Help finding solutions that get the right kind of energy to the right place at the right moment, now and in the future.
3 Powerful Challenges
As our home energy setup gains in complexity, we move from passive energy consumers to smart prosumers. Increasing numbers of homes have photovoltaic systems to generate electricity, solar systems to heat water directly, geothermal heat pumps and even batteries for electricity storage. Smart meters, which allow us to measure consumption at household and sometimes even device level, are slowly gaining traction. Electric vehicles are further complicating the home energy ecosystem.
Given this complexity, how do we best orchestrate all this technology? How can we make best use of the increasing amount of data being generated? In sum, how can we empower citizens to get the most value out of their home energy ecosystems?
Boost Renewable Energy Communities
Energy production at the local level is crucial to drive renewable energy production, spread energy democracy and decrease energy poverty rates. According to the EU, today around 50 million households in Europe are struggling to heat their homes adequately. In addition, around €180 billion of additional investments are needed to achieve the EU’s 2030 targets agreed in Paris, including a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewable Energy Communities (RECs), where energy is produced, distributed and consumed at the level of local communities, will be crucial to solving those challenges. Therefore we challenge you to come up with new tools, business models and partnership ideas that allow RECs to take shape and contribute fully to the energy system.
Exploring long term energy solutions
Flash forward to 2050. CO2-neutrality is still thé major challenge of the energy sector. Thus far, technology was the great enabler of energy production, transport and storage. But true progress will require energy technologists to team up with the chemical sector. A world of opportunities opens up.
Create Your Solution To The Challenges
To solve the above challenges, we recommend you take part in the Ideation Workshops “Empowering Energy Prosumers“, “Renewable Energy Communities“ and “Long Term Energy Solutions“ on Day 1.
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Make sure to also have a chat with Frederik Loeckx. Frederik, General Director at Flux50, is your Energy Theme Curator and your lead expert, connector and coach throughout the 3 day event. For advice specific to one of the topics, pull the sleeves of our Energy Theme Experts, Sebastien Doligé, Josephine Delmote, Maxime Peeters, Jonathan Saelen, Isabel François and Tomas Wyns.
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About the Energy Societal Theme
We urgently need to speed up the shift toward a cleaner, CO-neutral energy system – but we must do so without compromising on affordability and reliable supply. More than a billion people around the world still lack access to safe, clean energy. Also in Europe, we’re vulnerable to supply problems and price rises. Join us to help accelerate the energy transition!
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Visit the My Journey page to learn more on how you should organise your 3 Days. Lots of other Ideation, business, design and technology workshops to pick. Don’t forget to also visit the Experience Zone.