The Netherlands is engaged in an energy transition with the abandonment of the use of natural gas.
In order to accomplish this, energy supplier Alliander DGO has developed the AboutUs application in cooperation with Tygron. AboutUs is a tool that is simple in use, and will be made available to all residents in a town district. The app enables municipalities and other initiators to involve residents in each district, through a district process, in the decision-making about new and more sustainable energy supplies.
As residents can have an estimate made of the costs and effects of the various measures for their homes, they can decide for themselves what options are relevant to them. They can moreover encourage other residents to explore certain options by making their choices visible to other people in their neighbourhood.
The residents get feedback about how they can collectively reduce the consumption of natural gas.