Energy Modelling Platform for Europe 2018, 25 - 26 September 2018

The cluster LCE-21-2015 successfully organised the Second Meeting of an Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2018 in Brussels

Energy Modelling Platform for Europe 2018

 

Modelling clean energy pathways

September 25 – 26th , 2018

EC headquarters, Brussels 21 rue du champ de Mars – Marsveldstraat, 1050 Brussels

 

The cluster of four Horizon 2020 projects[i] working on “Modelling and analysing the energy system, its transformation and impacts”, organised the second conference of the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2018, hosted by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation in Brussels on September 25th and 26th.


[i] All four projects (SET-Nav, MEDEAS, REEEM, REFLEX)  have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme within the call LCE-21-2015 - Modelling and analysing the energy system, its transformation and impacts.

Day 1: Plenary sessions

The agenda of this year’s conference of the Energy Modelling Platform included on day one three plenary sessions. Thanks to the active involvement of EC representatives, stakeholders from policy making and industry as well as leading researchers, we managed to bridge the gap between modelling research and policy making at European, regional and local level.

​08:30 - 09:30 ARRIVAL AND SET-UP / INSTALLATION OF POSTERS
09:30 - 10:00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
​10:00 - 11:30 PLENARY SESSION I: INNOVATION IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION
11:30 - 12:00 POSTER SNEAK PEEK I/II
12:00 - 13:30 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER SESSION
13:30 - 15:00 PLENARY SESSION II: INTEGRATED MODELLING OF ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
15:00 - 15:30 POSTER SNEAK PEEK II/II
15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 - 17:30 PLENARY SESSION III: MODELLING OF BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS
17:30 - 18:00 CLOSING SESSION: MISCELLANEOUS, DISCUSSION OF TOPICS FOR NEXT YEAR
19:00 - 23:00 CONFERENCE DINNER

Day 2: Focus groups

On day two, participants contributed to three out of nine parallel focus groups, dealing with specialized topics. Focus groups particularly emphasize group discussions and interactive exchange of experiences between the participants. Seven focus groups are set up and headed by researchers from either SET-Nav, MEDEAS, REFLEX or REEEM projects while two focus groups slots were organised by external researchers from the modelling community.

08:30 - 09:00 ARRIVAL AND SET-UP / INSTALLATION OF POSTERS
09:00 - 10:45 FOCUS GROUPS: PARALLEL SESSION 1

  • Parallel session 1A: Open databases
  • Parallel session 1B: Energy, Climate and Macroeconomic Relationships
  • Parallel session 1C: Technological Learning

10:45 - 11:15 coffee break
11:15 - 13:00 FOCUS GROUPS: PARALLEL SESSION 2

  • Parallel session 2A: Open Energy system Models
  • Parallel session 2B: Modelling of behavioral aspects
  • ​Parallel session 2C: Infrastructure Prerequisites - Upcoming Network Challenges and Internal Energy Market


13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH BREAK / POSTER SESSION
14:30 - 16:15 FOCUS GROUPS: PARALLEL SESSION 3

  • Parallel session 3a: Regional Vs National Vs Europe-Wide Modelling
  • Parallel session 3b: Engaging With Policy Makers
  • Parallel session 3c: Energy Modelling and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Conundrum

16:15 - 16:30 CONCLUSION AND WRAP-UP

 

Download the Agenda (PDF) here

Detailed schedule, speakers and activity descriptions at
http://www.energymodellingplatform.eu/full-program.html

 

We particularly focused on a networking space. It was structured as an open space where all participants, from decision makers to researchers and modelling teams, met and exchanged on common questions and exhibited their posters, highlighting their current research and/or activities in projects.

In this regard, SET-Nav partners from NTNU, NTUA and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research presented their posters:

Linked to EMP-E, participants had the possibility to submit a contribution to a Special Issue of Energy Strategy Reviews (Elsevier), which will provide input to COP25 in 2019. 

The special issue constitutes a peer-reviewed digest of models, approaches and policy insights for the assessment of clean energy pathways for the EU energy system vis-à-vis the Energy Union strategy.

It provides academics and decision makers with a deep review of cutting-edge EU-focused energy modelling research, to assist the EU energy system transition towards 2030, 2050 and beyond. Contributions are related to three themes, providing methodological overviews or model applications, with related policy-relevant insights.

12.09.2018

Deadline for submission of full papers (Special Issue), posters and presentations

25/26.09.2018

EMP-E 2018 Conference

Further information on the event are published on our webpage.


Gustav RESCH (TU WIEN) on behalf of the LCE-21-2015 cluster (MEDEAS, REEEM, REflex and SET-Nav)