Energy system integration is the pathway towards an effective, affordable and deep decarbonisation of the European economy. As the MAGNITUDE project comes to an end, timely policy recommendations have been issued, detailing an integrated and transnational approach for multi-energy system integration. The policy workshop will discuss these recommendations and their significance as part of two roundtable discussions. The first discussion will focus on the high level aspects of system optimization and the implications for energy planning at European and member state level. This will be followed by a look at what integration means for owners of energy infrastructure, and the regulatory barriers that may prevent collaboration between them.
09:20 – 09:40 Introduction to the MAGNITUDE project
– Regine Belhomme (EDF)
09:40 – 10:00 Keynote speech on Energy Integration
10:00 – 11:10 Round table discussion EU Green Deal: What next for sector integration?
With the publication of the EU Energy System Integration Strategy, profound changes in the organization of the energy system are expected in the coming years. What does this mean for member states and how will the strategy help to deliver a climate neutral Europe by 2050? An integrated and optimized energy system will require unprecedented levels of planning and cooperation, at all levels of the system.
– Laurent Schmitt (Vice Chair – ETIP SNET)
11:10 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 12:30 Roundtable discussion What’s the status on the ground?
A more integrated system requires the linking of different energy sources, sectors and infrastructure to support the decarbonization process. This implies significant changes in the roles of, and interactions between, different actors in the system. This session will examine what this integration means for actors in the electricity, gas and heating and cooling sectors, with a focus on regulatory barriers in different member states.