Boats for status holders and asylum seekers in residential neighbourhoods
The Gemeente Rotterdam (council of Rotterdam) provided shelter to status holders and asylum seekers. Since the shelter was only needed temporarily until the tenants moved on to other housing situations, boats were chosen as a practical option. The boats were supplied by Slaapschepen and set up in different parts of Rotterdam. The locations of the boats were often close to residential areas and the locations had a limited to no power supply. Therefore, the council Rotterdam was searching for convenient shore power supply, which minimises the noise and creates as little emissions as possible.
Quiet nights due to shore power from batteries
At a total of five locations in Rotterdam, Greener Power Solutions supplied mobile batteries for a secure shore power with one additional location, where only the cables were supplied by Greener. For the most fitting solution per location, every single situation was analysed separately. At two locations, there were small grid connections available, and the battery could be connected to act as a buffer. In these cases, there were no direct emissions and the battery only needed to supply power when the capacity of the grid connection was exceeded. At the three other locations, a hybrid set-up with a mobile battery and a diesel generator was chosen. The diesel generator was the main power source in this set-up and is only turned on when the battery needs to be recharged. This solution not only reduces the emissions produced and diesel fuel needed, but by using the Greener EMS software, the battery could control the generator to ensure that it does not need to turn on during nights. The monitoring software additionally was used to further optimise the set-ups in coordination with the council and to quickly adjust when necessary. Quiet nights were especially important due to the locations close to the residential areas, as well as for the tenants of the boat and their right to a peaceful sleep at night.