasaweg Energieneutraal slimmer met – duurzame – elektriciteit om. De bedrijven zetten nieuwe technologische tools in die vraag en aanbod in de straat op elkaar afstemmen, waardoor ze duurzaam opgewekte energie onderling kunnen uitwisselen. Donderdag 21 juni verrichtte wethouder Duurzaamheid Mattias Gijsbertsen bij ICT-bedrijf Bossers & Cnossen de officiële start van dit grootschalige energie-innovatie-project.

“Het is voor het eerst in Groningen dat zoveel bedrijven samen kennis delen en innoveren op het gebied van duurzaam energiegebruik”, zegt Gijsbertsen. “Dit soort initiatieven van bedrijven leveren een belangrijke bijdrage aan onze ambitie om Groningen in 2035 energie-neutraal te laten zijn.”

Een sleutelrol voor ICT Group

Door middel van slimme sturing van alle apparatuur zorgt ICT ervoor dat het opwekken en verbruiken van energie optimaal op elkaar afgestemd wordt. Tevens wordt de lokaal opgewekte energie zoveel mogelijk lokaal gebruikt, waarbij we rekening houden met de capaciteit van het netwerk. Met slimme meters wordt het energieverbruik gemonitord. Via Jules Energy wordt de koppeling naar de energiemarkten gelegd, zodat er maximale waarde wordt gerealiseerd wat uiteindelijk leidt tot een lagere energierekening.

Alle sturing loopt centraal via het energyNXT platform. Dit product is speciaal ontwikkeld voor dit soort toepassingen en is eerder ingezet in de projecten Energiekoplopers Heerhugowaard en het lopende GridFlex Heeten project. Daar ging het om huishoudens, nu vormt het zakelijke segment de doelgroep. Op de Wasaweg in Groningen wordt een community van ondernemers ingericht. EnergyNXT is daartoe uitgebreid met nieuwe koppelingen en sturingen zodat we helemaal klaar zijn voor zakelijk energiemanagement in de breedste zin: energiemonitoring, besparingsmonitoring, optimalisatie, batterijsturing, marktkoppelingen, balanceringsdiensten en speciale proposities gericht op communities.

 

Success story: ICT Group scouts and guides talent

Recently an article appeared in Navisie from Navitas Captial. In this article, CEO Jos Blejie explains that he does everything he can to attract and retain young people. The internal ‘Binden & Boeien’ program – which is about equity participation – is an example of this. Innovation manager Bart Lamot maintains good contacts on behalf of ICT Group with the various technical programs throughout the Netherlands and with their students.

The current run on techies is called A ‘battle for talent’. Renowned companies compete with each other to attract the best IT staff. ICT Group opts for intensive coaching of talents, sometimes even before they work at the company. By recognizing and acknowledging talent, the company experiences little scarcity to date.

–  The article is only available in Dutch – 

Winners of the Dezyne challenge 2018

The Business Unit High Tech of ICT Group has won the Dezyne challenge 2018 which is organized by Verum Software Tools BV in the category “Best Dezyne example”. This year’s challenge was to develop a compact and illustrative example that uses concurrency and / or in the domain of IoT.

As electrical vehicles become more and more mainstream, the demand for charging stations grows. At the same time, the available power at a site may put a limitation on how many cars can be charged simultaneously. For the contribution to the Dezyne Challenge 2018, a team of ICT employees has developed a smart charger for electrical vehicles. When connected in a network, these smart chargers will dynamically divide the available electric power amongst them, whilst taking the overall demand into account. This way, the chargers are able to efficiently share the power available, while respecting the site’s limitations.

If you would like to join our Model Driven Engineering expertise group at unit High Tech, please have a look at the following positions:

Designer Model Driven Engineering
Technical Consultant Model Driven Engineering

Water nieuws update: Asset management, Cybersecurity, Waterinfodag, nieuwe opdrachten en meer…

*Only available in Dutch*

Met de Water updates (nieuwsbrieven) houdt ICT Group u graag op de hoogte van de laatste ontwikkelingen op het gebied van IT oplossingen in de Water sector. Met name wanneer u werkzaam bent bij een waterschap, drinkwaterbedrijf, gemeente of ingenieurs- adviesbureau is deze informatie relevant voor u.

In de ‘Water Update van maart 2018’ leest u over ‘Asset management, Cybersecurity, de Waterinfodag, nieuwe opdrachten en meer…’

Wilt u drie keer per jaar automatisch de Water update in uw mailbox ontvangen en ook worden uitgenodigd voor het jaarlijks ICT Group Water Congres? Schrijf u dan nu in via deze pagina.

ICT Group at the Waterinfodag

The Waterinfodag is the annual independent congress with a exhibition floor on information provision in the water sector. Governments, companies and knowledge organizations inform each other about experiences, new developments and ambitions.

ICT Group is also present during the Waterinfodag to inform visitors about the development within Water. We will participate in conversations on the exhibition floor and the visitors will be informed during the presentation on ‘The information architecture to take advantage of the benefits today and tomorrow’ by ICT Group.
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Outsourced Services obtains assurance statement ISAE3402 type 1

Customers of ICT Group (ICT) increasingly outsource an essential part of the service to us. Therewith ICT takes over crucial business processes. A disruption in these processes can have a major impact on the continuity of the customer’s organization.

Customers want assurance. Assurance about important aspects such as risk management, internal control or data integrity.

ISAE 3402 is the international assurance standard for security in outsourcing. ICT can provide this assurance.

Outsourced Services, management, maintenance and updating of applications and information systems, is proud that on February 13th, 2018 KPMG issued the assurance statement ISAE 3402 type 1 for the service to our customers. In the past year ICT Group worked hard to secure the processes and procedures so well that the service to our customers may carry this quality stamp.

ICT Group attends PPA Event (Productie Proces Automatisering)

ICT group is also present at the PPA Event as exhibitor and as presenter on trends and applications of apps on mobile devices in the production industry!

Trends and applications of apps on mobile devices in the production industry
The use of apps on mobile devices is increasing enormously and can no longer be ignored from our daily lives. What possibilities does this offer for production companies? What does the new generation of employees expect from digital tools? ICT Group outlines the trends in this area and shows which practical applications already exist. For example digitizing forms for inspection rounds and maintenance instructions via an app. But also the challenges that exist when using apps to keep them constantly up-to-date and to quickly adapt. We show you in a live demo how you can implement this quickly and future-proof.

Speaker:
Jeroen Donkers – ICT Group

Do you have a challenge that demands the maximum from ICT Group? Challenge us at the PPA Event 2018!

More information about the PPA Event.

ICT Group in top 15 Computable 100 financial research 2017

We proudly report that this year, ICT Group has reached the 15th place in the Computable 100 financial research. A rise of 57 places compared to 2016. The financial research was conducted by MBCF. The score takes in to account: turnover growth, EBITDA-margin, solvency and turnover per employee over a period of three years.

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