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SCIS with two sessions at EUSEW19

SCIS Editor
16 May 2019

This year's EUSEW - the EU Sustainable Energy Week - is taking place in Brussels from 17 through 21 June.

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 will take place from 18 to 20 June 2019.

And of course, SCIS will be there with two session for you:

1) Policies and models for the energy transition: from barriers to breakthroughs

  • Tuesday 18 June
  • 14.00 - 15.30
  • Speakers: Miguel Á. García-Fuentes (CARTIF), Christoph Gollner (FFG) and Carsten Rothballer (ICLEI)

This session takes as a starting point a replication analysis performed by SCIS (Smart Cities Information System), “Recommendations on EU R&I and regulatory policies: Why may replication (not) be happening?”.  It expands on a specific theme from the policy paper and illustrates how legal, regulatory and related technical bottlenecks can be overcome in practice. The workshop then opens up for a discussion on the replicability of these solutions in other contexts: other people, other cities, other countries.  Common barriers that need a policy address are identified.
Four cases will be presented. SCIS partners will provide an introduction and the facilitation of the workshop.  This set up enhances peer-to-peer exchange between actors that solve problems on the ground but can at the same time provide an important policy feedback.

This session targets all urban stakeholders that face policy and regulation related challenges in rolling out smart city projects,  including barriers for updating the local energy distribution networks.  Specific target groups for participation however are policy makers from different levels (EU, national, regional, and local) and Distribution System Operators (companies owning and/or operating the distribution grid).


2) Empowering and financing sustainable energy projects

  • Tuesday 18 June
  • 16.00 - 17.30
  • Speakers: Katharina Faradsch (Prospex bvba), Krista Jaatinen (Helen Ltd.), Laure Pedot (Lille Metropole), Martin Watson (Prospex bvba

The workshop will foster insights in replication and upscaling of economically feasible energy solutions for building retrofit and renewable energy production without the need of public subsidies, however making use of other types of public facilitation where appropriate.

The purpose of the workshop is to present empowering and financing models that are currently being used to (i) retrofit the existing building stock in Europe, (ii) finance renewable energy infrastructure and (iii) facilitate combined public-private investments in energy assets. Projects that have implemented the three models will present themselves and share experiences.

The workshop will clarify the engagement strategies and financing & business models, get critical feedback from participants on the feasibility and replicability of the models and publicise the results on the SCIS website in order to achieve maximum exposure and create opportunities for the further development of engagement and financing models for building retrofit and sustainable energy production.

The workshop is for stakeholders seeking investments and designing business models for sustainable energy projects. Private companies and public bodies stimulating investments are a primary target group but all stakeholders interested in financing and business models are welcome.


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