by Stella Arapoglou, project coordination team @Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Save the Date | Renaissance final event
Good ideas for your energy community | 19th October 2022
The time to share broadly results and experiences with our community of followers has come, join our final event in Brussels! Take the opportunity to meet all our partners, external stakeholder group members and other members of future energy communities. As usual, we will find a balance between presentations, keynotes and free interaction, to ensure there is time for you to get engaged in discussions around the project approach and results. Last but not least, we are organising several interactive sessions, from more technical ones to board games.
Pre-registrations are open:
09:00 | After a short project introduction by the project coordinator prof. Thierry Coosemans, Achille Hannoset from DG Energy will present the latest advancements and strategies at the EU level that will impact future energy communities and the scientific research. A second expert keynote by Andrzej Rajkiewicz from NAPE Poland will focus on the energy landscape in Poland and key takeaways from the citizens’ interaction with the project.
10:00 | TOOLS PRESENTATION – Therefore all the digital tools developed by RENAISSANCE to support the deployment and management of energy communities will be shortly presented on screen:
- the RENERGISE tool
- the RENAISSANCE platform
- the gamified energy community online challenge “Can you RENew it?”
10:20 | To keep suspence very high, Antje Nettelbeck from Bax&Co will then lead a time challenging pecha-kucha, engaging you (and presenting partners CERTH, IKERLAN and CIRCE) in a quick-tour across the different aspects of the project linked with blockchain technologies.
11:00 | EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL PILOT SITES TOUR AND FLIPCHART GAMES – Shortly after the coffee break some time is dedicated to the exploration of pilot sites and worldwide replication sites… on large “speaking-posters”. What does it mean? A sticky-quiz flipchart challenge will glue your eyes on the posters… but don’t be afraid: an informed partner will be there to help you solve the enigma!
11:30 | PANEL SESSION FROM H2020 PROJECTS – After giving time for a quick round of Q&A to participants, the panel with other research project will start. “The challenge of data collection in flexible energy markets: H2020 projects compare experiences and lessons learnt” – The panel will be moderated by Lennert Callebaut from VUB, who will put together views and lessons learnt from different European projects facing data-sharing issues. Confirmed projects are:
- Creators – Christof De Knop
- Interpreter – Alfonso Bernad Montenegro
- Interconnect – Lucija Rakocevic
- iElectrix – Gemira Martinez
- Renaissance – Shary Heuninckx
12:30 | INDUSTRY OVERVIEW – After a short introduction to the involvement of young generations in the energy market by Federico Barbieri from EYEN – European Young Energy Network, the interactive session “Voices from the field, a market landscape” , run by Duccio Baldi from Enco Italy – Energia Collettiva will allow participating industry representatives add their perspective from the market landscape. Typical open questions will be:
- What are the main barriers encountered by newly established energy communities?
- How can market actors actually support new energy communities to be established?
- What viable business cases are there for the different market actors?
14:00 | INTERACTIVE BOARD GAME “Can you RENew it?” – To collect feedback in a fun way, the last session organised by Rebecca Hueting and Nikolas Giampaolo, members of the dissemination and engagement team from Deep Blue Italy will allow practice exchange through a team-based board game. Will you be able to kick-off a new energy community by conquering the trust of new members?