The International Conference on European Energy Markets (EEM) is one of the well established conferences in Europe, which has been bringing together experts from the fields of science, industry and politics, to present and discuss a wide range of themes related to energy markets for the last 18 years. These include approaches and solutions for issues related to modelling, market design, regulatory policies, climate change etc. An important focal point are discussions on the changes that the energy sector is expected to undergo in short and long term, and the challenges this presents. The EEM is a common platform where challenges, solutions and ideas are shared between representatives from the many fields of which (European) energy markets consist.

Operation, modelling, forecasting and simulation of energy and carbon markets

Appropriate tools are required for analysis and assessment of energy systems and markets. This category encompasses topics such as technical and economic modelling of energy markets and systems, model uncertainty, analysis of energy price evolution, portfolio management, carbon market etc.

Market integration of renewable energy sources

Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in European energy systems presents a multitude of present and future challenges. Approaches and solutions will be presented and discussed – e.g. de-carbonisation of the power sector, security and flexibility of supply, integration of regional electrical energy markets, demand side management, economic aspects of climate change etc.

Infrastructure development and management

Integrating the European Energy Markets as well as the expansion of renewable energies requires infrastructure development and management. This comprises topics such as grid expansion, ancillary services, congestion management, trading imbalances, investment analyses, transmission and distribution asset management pricing models, incentives for investments, etc.

New services in the energy world (Energy communities, E-mobility, storage technologies, etc.)

Energy communities present a sustainable and decentralised approach toward covering the energy needs of small rural regions. This category includes technical topics such as island grids, energy source selection, and grid modelling and analysis, as well as policy questions such as electricity generation cooperatives.

The recent advancement in the E-mobility segment will drastically affect the energy world. This category includes the modelling of electric vehicle charging profiles, impact of the power grid, e-mobility as a flexibility resource, etc.

In terms of energy storage, the following topics of innovative business cases, emerging market trends & applications, challenges to the development of energy storage, energy storage market design and regulatory frameworks, etc. will be considered.

Energy and climate policy

Energy policy addresses the economic, environmental, political, planning, and social aspects of energy supply. This category includes topics that confront decisionmakers, corporate planners, managers, consultants, politicians, and researchers. Climate policy focuses on the de-carbonisation of the power sector, economics of climate change and stakeholder vision on the future power system. Technical and economic efficiency is essential for a modern electrical energy system. Options such as cogeneration, production and demand management, as well as policies and analyses will be presented and discussed.

Hydrogen energy - Technologies & strategies

Hydrogen is currently enjoying unprecedented political and business momentum, with the number of policies and projects expanding rapidly. The related topics include, but are not limited to: Environmental Aspects and Impact of Hydrogen Energy Technologies, Economics of Hydrogen Energy Applications, Hydrogen in Smart Grids, Hydrogen Storage & Infrastructure, Market and Deployment of hydrogen technologies, Hydrogen Valleys, etc.