31. Jan 2022 - 31. Jan 2022
To balance out the impacts of our CO2 emissions, the EU will need to drastically reduce its reliance on fossil carbon, upscale carbon farming to store more carbon in nature, and promote industrial solutions to sustainably and verifiably remove and recycle carbon. Removing and storing more carbon, from the atmosphere, oceans and coastal wetlands, is essential to achieve the EU's legally binding commitment to become climate neutral by 2050.
In December 2021, the Commission adopted the Communication “Sustainable Carbon Cycles” that outlines EU-wide actions to scale up carbon farming initiatives and industrial solutions in order to sustainably capture, store and recycle carbon. By the end of 2022, the Commission will propose an EU regulatory framework for the certification of carbon removals based on robust and transparent carbon accounting rules to monitor and verify the authenticity and environmental integrity of carbon removals. A Call for Evidence will also be launched in January.
On 31 January, public authorities, industry representatives and civil society will gather to exchange on the role and potential of carbon removals in the EU, feeding into the discussion on the upcoming regulatory framework for their certification.
The conference will take place online. High-level speakers include Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans, Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski, French Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili and French Minister for Agriculture Julien Denormandie. Furthermore, more technical topics will be discussed during four panel sessions with the participation of experts and relevant stakeholders.
Find out more on sustainable carbon cycles.
The Start Up Energy Transition Award is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide who are working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change. In the last four years, the award has received more than 2,300 applications from 102 countries. SET is powered by the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with the World Energy Council.
The energy transition is underway at an increasing pace. What will the integrated energy system of the future look like? The five categories of the sixth round of the SET Award cover the entire clean energy spectrum. How will your start-up make an impact?
- Clean Energy Generation
- Demand-side Innovation
- Energy Distribution & Storage
- Smart Mobility & Transportation
- Quality Energy Access & SDG-7
Apply here for the SET Award 2022 until 31.01.2022.
14. Dec 2021 - 14. Dec 2021
“Large-scale storage integration and strategies to support market uptake of innovative solutions” Workshop
The workshop “Large-scale storage integration and strategies to support market uptake of innovative solutions” organised by EERA JP SG (Joint Program on Smart Grids) and the OSMOSE project is taking place on 14 December 2021 at 14.00-16.00 CET .
The event will be the occasion to hear the results from the OSMOSE demos and to share relevant activities performed by Smart Grids members. A special time is dedicated to open discussion and questions to foster the interaction between workshop participants and the speakers.
During the workshop will be presented and discussed innovative technologies and solutions aimed to enhance the system flexibility. The results of the OSMOSE project, dealing with several research and innovation challenges to enhance the flexibility of transmission grids and different experiences of EERA JP SG members will be presented and will constitute the basis for an open discussion. In particular, the workshop will the occasion to:
❖ disseminate the lessons learnt in the demos and modelling work of the OSMOSE project;
❖ discuss the preliminary results with the representatives of the EU research community;
❖ compare lessons learnt and already achieved results with the experiences gathered by other RTO;
❖ identify future research and innovation needs in future research and innovations projects and
associations’ roadmaps and standardisation working groups (ETIP SNET, ENTSO-E)
30. Nov 2021 - 02. Dec 2021
Enlit Europe is the new unifying brand for European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe. Taking place in Milan from 30 November-2 December 2021, it brings together over 18,000 power professionals – established players, external disruptors, innovative start-ups and the increasingly engaged end-user – to seize current opportunities, spotlight future ones and inspire the next generation to participate in the energy transition journey.
Enlit Europe is organised by Clarion Energy, which is part of Clarion Events and, with over 40 events that cover the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, is one of the group’s largest portfolios.
13. Dec 2021 - 13. Dec 2021
The current electricity grid has evolved over 100 years. It has served the economy and society brilliantly but is not sustainable for modern times due to its one-way architecture from the power plant to the consumer. Smart Grids offer a bi-directional way of exchange of electricity and information between sources and consumers, and the devices they power, adding flexibility as a result. They are digital, foster renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and electrification of end-users. Moreover, they enable the decentralized operation of energy systems that is crucial to efficiently manage renewable energy sources.
To unleash all the benefits smart grids can offer, well-skilled experts must be trained. The MOST project lies in the center of energy transition – the highly innovative master course is designed to equip tomorrow’s experts with competencies crucial for the next step towards clean energy.
The MOST Consortium invites you to save the date – book your calendars now to join our Closing Event on 13 December 2021, from 14:00 to 16.00 (CET). The conference will mark the end of the MOST project and look back on its results.
On the agenda:
- A visionary keynote speech looking at the future of Smart Grid Technologies
- Virtual tours to the laboratories of three top universities
- A panel discussion on the role of the future Smart Grid professionals in the energy transition, featuring international energy experts
The 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP26 took place in Glasgow, UK from October 31st to November 12th, 2021 and brought together climate experts, activists, government representatives, businesses and a wide array of stakeholders to discuss about the climate crisis and solutions. The 2 week conference is a key event as it enables discussions and further progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Mission Innovation representatives were present at the event and new Missions were launched or announced to support accelerating innovation and to tackle clean energy challenges: Carbon Dioxide removal, Net-zero industries, Urban transitions and Integrated bio refineries.
