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Strategies to fight high energy prices: the WHY approach

13th of July 2022 | 09:00-13:00 CET | Online

This event is part of the WHY Second General Assembly Meeting

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The current invasion of Russia into Ukraine has brought into the public discussion how impactful is our high dependency on fossil fuels. In this context, several institutions have provided a wide range of solutions to mitigate these impacts. Our second general assembly meeting we will share how Spain and Germany are facing this crisis and how energy system modellers are helping. Moreover, participants will learn about the results of a large implementation of a Time of Use Tariff and the amount of behavioural change achieved (both in terms of energy efficiency and in flexibility on the energy use). Finally, the session will end with a presentation of the 5 use cases developed into the project and how they could help to face the actual energy crisis.

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Programme

9.00Institutional Welcome

Rosa Santibañez, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Deusto, Spain

Cruz Borges, Project Coordinator, WHY

9:15Keynote Presentation

What actions have taken Member States to fight high energy prices and to reduce the external dependence of fossil fuels?

Philip Heilmaier, Head of Division, German Energy Agency (DENA), Germany

Maria Kannavou, Director of energy systems modelling, E3Modelling, Greece

Jorge Fernández, Energy Lab Coordinator and Senior Researcher, ORKESTRA, Spain

9:30Panel DiscussionModerator: Chris Merveille, European Projects Coordinator, GoiEner, Spain
10:30Break 
11:00Holistic evaluation of the implementation of a Time of Use tariff at an Energy Cooperative + QA

Leire Astigarraga, Energy Engineer, GoiEner, Spain

Cruz E. Borges, Project Coordinator, WHY

11:55Break 
12:05Introduction to the Microgrid, Energy Community, European and Global Use CasesThomas Nacht, Researcher, 4ward Energy Research, Austria
Cruz Borges, Researcher, DeustoTech, University of Deusto, Spain
Panagiotis Fragkos, Project Manager, Global energy and environment analysis and modelling, E3M, Greece
Francesco Dalla Longa, Senior researcher at TNO Energy Transition, The Netherlands
12:20Panel DiscussionModerator: Eva Suba, Climate Alliance