EUSEW policy session on digitalization of Europe’s energy transition

"The power of Digital Innovation Hubs to accelerate the digitalization of Europe’s energy transition". Join our EUSEW policy session on 27 September 2022 (14:30-16:00 CET) and get involved in EU sustainable energy policy discussions.

Together with DG ENERGY (European Commission), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency and Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (ESO) we will organise a policy session on 27 September as part of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) Policy Conference to unveil and discuss potentials of Local Energy Systems to accelerate the digitalization of Europe’s energy transition.

The session will take place Online and in Brussels

On 27 September 2022, 14:30-16:00 CET

Register here

The objectives of the session are threefold:

  • learn about needs and expectations towards a EU level platform to supportt innovation ecosystems. We want to better understand the needs and challenges of the local/regional institutions – whether private or public – when it comes to foster the uptake of digital solutions in the energy system
  • learn how an EU-level platform can benefit the local level and vice versa
  • strengthen cooperation between multiple funding and innovation programmes such as Horizon Europe, Interreg, CETP and ETIP SNET as key catalysts for the Fit-for-55 package of the European Commission.

Preliminary agenda 

Moderation: Andreas Corusa, JPP SES Knowledge Community, (B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Germany)

14:30     Introduction to the session and involvement of audience 

14:40    Key note: Building a shared vision and pathway between the energy and digital players for digitalising the energy system: the Digitalisation of Energy Action Plan and the Digital Innovation Hubs (Giulia Serra, DG ENER, Yves Paindaveine, DG CNCT, European Commission) 

14:55    Panel discussion: Activities and expectations towards digitalising the energy transition with the help of Local Energy Systems (with interactive involvement of audience)

15:45    Q&A session for the audience
16:00    Wrap-up and closing


In their framework for the establishment of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH), DG ENERGY and DG CONNECT jointly organize the process to gather national, regional and local energy and digital players to support investments, skills and expertise of strategic digital technologies in the energy system, from innovation to deployment. Beyond greening and stabilizing energy supply, the digitalisation of the energy system shall boost the EU competitiveness and open new global markets for innovations made by SMEs. This is a key purpose of the innovation platform that the EC is about to establish. But while many SMEs act globally, they also know well the needs in their regional ecosystems. This session wants to unveil potentials to exploit the experiences and networks of involved SMEs, their associations, local and regional business development centres and last not least the local and regional governmental institutions.


#EUSEW2022 Policy Conference

The Policy Conference takes place in a hybrid format on 26-29 September 2022. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders will focus on sustainable energy issues, and debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. During the conference, the third European Youth Energy Day will gather 18-34-year-olds to share their ideas on how to transform Europe into the first climate-neutral continent.

More details: EUSEW website

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About EUSEW 2022

The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe and is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).

This year, EUSEW will take place in a hybrid format, online and onsite in Brussels, on 26-30 September 2022 under the theme "Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition”. The European Sustainable Energy Week consists of a 4-day Policy Conference, the European Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony, the Energy Fair, Energy Talks and the third European Youth Energy Day.


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