This section provides information on Workshops and Hearings organised by the SETIS group.
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Most analyses of the future European energy system conclude that in order to achieve energy and climate change policy goals it will be necessary to ramp up the use of renewable energy sources. The stochastic nature of those energies, together with other sources of short- and long-term uncertainty, have already significant impacts in energy systems operation and planning, and it is expected that future energy systems will be forced to become increasingly flexible in order to cope with these challenges.
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC)and the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania held a joint workshop on the future role of energy storage in South Eastern Europe on 21 -22
A workshop organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) on the value of wind energy to society took place at the JRC premises in Petten, The Netherlands, on 13-14 November 2013.
The 3rd Annual JRC Modelling Conference was organised in Petten to discuss the JRC's key areas for modelling. The JRC Director-General spoke about the JRC's priorities and the underlying models, as well as the importance of guiding principles. Policy DGs and the JRC participants discussed future policy needs for modelling, including policy options, impact assessments, perceived gaps, potential improvements and links between models.
A workshop was held in Brussels on 7th June 2013 on "CO2 Re-use Technologies", organised and co-hosted by the Institute for Energy and Transport of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the Directorate General for Climate Action.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) recently published a methodology based on geographical information systems (GIS) that can be used to assess the potential for transformation of single reservoirs and lakes into pumped hydropower energy storage (PHS) facilities. A workshop on this topic was organised by JRC on the 2nd and 3rd April 2012 in Petten, the Netherlands.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) organised an expert workshop on 'Learning Curves for Policy Support' in Amsterdam on 8 March 2012.
The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) is now in its implementation phase. European Industrial Initiatives on wind, solar, electricity grids, bio-energy, carbon capture and storage, sustainable nuclear fission as well as the Joint Technology Initiative on fuel cells and hydrogen have been launched on the basis of concrete roadmaps and multi-annual work plans for the period 2010-2020.
In the framework of WP2 and WP3 of ATEsT, the project team has collected information and analysed a large number of models and tools for energy and transition planning. The outcome of this exercise is a proposed set of tools that can be used in the framework of SETIS as well as the identification of needs for improvement of existing and development of new tools.
This workshop on 16 December 2010 in Brussels focussed on the impact of rare metal supply and its potential disruption on the deployment of low-carbon technologies in the EU. It also explored possible strategies to prevent or mitigate these negative impacts. The workshop was an internal EC-meeting; a workshop report will later be made available on the SETIS website.
On 15 December 2010 a workshop on the role of technology innovation and improving energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction in the European Pulp and Paper industry up to 2030 took place in Brussels. More information about this workshop will soon be available on the SETIS website.
Report on the hearing of the HFC European Technology Platform
This workshop, organised under the auspices of the Information System of the SET-Plan (SETIS) aims at exchanging with the stakeholders on the current role of technology innovation in the improvement of energy efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions in the Cement Industry, the anticipated technological development and market potential as well as to explore potential actions in the context of the SET-Plan. This report summarises the discussions and exchange of information that occurred during the workshop.
Final Report of the SET-Plan workshop on Technology Innovations for Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction in the Iron and Steel Industries in the EU-27 up to 2030.
Final reports and presentation of the Workshop on Electrification of Road Transport
Presentations and documentation from the 2009 SETIS Storage Workshop
Taskforce on energy storage kick-off meeting
Summary of SmartGrids ETP hearing, June 2007