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ECEMP 2022 - Acting on the ambitions to a net-zero EU: roadblocks, challenges, and opportunities

The WHY Session contributions and Skills Workshops

The event featured a balanced mix of high-level panel discussions and interactive workshop sessions to enable a peer-reviewed digest of models and policy insights for the transformation of the European energy system. The ECEMP 2022 conference was a platform for exchange among researchers and modelling teams from across Europe; from H2020 projects, representatives of the European Commission as well as partners from industry and civil society. In agreement with the European Commission, the former EMP-E Conference has adopted a new name, “European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform (ECEMP)”, to consider the increasing role of climate policies and climate change and their impact on energy demand and supply planning.

This year’s conference was an online event, due to uncertainties regarding the possibility of physical meetings. Possibilities for interaction were, as last year, set up to ensure an engaging, policy-oriented and enjoyable conference experience. This year, the overarching topic was: Acting on the ambitions to a net-zero EU: roadblocks, challenges and opportunities. All ECEMP 2022 presenters were invited to submit their papers to a special issue in Energy Strategy Review and Open Research Europe.

Days and themes

  • Day 1: Energy security and geopolitics for fossil and low-carbon fuels
  • Day 2: Innovation, societal and technical changes for Net Zero
  • Day 3: The latest IPCC findings and implications for national and short term policies


Presentations at Sessions

Day 2 | October 6 | Innovation, Societal and Technical Changes for Net-zero

Plenary Panel 5: Consumer Behaviour & Interventions

The role of individual behavior has been increasingly studied in order to understand better households’ decisions on investments such as EDV adoption or energy efficiency improvements, energy consumption, and reaction to policies and policy tools. This session looks at potential low energy demand pathways and how they can be rationalised from an individual basis, and potential societal tipping points affecting demand patterns and policy perception.

Nudge-based interventions to promote energy conservation and demand response among customers of an electricity retailer following the change of the electricity tariff in Spain
Cruz Enrique Borges Hernandez, University of Deusto

What are the most relevant factors that affect households’ investment decisions on the energy transition?
Diego Casado Mansilla, University of Deusto


Day 3 | October 7 | The Latest IPCC Findings and Implications for National and Short Term Policies

Parallel Session 12: Net-zero and Behavioural Trends in the Building Transition

There are several options to decarbonise the buildings sector in Europe and beyond, but most of them face high implementation challenges, related to large financial requirements, limited social acceptance, lack of appropriate policy incentives, limited behavioural changes, investors’ short-sightedness etc. This session analyses the key options to decarbonise the EU buildings sector by 2050, including heat pumps, net zero buildings, energy efficiency and hydrogen.

System-level Effects of Increased Energy Efficiency in Global Low-carbon Scenarios
Panagiotis Fragkos, E3 Modelling


Skills Workshops

Day 1 | 5th of October 16:30-18:00 | Energy Security and Geopolitics for Fossil and Low-carbon Fuels

High Resolution time series processing This session is designed for data scientists in the energy field. The objective is to present a methodology to assess high-resolution time series from smart meters. Participants will gain a general understanding of the basic steps to process big datasets and signify different behaviours of household electricity consumption.

Organized by Carlos Quesada Granja (University of Deusto)

Day 3 | 7th of October 09:00-10:30 | The 5 “Ws” to Engaging Stakeholders to your ESM

This session is open to researchers, experts and students who have an interest in stakeholder engagement. Involving external stakeholders in the scenario building and modelling processes is essential to increasing the impact of the modelling work, guarantee transparency and legitimacy, collect differentiated perspectives and confirm the data.

Organized by Andrzej Ceglarz and Amanda Schibline (Renewables Grid Initiative)

The original EMP-E was created in 2017 and has since been organised on a yearly basis by the H2020 Energy Modelling group – a group of projects funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Programme. This year, the event is coordinated by ECEMF – the European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum, with support of SENTINEL, NAVIGATE, WHY, OpenENTRANCE, PLANET, CINTRAN, PARIS REINFORCE, EMB3RS, and newTRENDs. The conference does not have a registration fee as it is funded by the European Commission. The projects contributing to the conference have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.