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The EMP-E Contributions and Skills Workshops

Improving Demand-side Modelling to Inform Ambitious Climate Policies in the European Union

26-28th of October 2021 | EMP-E Conference | Online

The WHY project’s objective of providing a better understanding of residential electricity demand from the single user to the European level helps to improve policymaking processes, operation and planning of the energy system, assessment of energy consumption trends, ensuring legitimacy and relevance of the WHY outcomes to policy, society, and enterprise. To accomplish this, WHY highly values stakeholder input by building on co-creation, co-design, and collaborative use case development.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related administrative burden, WHY’s intended 2021 Summer School could not take place as a traditional, physical course on the University of Deusto campus. As an innovative alternative, WHY organised an interactive, education-based workshop series as a supplementary addition to the annual Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) Conference. This “WHY Skills Workshop” idea was developed to offer hands-on skills training for aspects of energy systems models to appeal to students and current energy modellers alike.

The 2021 EMP-E Conference was coordinated by the SENTINEL project and took place as a virtual conference of energy modellers in Europe. The Conference theme, “Re-energising Sustainable Transitions in Europe: Energy System Modelling, Methods & Results to support the European Green Deal” aimed for a deep exchange of research and practice, with discussions around energy system modelling, methods, approaches and experiences of the European energy modelling community. Each day of the conference revolved around different themes. Day 1 was “Policies and Targets” for 2030, 2050, environmental policies and post-COVID recovery. Day 2 focused on “Linking Sectors and Technologies” to integrate the building sector, smart technology, digitalisation input and technological diffusion. Finally, Day 3 tackled “Modelling-specific issues” such as promoting transparency, collaboration, and capturing social and behavioural change in models.

Below you find the PDF presentation of two contributions in the parallel sessions of the conference:

Presentation: De-Carbonising the Building Sector with a presentation: Assessment of regional differences of electrical load profiles

by Carlos Quesada Granja, University of Deusto |This presentation took place on 27th of October in the Session: Linking Sectors & Technologies.

Presentation: Social Behavioral Aspects: Promoting social fairness in the energy transition: Causal modeling of households investment decisions on the energy transition

by Ane Irizar, University of Deusto | This presentation took place on 28th of October in in the Session: Modelling-specific issues.


Please, find below the video recordings and PDF presentations of the Skills Workshops organised by WHY. You can also download the full summary. To access the PDF presentations, click on the title.

Video Recordings of the WHY Skills Workshops at EMP-E'21

Energy System Models: Basic Principles and Concepts Workshop

Presented by Panagiotis Fragkos of E3 Modelling & Amanda Schibline and Andrzej Ceglarz of Renewables Grid Initiative

High Resolution Times Series Processing Workshop

Presented by Carlos Quesada and Cruz Borges of Deusto University & Leire Astigarraga and Chris Merveille from GoiEner

How To Set up a Scenario for Energy System Modelling Workshop

Presented by Francesco Dalla Longa and Larissa P. Nogueira of TNO Energy Transition

How to Model Citizens’ Behaviour Workshop

Presented by Armando Aguayo and Diego Casado-Mansilla of Deusto University