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Joint Workshop: WHY-NewTRENDs

Project Architecture and New Societal Trends - A joint workshop between WHY and NewTRENDs


This workshop allows attendants to get first hand information about the first results of both the WHY and NewTRENDs projects. Both projects have recently finished their stakeholder consultation and are now in position to share their first insights.  

The meeting starts with a presentation of the set of households-energy behaviour models designed in WHY to answer all requirements from stakeholders. Next, the new societal trends that might substantially impact future energy demand will be presented. Those trends will determine the enhancement of the energy demand models in NewTRENDs. 

Finally, focus groups discuss potential synergies and complementarities between both approaches to set a collaboration roadmap between the projects and to assess the results presented, evaluating the alignment with the policy objectives in order to: (1) detect any missing points and (2) prioritize the development of the components / societal trends selected.


Monday, 8th of March 2021 from 10:00 to 13:00 CET



10:00-10:00 - Welcome by Wolfgang Eichhammer

10:05-10:15 - The human factor in energy policy-making
Nives Della Valle, European Commission, Joint Research Center)

10:15-10:45 - Households' Energy Behaviour Models Designed in the WHY Project + Q&A
Cruz E. Borges, DeustoTech, WHY Project

10:45-11:15 -  New Societal Trends for Energy Demand Modelling (NewTRENDS) + Q&A
Heike Brugger, Fraunhofer Institut, NewTRENDS Project

11:15-11:30 - Break

11:30-12:30 - Focus Groups:

    Synergies  between projects

    Stakeholders interests

12:30-12:35 - Farewell by Wolfgang Eichhammer