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Geeks to the rescue? How can digital technologies transform the energy system?

Brussels, 7 December 2016: 14:30 – 16:00

The Square, Panoramic Hall - Coudenberg 3, 1000 Brussels.

Digital technologies such as smart grids, smart meters and smart homes raise new opportunities and challenges, for both markets and consumers. The main question on the table: how can digital technologies drive the move towards a more efficient, low-carbon energy system?

Today, subsidies based on political choices continue to heavily distort the energy market. Can digital technologies drive the transition to a more decentralised electricity system with the consumer at its centre, as suggested by the European Commission’s “Winter Package”? How can energy markets become more flexible and responsive to consumer demand? How can a smarter market improve the energy mix?