Here is the overview of upcoming and past events of the WiseGRID project.
Venue: The Egg, Brussels, Belgium
The energy sector is currently undergoing a grand transition, one that will most likely have a significant impact on citizens, consumers, industry and the environment. The transformation needs a joint concept of the future energy landscape, shared by a variety of actors – including the renewables and grid industries – to meet societal expectations and technological requirements. Our event “Grids meet Renewables” will provide space for an open dialogue between these actors, deep diving on the key challenges and potential solution and current best practices implemented by industry and civil society.
WiseGRID will be present at the Best Practice Fair exchanging information with together with other best practices in different areas relevant to a renewables-based energy landscape. Participants will have the opportunity to hear new ideas, take inspiration from industry leaders and learn from the experience of existing initiatives.
Presentation given by prof. Rafael Leal-Arcas, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom.
This presentation will be part of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Research & Innovation Symposium (RERIS) 2018. The symposium is aiming to facilitate Africa-EU research collaboration, private and public sector participation in research, business innovation and university spin-offs and will address the following thematic areas:
Full program can be found here.
WiseGRID was one of the favourite practices in the Good Practice of the Year Award in 2017 of the Renewables Grid Initiative in 2017. On the 29th of November, WiseGRID will participate in a webinar giving more information about the project. This H2020 funded project plans to develop solutions for a democratic and decentralized European energy system.
More information can be found here.
You can listen to the recorded webinar here.
On the 28th of November, Athens hosted SP1 WiseGRID meeting, where partners were gathered to work on WP3 - Architecture, data privacy and standards. HEDNO (Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator) in cooperation with ICCS (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems) organised the meeting which took place at the National Technical University of Athens.
The workshop while covering technical aspects needed to proceed with WiseGRID solution, also outlined the complex ecosystem created by the actors introduced by smart grids and the applications required for their participation in this emerging market.
A summary of this event can be found here.
Costas Kalogiros (AUEB) presented WiseGRID project to the Business Models working group of the BRIDGE initiative, focusing on its objectives, outputs and the business models. Furthermore, the challenges that prosumers face were discussed and recommendations to all relevant stakeholders were proposed, based on the recent WiseGrid workshop in Amsterdam.
More information about the BRIDGE Business Models working group can be found here.
To achieve the goals set in the Paris agreement countries need to ramp up their climate efforts significantly. One of the most significant tools is the decarbonization of the energy system. We already have proven and tested low-carbon solutions that have successfully cut emissions in the energy sector, and they bear significant scale-up potential in other countries too. Decarbonization of the energy system can be done, and countries can learn from each other’s achievements.
Community Energy initiatives in particular, through increasing public acceptance, can play an important and accelerating role in decarbonizing our energy system. In a decentralized and smart energy system, together with renewable energy sources, new technologies such as e-mobility and charging infrastructure are gaining importance. As the nature of this distributed ecosystem poses serious challenges to the network, a coherent approach and level playing field for all energy actors is required.
This event showcases two initiatives promoting the development and scaling up of low-carbon energy solutions: Nordic Green to Scale studies the potential of scaling up existing low-carbon solutions to countries in East Europe and East Africa, while the WiseGRID project aims to provide a harmonization between smarter systems and empowered citizens.
All information can be found here.
More information about the Nordic Green to Scale project can be found here.
16/11/2017 - 9:30-11:00
EU Pavilion, Area A1 of the Bonn zone, Bonn, Germany (Room Brussels)
Full EU Programme of Side Events can be found here.
The Pavilion of the European Union will host a series of side events during the COP23 in Bonn, in order to stimulate the debate on key thematic areas, engage observers and facilitate the dialogue with party delegates and other participants.
More information: https://ec.europa.eu/clima/events/articles/0118_en
Event: 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Organised by: SDEWES
Date: 4th-8th October 2017
Full Programme can be found here.
Event: 5th International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017
Organised by: Pontifical Gregorian University
Date: 6-7 September 2017
1. Panel: socio-cultural sustainability
Moderator Prof. Dr. Rafael Leal-Arcas
2. Citizens’ empowerment for common concerns
Prof. Dr. Rafael Leal-Arcas
Full program can be found here.
Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment,’ organised by Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility.
The 14th annual Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’ will show that further renewable energy expansion is still achievable, addressing the need to move beyond electricity and connect it with the heat and transport sector in a sustainable, smart energy system. The Academy features workshops, visits to a wind energy farm and a renewable electricity storage plant, a three-day conference program, and a social evening program, ending with a festive barbecue in Berlin.
19-07-2017: From international climate policy to national ambitions: The rise of renewables
Full program available here.
Event: Bocconi Governance of renewable energy law seminar series
Organised by Bocconi University Law School
Speaker: Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Flyer of the event can be found here.
"Engineering, Technology & Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches".
The 23rd ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference will take place on the 27th, 28th and 29th June 2017, in Madeira Island (Portugal), organized by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, UNINOVA together with Universidade do Minho
Energy Days are activities and events that raise awareness of energy efficiency and renewables. This event is a special session in Powertech2017 conference for NOBEL GRID & WISEGRID projects: Smart energy for European consumers.
This conference that takes place between 18th and 22th of June, is a large gathering of international researchers and practitioners working in the general area of electrical power engineering within Europe.
The recruitment workshop was held 2017/06/07 in Kythnos island with local citizens, WiseGRID project leaders and local municipality officials.
The meeting included a small introduction to WiseGRID project, previous projects overview in the island, an introduction speech of the Mayor of the Island, a discussion session with local citizens and participants.
The goal for this recruitment workshop was to raise awareness and recruit as much as possible people in order to bring more awareness to local pilot site in Kythnos. The event held initiated important discussions and main questions and emerged local participants to be involved in the project.
This congress on Smart Cities on 26-27th of April, enhances the exchange of knowledge and experiences on Smart Cities in Spain, with the use of technology and innovation as the basis for its development tools.
A conference about safe, sustainable and smart cities. It is a platform to exchange information and experiences within the sector.
Event: 5th Annual Energy Transitions conference
Organised by: University of Eastern Finland.
1. Key note session
The key note session on Friday 10 March will focus on different aspects of the Energy Union. This session will be a panel discussion between the following speakers
2. Afternoon session
International Energy Law and Energy Disputes
Full program can be found here.
The GENERA 2017 Innovation Gallery features 14 cutting-edge projects in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency between 28 February and 3 March 2017 .
WiseGRID created a poster exhibition called "A new energy model based on renewable energy, energy efficiency and intelligent electrical grids aimed at the end consumer.".
WiseGRID attended the IX Conference on Renewable Energies, a platform for the exchange of information and experiences with specialists from companies and associations, for professionals in the sector. AMPERE gave a presentation called: "The new energy model: latest trends SXXI".
WiseGRID has a stand on the European Utility Week between 15th and 17th of November 2016. The European Utility Week gives opportunities to meet with experts from utilities, network operators, vendors, consultants, startups and system integrators covering the entire smart energy value chain.