REFLEX Public Workshop - Energy Decarbonisation and Flexibility Needs

This is the first public workshop of the REFLEX-project, funded from the European Union's HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme.

Keynote-presentations and panel discussion about the topic "Energy Decarbonisation and Flexibility Needs - How can high shares of intermittent renewable energies efficiently be balanced?" will be held by speakers from different companys from Europe and the European Commission.

The event is free of charge.

The decarbonisation of the energy system is one of the main challenges the European Union is facing in the coming years and decades. Renewable energies play a crucial role in this transformation process. However, due to their intermittent nature they rise the need for flexibility. A large bundle of technologies may provide the needed flexibility, such as energy storage systems or demand side management.

The role of different flexibility options for the decarbonisation of the European energy system will be discussed during this afternoon event. The focus lies on the trade-off between different technologies in the electricity, mobility and heat sector as well as cross-sectoral interactions. In addition, the workshop addresses questions about market design options and policy measures, to facilitate the exploitation of flexibility options in different energy sectors.


These topics will be addressed in keynote-presentations and a panel discussion with following energy experts:

  • Marie Donnelly (confirmed), Director for Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency of DG Energy, European Commission

  • Paul Kreutzkamp (confirmed), CEO of Next Kraftwerke BELGIUM

  • Maria Sandqvist (confirmed), Director of the council for Swedish Smart Grid

  • Benoît Revaz (requested), Director General of Swiss Federal Office of Energy

The keynote-presentations and panel discussion are complemented by first insights from the REFLEX-project.


14:30         Registration

15:00         Welcome and Presentation of REFLEX-project

15:20         Keynote Presentations

16:30         Panel Discussion

17:30         Reception


Representation of Stockholm
Avenue Marnix 28
B-1000 Brussels

The event is free of charge!

For further information and registration, please visit the events website.

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