06/07/2018 - 13:00

Smart grids, renewables and storage - leading the transition towards a new European energy system

The Energy transition is a necessity imposed by climate change, but also an occasion for Europe to transform a major threat into a one-off opportunity to bring the continent to the forefront of the international scene from an industrial, scientific, and political perspective. This session will explore how innovation in clean energy technologies can boost lighthouse ambitions and how the EU can play a decisive role in making all stakeholders joining their force to pull in the same direction. It will explore the links between energy storage, renewables (wind & solar), and smart grids – which, together, will form the backbone of the new energy system. The session will also showcase technologies in which Europe is uniquely competitive, for example novel, sustainable energy storage systems or new concepts for storage co-located with renewables. The panel, comprised of experts from the European institutions, energy storage, smart grids, and renewables sectors. This event is co-organised by ERRIN, and our Director Pirita Lindholm will be one of the panelists.  Please find more information, programme and registration here. All speakers' presentations are available here.  Please note that ERRIN is also organising a EUSEW side event on sustainable batteries. More info is available here.