Today, I stand before you fueled by a mission that transcends business and personal ambition, inspired by the wisdom of the past and driven by the promise of a sustainable future.
The mission, deeply rooted in our DUTCH heritage, is the essence of hacking & cooperation, is not a dream its a tangible reality ready to unfold.
Imagine, if you will, the Polders of our homeland. These foundations and community symbols of yesteryear showcased the collective effort and resilience and taught us a powerful lesson: When we unite, harnessing our shared strengths and resources, we can conquer even the most daunting challenges. We can even push back the ocean. This spirit of collaboration, transparency, and openness is not just our history; it's our genetic blueprint guiding us towards a safe, brighter, greener future.
In the spirit of this enduring legacy, I invoke the memory of my opa, Leo Vandenberg, and our Opas and Omas, our family heritage who understood the value of working together for the common good.
Today! Our world stands at a crossroads where the need for sustainable energy solutions has never been more urgent.
A paradox confronts us: despite our capability to produce and store renewable energy locally, bureaucratic red tape and outdated regulations stifle our progress, imposing fines and barriers that disconnect us rather than unite us.
Can we change and forge a new path that empowers us all?
Imagine a hyper-local marketplace, a platform where energy is produced, consumed, and shared freely, peer-to-peer, without limits.
A place where the technology of today—decentralized token and telemetry technology—brings to life the administration, transparency, and smart contracts that make this dream possible.
This isn't just a vision; it's a viable solution, a blueprint for a future where energy flows as freely as water, backed by the security and efficiency of the blockchain.
Yet, for this vision to become reality, we need more than just technology; we need systemic change. We call upon our Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to introduce fine-grained metered pricing incentives and local incentives for flexibility, embracing the potential of our communities to revolutionize energy consumption and distribution. Apportioned accessibility to the grid is paramount.
Together, we can transform our energy landscape from centralized behemoths to a vibrant, decentralized network of local producers and consumers, all linked to the Dynamic EPEx market. This is not just about energy; it's about transparency, democracy, and empowerment.
As we embark on this journey, we look to you, We become the field guides, our ambassadors of change, to join us in championing this cause. We can dismantle the barriers that stand in our way, paving the path towards a sustainable, decentralized energy future.
This is our call to action: a DO TANK.
(via the TU Delf - The Green Village and Industry Partnerships)
Let’s start with a STEP, a JUMP, and a LEAP for tangible collaboration in the face of this adversity. Together, we can redefine the essence of community, harnessing the power of our collective will to usher in a new era of energy independence and polder-powered sustainability. 💚