Event: Accelerating Integrated Energy Systems for a Climate-Neutral EU (Brussels, 9 October 2019)

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Report: A high-resolution geospatial assessment of the rooftop solar photovoltaic potential in the European Union

Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can make a significant contribution to Europe’s energy transition. Realising this potential raises challenges at policy and electricity system planning level. To address this, the authors have developed a geospatially explicit methodology using up-to-date spatial information of the EU building stock to quantify the available rooftop area for PV systems.

Press Release: ‘Reverse fridges’ and insulated walls – how to make a house carbon neutral

As the world moves towards a carbon neutral future, many different areas from industry to manufacturing are working to reduce their emissions. But scientists are beginning to look at a different area – houses – to work out if it’s possible to reduce emissions from Europe’s homes to zero by retrofitting on a mass scale. And the early signs are promising.

Event: Sixth Annual Expert Workshop: Challenges in Electricity Decarbonisation (Paris, 17 & 18 October 2019)

The Sixth Annual EPRI-IEA Challenges in Electricity Decarbonisation Expert Workshopwill focus on the growing number of mid-century electric sector emissions targets announced by governments and electric utilities throughout the world, near- and long-term strategies to achieve those targets, and potential challenges likely to be encountered along the way.

Recommendation No 01/2019 of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators of 08 August 2019 on the implementation of the minimum margin available for cross-zonal trade pursuant to Article 16(8) of Regulation (EU) 2019/943

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Decision no. 10 of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators of 6 August 2019

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Event: 5th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems (Copenhagen, 10 & 11 September 2019)

The International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating has been expanded to include the research topics of electrification, electrofuels and energy efficiency.

Event: Smart Grid Flexibility 2019 (London, 1-3 October 2019)

The utility-driven, case-study led conference programme also includes a technology-innovation panel, a series of end-user driven round table discussions, a live demo lab of the latest vendor tools, an exhibition area displaying state of the art DER and flexibility technologies, an extended blockchain tutorial and a networking evening reception open to all participants.

Event: Battery & Energy (Warwick, UK, 4 & 5 December 2019)

As the UK’s energy generation and distribution market accelerates, attention is steered towards balancing generation, supply, and demand and creating necessary storage facilities. The integration of cross-sector and collaborative projects becomes crucial for a sustainable energy future but what are the next steps?

Press Release: NER300 funds to support innovative projects in wave energy, offshore wind and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles

The Commission decided to reinvest unspent funds from the NER300 programme to support low-carbon innovation projects under InnovFin Energy Demo Projects (EDP), an EU financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank. The first three projects are now benefiting from support of some €73 million.

Factsheet: 5G: Smart Connectivity for Europe’s Digital Transformation

The “fifth generation” of telecommunication systems will be a critical building block of our digital economy and society in the next decade. Mobile traffic doubles every two years and new applications are emerging. This factsheet explains how 5G will provide the capacities and performance to meet these connectivity needs.

Event: The role of energy-insfrastructure towards climate-neutrality by 2050 (Brussels, 5 September 2019)

New technologies for sector coupling and sector integration and energy carriers such as renewable hydrogen are key to securing a cost-effective energy transition towards a carbon- neutral economy. To reach this potential we must make use of the existing EU energy infrastructure, integrating different energy vectors in a seamless manner.

The main takeaways from the Dutch Climate Agreement debate will be presented, as well as from an analytical work on decarbonisation pathways carried out by Gasunie and TenneT, before discussing challenges and approaches to decarbonising Europe’s energy system.

Event: Smart Consumers in the Internet of Energy (Brussels, 19 November 2019)

CERRE researchers have analysed electricity markets involving different degrees of consumer engagement. It looks at emerging regulatory challenges stemming from the need to encourage changes in consumers’ behaviour so that they can take full advantage of the opportunities offered by new technological and market access opportunities.

Join key actors from the sector, including representatives of firms active in the generation, transmission and distribution of energy, tech companies, regulatory authorities, policy-makers and academic experts, for an afternoon of exciting discussions!

ACER Opinion No. 15/2019 on the ENTSO-E Annual Report 2018

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Press Release: 1000th ERC Proof of Concept grant awarded

The European Research Council just awarded top-up funding totalling €9.3 million to 62 ERC grant holders via its Proof of Concept scheme. The grants will help them explore the commercial or societal potential of their ERC-funded discoveries. This latest batch of grants includes the 1000th project to receive Proof of Concept funding since the scheme started in 2011. Engineer Miguel González Herráez, based in the University of Alcalá, will manage the milestone project.

Event: Enabling the Energy Transition: Understanding the drivers of energy choices in Europe (Brussels, 26 September 2019)

Join ENABLE.EU to understand how behaviours and practices shape the energy transition. As the European Union embraces a citizen-oriented energy transition, ENABLE.EU has researched how individuals make energy choices in 11 European countries.

Event: ETIP SNET Central and Northern Regions’ Workshop (Petten, The Netherlands, 19 & 20 September 2019)

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) and TNO invite you to the ETIP SNET Central & Northern Regions’ Workshop, to be held on September 19-20 in Petten, the Netherlands.

The Workshop will provide a unique opportunity to learn from the Central & Northern Regions’ national Research & Innovation (R&I) projects and the chance to contribute to the identification of R&I gaps, challenges and priorities at Central Region and EU levels.

Event: Standard essential patents strategy conference: SEP & FRAND in 5G, Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Grids and beyond (Brussels, 10 September 2019)

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Event: European Utility Week (Paris, 12-14 November 2019)

In a market confronted to the new disruptive cross-industry players, the Summit’s fine-tuned content offering includes different tracks and themes, bringing together C-level experts and innovative thinkers within the utility industry, offering the right platform to brainstorm and strategise about the industry’s challenges ahead.

Event: Digital Solar & Storage (Brussels, 5 & 6 November 2019)

The event is timed to welcome the new European Parliament and Commission and discuss with key stakeholders from industry and politics what’s needed to keep up the new solar momentum in Europe.

Join high-level executives from digital innovators and storage solution suppliers active in solar and representatives from Europe’s new European Parliament and Commission to discuss the latest business models and market trends shaping the New Energy World based on digital solar & storage.

Event: 5th Eurogas Central and Eastern European Conference (CEEC) (Riga, 7 & 8 October 2019)

The 5th edition of Eurogas Central and Eastern European Conference (CEEC), organised with the kind support of Latvijas Gāze and Conexus Baltic Grid, will address the issue of “The Baltic Region: Setting the pace for gas market integration”, with a particular focus on the functioning of the regional gas market, as well as the potential of LNG and the value of storage.

Press Release: Horizon 2020 Work Programme to kick-start a large-scale research initiative on future battery technologies

The updated Horizon 2020 Work Programme provides €47 million to kick-start the large-scale research initiative on future battery technologies previously announced in the Commission Strategic Action Plan for Batteries.

Event: Energy Storage Europe (Düsseldorf, Germany, 10-12 March 2020)

The Energy Storage Europe is an international trade fair with accompanying congress on the collection and storage of renewable energy, which is an issue that moves scientists and politicians worldwide. The conference is characterized by well-known speakers and participants. Here are discussed the latest developments in energy storage, but are also given critical insights into the market development and technology integration. 

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