Online workshop 24/06: Future energy systems: prosumer islands or a new fully interconnected community?


24/06/2020 - online workshop on Future energy systems: prosumer islands or a new fully interconnected community?

The aim of this workshop is to co-design a collective roadmap for the future of prosumer-based energy systems in 2030 and 2050. By envisioning possible futures, we aim to understand how different socioeconomic, technological and regulatory conditions will affect this process, specifically we will address the following questions: 

  • Would prosumers and energy communities prefer to operate within a decentralized or a digitalized energy system? Would it correspond better to their needs, vision, legal and technical possibilities to create “energy islands” or be part of a “global interconnected Internet of Things (IoT)”? What features should a preferred system have? How should it be constructed? 
  • Which conditions (social, economic, technological, ethical, security and data protection, educational, and financial) need to change to get there? 
  • How do these futures relate to the ongoing transposition of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) into national policies in the EU member states?

The workshop will bring together a selected and international group of practitioners and policymakers in a highly interactive online setting that is fuelled by short, inspiring inputs. Stimulating discussions, mutual learning and critical thinking will be encouraged through innovative methodologies like backcasting and visioning.

 The workshop starts at 10:00 and ends at 16:00 CET on 24th June 2020. It will take place online using professional Zoom software and state of the art facilitation tools, with several breaks throughout the day. A full and exciting agenda for the day and detailed information on how to use the web tools will be available and sent to you a week before the workshop. 

 We kindly ask to confirm your attendance by filling in this form before Monday, 8th June 2020. Meanwhile the PROSEU team will stay at your disposition should you have any comments or suggestions on this coming event. Hoping that all your relatives and you are keeping safe and healthy.