ESMIG at Sustainable Energy Week 2019

About Sustainable Energy Week

The Policy Conference is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders focus on sustainable energy issues, debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. Next to the conference, the Networking Village brings the EUSEW Community together to forge alliances whilst the EUSEW Awards celebrate outstanding projects and ideas. 
The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 will take place from 18 to 20 June 2019 in three buildings in Brussels’ Schuman district: the European Commission’s Charlemagne and Berlaymont buildings, and the Residence Palace nearby. The buildings are within 3-5 minutes walking distance from one another.

ESMIG session - "What makes consumers tick? Best practices and tools", 20 June, 09:00 - 10:30

Organised together with Geonardo and Jacques Delors Institute, the session is meant to shed new light on consumer motivations, engagement and learning patterns, challenge existing thinking and provide real examples that can help decision-makers in their mission of reaching ambitious energy efficiency targets.
We will present three different initiatives that aim at understanding and changing consumer behaviour in energy consumption and their conclusions:
  • The results of a new report that gathered 578 pilots involving 5.5 million residential consumers over the past 10 years and that focuses on consumer behaviour around gas and electricity consumption feedback.
  • The Horizon 2020-funded project ENABLE.EU that looks at drivers of individual energy choices, such as the decision to become a prosumer.
  • The Horizon 2020-funded project START2ACT that targets energy consumers at their workplace and tries to unleash the energy and cost saving potentials of young SMEs and start-ups by introducing simple yet effective energy efficiency and behavioural change measures
A discussion between different stakeholders will help elaborate on the best practices and tools presented and will aim to ground them in the market realities. The audience is invited to interfere with comments, questions and experiences to stimulate the discussions.

ESMIG supported session: "How can we reach a net-zero emission Europe: renewables, energy efficiency and demand-side flexibility", 19 June, 14:00 - 15:30

An EU strategy for long-term emissions reductions aligned with Paris Agreement will require a thorough transformation of the energy system. Energy efficiency improvements, increased uptake of renewables to boost clean electrification and an active role of end-users are key enablers of this transition. An ambitious pathway towards a net-zero emission Europe is feasible and a source of economic opportunities and prosperity for European industries and citizens.

ESMIG President John Harris will be a speaker in the second panel "Digitalisation and decentralisation: how demand-side flexibility helps driving the clean energy transition"


ESMIG supported session: "Data access platforms to facilitate data driven services", 19 June, 11:00 - 12:30

Digital technologies are actively contributing to reshape the Energy future in Europe, for instance smart meters, allow for collection and processing of data of unprecedented granularity and quality. Given the variable nature of the renewable sources of energy, access to data rises up to one of the major factors that allow keeping the electricity system in balance. Access to and free circulation of data becomes then one of the pillars of the energy transition. 

ESMIG Member and SAP Global Head of Utilities as SAP will take part in the panel discussion to discuss how data access is enabling new opportunities and benefits to consumers and utilities, what are the experiences and expectations of Operational Digital Platforms for energy services, what guidelines and indicators can help regulators to ensure that consumer's digital expectations are met in a secure and safe way.


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