Software programme Energy Atlas, developed by VITO in 2014, shows at a glance where space can be made available to produce renewable energy. Energy Atlas emerged from the European LIFE+ project WEISS, in which VITO and the Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) developed an information system to map the drain of pollutants into the surface water. The tool has its own online geoportal.
Our search for space for large-scale production of renewable energy in Flanders is particularly complex because of the intensive use of our space. The dynamic Energy Atlas VITO developed for this purpose allows us to test a large number of alternatives on feasibility and desirability, in an easy and fast way.
Policy Officer Regional Networks, department Ruimte Vlaanderen