EMP-E Conference 2020

Modelling Climate Neutrality for the European Green Deal

6th-8th October 2020
EMP-E 2020 is an online conference

The fourth conference of the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) took place on 6th– 8th October 2020 and will be hosted by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation in Brussels. The conference is put together in co-operation with the H2020 Energy Modelling Group, made up of eight Horizon 2020 projects. 

You can find here the programme for the 2020 conference. EMP-E 2020 was an online conference.

Documentation of the conference

Please find the documentation of the EMP-E 2020 here


Themes

The EMP-E aims to foster a more interactive agenda with plenaries, focus groups and a networking space. This year’s conference covers the following themes:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the energy system: What are the consequences for future energy
    modelling?
  • Climate Neutral Pathways, scenarios and storylines: Lessons learned for the European Green Deal
  • Socio and economic impacts of decarbonisation: how to design a transition that is socially fair an
    economically viable?
  • Sector integration: Decarbonisation through multi-energy carrier integration
  • Smart cities, Smart grids and digitalisation: Modelling insights and lessons learned
  • Circularity, use of raw material
  • Consumer and Citizen Engagement
  • Transformation of the Energy system: centralization vs further decentralisation
  • Climate neutrality: energy modelling, weather, and climate
  • Uncertainty and modelling: lessons learned and uncertainty in modelling
  • Energy modelling tools contributions to National Energy/Climate plans
  • Infrastructure for integrating open-source models across spatial and sectoral scales to facilitate
    openness and transparency

To foster maximum exchange and knowledge sharing, the networking space will give all conference participants a place to continue discussions from sessions and to start dialogues about the EU energy modelling space. This space will also display posters from researchers on a variety of topics of the conference themes, giving an even wider overview of the EU energy modelling context. We encourage researchers and policy makers alike to use this unique opportunity to discuss their own work and the work of others and to gain valuable insight into EU energy modelling projects.

The results of the meeting will be published after a peer-review process in a Journal special issue which will be provided as input to high-level events.


Programme

Tuesday 6th October 2020

09:30 – 11:00

Opening – Plenary 1 – Impacts of COVID-19 on the energy system – What are the consequences for future energy modelling?

11:15 – 12:15

Plenary 2 – Climate Neutral Pathways, scenarios and storylines: Useful lessons learned and strategies for the European
Green Deal

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

Focus Group 1 – Climate Neutrality: energy modelling, weather and climate

Focus Group 2 – Consumer and Citizen Engagement

Wednesday 7th October 2020

10:00 – 11:00

Plenary 3 – Socio and economic impacts of the transition

11:15 – 12:15

Plenary 4 – Sector Integration – Decarbonisation through multi-energy carrier integration

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

Focus Group 3 – Consumer and Citizen Engagement

Focus Group 4 – Smart cities, smart grids and digitalisation: modelling insights and lessons learned

Tuesday 8th October 2020

10:00 – 11:00

Focus Group 5 – Infrastructure for integrating open-source models across spatial and sectoral scales to facilitate open science and transparency

11:15 – 12:15

Focus Group 6 – How can energy modelling tools from H2020 projects contribute to National Energy and Climate Plans?

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

Focus Group 7 – Transformation of the Energy system: centralisation vs further decentralisation

Focus Group 8 – Uncertainty and modelling: lessons learned and gaps

15:00 – 16:00

Focus Group 8 – Uncertainty and modelling: lessons learned and gaps


All projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

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