Smart Energy Link (SEL)
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Smart Energy Link (SEL) is a project within Interreg Flanders-Netherlands (Interreg V), which was approved on 6 June 2017 by the Interreg Flanders - Netherlands 2014-2020 Supervisory Committee. The SEL project is aimed at demonstrating and demonstrating the feasibility of local Smart Grids in practice. Unique to this project is that all energy flows are considered: (renewable) electricity and heat. Through the project we want to demonstrate that many efficiency gains can be achieved by coordinating and handling different energy flows locally, for the producer, consumer and the grid operator.

The Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM) acts as one of the project partners within SEL, the objective of SEL is in line with the current developments required to improve the use of energy and raw materials on industrial sites in the Province of North Brabant.

In concrete terms, the BOM is also building a demonstration of a smart energy grid from an existing biomass power station in Cuijk as part of the SEL project. (BECC) supported. One of the project areas is therefore the industrial estate Haven Cuijk where the Bio Energie Centrale Cuijk is located.

This project will shape further sustainability and the development of a smart energy grid.
With the support of SEL, various studies (including into a direct line and an optimization/nomination tool for BECC and its customers) were carried out and the steam and hot water connection of a large industrial customer Duynie Ingredients was realized and the distribution center of Essity was connected to the return condensate.

This project is referred to as SEL BEC CUIJK.