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.