Integrate renewable electricity into the energy system by:

Developing technology for the storage of energy and for aliging supply and demand.

The energy supply is in a state of transition. Electricity generated by solar and wind energy in particular will increasingly replace the large-scale fossil production. Moreover, electricity will constitute a greater share of the energy mix. The further integration of gas, heat and electricity will make it possible for sources to be interchanged. 


Our goals

Developing revenue models and policy instruments for the integration of renewable energy in the energy system, based on an analysis of the energy system.


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Energy storage

Research on materials and systems for the compact storage of electricity (e.g. batteries) and heat

Optimisation of energy infrastructure

Optimisation of the transport infrastructure for electricity, heat and gas

Design of energy systems

Development of transition paths towards future regional and international energy systems

Identification of the economic, social and spatial aspects of the energy transition 

Electricity conversion

Development of technology, business models and services to integrate renewable electricity via electricity conversion, e.g. electrolysers


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Energy and industry

Solar energy

Wind energy

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Program Development


We will gladly tell you how we make ourselves strong for that clean, sustainable future.

And why we lead the way in energy innovation:

ECN carries out research and gives advice

We carry out extensive research in the fields of sustainable energy, energy efficiency and clean ways of using fossil fuels and provide independent advice to the Dutch government concerning its energy policies.

ECN bullds bridges

Our unique mix of know-how and research infrastructure builds a bridge between scientific knowledge and its practical application in the business sector. Organisations are invited to use our extensive test facilities to test technologies and innovations that they can apply directly in their business operations. 

ECN develops

Our mission is to work with and for the market to develop knowledge and technology to facilitate the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We aim to involve the cleantech sector at an early stage, as commercial businesses form the driving force behind sustainable energy development.

ECN supplies knowledge and technology

We work within a wide range of scientific disciplines to supply the government and the business sector with knowledge and technology aimed at a sustainable future. 

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