For the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs Posad developed a GIS-based tool that quickly and clearly shows saving opportunities in builtup areas on detailed maps. These maps are based on spatial, energy-technical and socioeconomic indicators and data sets that are available for every Dutch municipality. The tool provides insight in reduction characteristics of thousands of buildings in a city or region.
On the basis of these insights an effective savings strategy can be lined out for regions, building types, property profiles, etc. Also, the model gives network operators insight in the locations where it is likely that the electricity network will be burdened. The tool helps them to find out if saving is technically, financially or organizationally difficult, and which alternatives – such as renewable energy production or restructuring of the net – could be devised.