It is expected that more people will live in delta areas in the future. Sustainability is a requirement for keeping these areas habitable. Energy transition is therefore an important issue for delta regions.

There are sufficient energy sources available: wind, sun and running water. The HZ's applied research into energy focuses not only on wind and sun, but also on running water as a source. Is it possible to generate energy from it? What technology can be used and what are the costs involved?

Research groups

There are several research groups that conduct energy-related research.

Energy, Vitality, Water


Water, Energy, Vitality

Data Science


Delta Power

Projects & publications related to the theme of energy


Circular maintenance in the maintenance and process…

Innovative solutions to practical issues, such as preventing repairs and sustainable reuse of…



'Dare2Connect - Transparency in shipping cost and Carbon Footprint' investigates making container…


Energie(k) Onderwijs

Energie(k) Onderwijs or Energetic Education is a border region project that will recruit, train,…


Energy landscape De Groene Kamers

Hydrogen is a very important feedstock for industry in Zeeland. It is already widely used in the…

Greening Corridors



A well-functioning sewer is vitally important, but as a small municipality, how do you make sure…


Smart Services Bridge

Under the coordination of TUA West, project partners Dockwize, Howest, HZ University of Applied…

Smart Trailer

Smartgrid Arnestein



Over the past 10 - 20 years, a lot of hard work has gone into technical innovations around energy…

Zero Emission Transport