These 4 Missions, alongside the 3 launched earlier this year at CEM12/MI-6 in June 2021: Green Powered Future, Zero-Emission shipping and Clean Hydrogen, will drive forward solutions to cut emissions from sectors responsible for 52% of global emissions.
Joint Roadmap of Global Innovation Priorities
Through a dedicated event at the UNFCCC Innovation Hub Pavilion, the Green Powered Future Mission unveiled the Joint Roadmap of Global Innovation Priorities, developed thanks to the effort of all its 27 members (find the recording of the event here).
“The Green Powered Future Mission has the goal of demonstrating that power systems, regardless of geography or climates, can effectively integrate up to 100% VRE in their generation mix by 2030 while ensuring the system is cost-efficient, secure and resilient. The Mission is a 10-year endeavour which will accelerate innovation in clean energy by demonstrating innovative solutions to transform the present system.” (Source: Mission Innovation)
The roadmap, which identifies 17 R&I themes and the top 100 global innovation priorities, will serve as basis for the Mission’s activities towards reaching its goal by 2030. In this view, the Mission will support innovation through feasibility studies, pilots and large demonstrator set-up and validation. These activities will be complemented by knowledge sharing, capacity building, and dissemination activities, whilst ensuring technical, regulatory and market aspects are considered throughout. Moreover, the Mission will capitalise on members’ collaborative work and expertise to simultaneously tackle multiple innovation priorities and will cooperate with existing initiatives working towards a similar goal.
Discover the Roadmap here.
09. Nov 2021 - 09. Nov 2021
On Tuesday, 9 November, the ETIP SNET is organising its 13th Regional Workshop, which will dive into Europe’s energy transition through 4 parallel sessions focusing on the following themes:
- 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐧𝐢s𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐔 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬
- 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡-𝐑𝐄𝐒 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
- 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥; 𝐒𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲
- 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬, 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐲
During each of the thematic sessions, nationally and regionally funded R&I projects of significant added value will be presented.
The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to learn about R&I projects around Europe and contribute to the identification of R&I gaps, challenges and priorities.
About ETIP SNET:
European Technology & Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) have been created by the European Commission in the framework of the new Integrated Roadmap Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) by bringing together a multitude of stakeholders and experts from the energy sector. The ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) role is to guide Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) to support Europe’s energy transition (source: https://www.etip-snet.eu/).
EUSEW, taking place from 25 to 29 October, is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, and this year’s online edition will be no exception. Featuring a 4-day Policy Conference, an Awards Ceremony, the European Youth Energy Day and the Networking Village, the event provides valuable opportunities to engage with leading minds and practitioners in the field of clean energy.
Participants will be able to visit the online Networking Village to connect with thousands of clean energy researchers, enthusiasts, industry representatives and more. Spanning one-to-one meetings, an interactive exhibition, live pitches in the Energy Lab, and inspiring Energy Talks, this year’s Networking Village offers a unique opportunity to form new connections and kickstart new projects.
H2020 PANTERA is part of the virtual Energy Fair. In the virtual stand, more information regarding the latest project news and materials, as well as the EIRIE platform can be accessed.
Join EUSEW 2021 here.
ERIGrid 2.0 invites all interested engineers involved in the domains of power system testing, smart grids and energy systems to receive free funding to access the best laboratories of Europe and perform their own experimental research. There are two kinds of lab access services available in ERIGrid 2.0:
- Free access to 21 physical labs (Physical free access to the laboratories can be performed on-site at the location of the lab or remotely if the infrastructure allows. To get this access you need to apply as described below and to be selected by the independent User Selection Panel (USP)).
- Free access to 9 virtual facilities (The access to the virtual facilities requires no specific application and user proposals are not submitted to a selection process.)
Available free-of-charge are the laboratories of the following research centres:
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
- SINTEF Energy Research
- DTU - Technical University of Denmark
- University of Strathclyde
- Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC)
- HEDNO (2 laboratories available)
- ICCS - NTUA
- OFFIS Institute for Information Technology
- Fraunhofer IEE
- KEMA Labs
- RWTH Aachen University
- Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)
- Tecnalia Research & Innovation
- Delft University of Technology
- JRC of the European Commission (2 laboratories available)
- FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus
- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
In the current Lab Access call ERIGrid 2.0 welcomes applications until 31 December 2021. Further calls will be opened every 4 months.
Find all detailed information about the application procedure, selection criteria, FAQ and descriptions of the laboratories here.
27. Oct 2021 - 27. Oct 2021
On Wednesday 27 October, the European Commission is organising a kick-off event to celebrate the projects selected for funding under the Horizon 2020 European Green Deal call. This €1 billion call, the last one under Horizon 2020, will fund projects that will contribute to the EU’s response to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity.