Data Series S2 E2: ETIP SNET Workshop

The ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) role is to guide Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) to support Europe’s energy transition.

Following its first mission principle, “Set-out a vision for RD&I for Smart Networks for Energy Transition and engage stakeholders in this vision”, ETIP co-organised this workshoip with Enlit Europe.

This was a 2-hour brainstorming session composed of the following:

  • Short and to the point presentation towards all attendants where the ETIP SNET speaker will explain the ETIP SNET goals and how the workshop will be run.
  • 4 parallel tables to brainstorm in detail on concrete listed topics. All attendants will choose in which table they’ll want to participate upon registration.
  • At the end of the brainstorming tables, each moderator will give a report to the whole audience on what was discussed at the table and what are the key findings.
  • Final conclusions by the initial speaker.

Initial Presentation

Areti Ntaradimou, Content Director, Enlit Europe
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Vice-Chair, ETIP NSET
Guido Guida, Chair, ETIP SNET
Cristobal Irazoqui, DG ENER Innovation, Clean Technologies and Competitiveness

Brainstorming Tables

1. Electrification & Sector Coupling Challenge
– Antonio Iliceto, WG1 Co-Chair, ETIP SNET

Topics for discussion:
-Role of electricity, efficiency, electrification
-Electricity grids as backbone of electricity supply, flows and trade
-Electricity grids as hub of energy conversion (cross-sectors)

2. New Market Models Challenge

– Maher Chebbo, WG4 Co-Chair, ETIP SNET

Topics for discussion:
– Electricity grids as market enablers
– Regulated grids at the service of customers, both on supply and demand side
– Expectations of energy operators from grid operators

3. Distributed RES & Grid Planning Challenge
– Eliano Russo, Vice-Chair, ETIP SNET

Topics for discussion:
– Challenges to operation from high RES penetration
– New paradigm for grids planning
– From “grid planning” to “system development”

4. Energy Communities Challenge
– Venizelos Efthymiou, WG5 Chair, ETIP SNET

Topics for discussion:
– Power grids facilitating the emergence of energy communities
– Power grids facilitating the smart distributed control through the web of cells concept
– Smart grid nodes facilitating peer to peer trading

Final Presentations 

(by Brainstorming Tables moderators)

Final Conclusions

Nikos Hatziargyriou, Vice-Chair, ETIP SNET
Areti Ntaradimou, Content Director, Enlit Europe


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