This event focussed on initiatives to maximise RES pentration in the European energy system as we move towards decarbonisation. For example, we discussed 50Hertz’s commitment to covering 100 percent of electricity demand with renewables by 2032 and the work of primary European TSOs. The workshop further discussed other solutions being developed in all sectors at European level to enable an energy system based on variable RES and sought to identify energy policy priorities for the German and Portuguese EU presidencies.
Around 160 participants joined the event, which featured key note sessions from Thorsten Herdan - Director General, Energy Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi); Stefan Kapferer, CEO of 50Hertz; and Catharina Sikow-Magny, Director, Internal Energy Market, European Commission. Further speakers represented TSOs, civil society, regulators and youth activists.
The workshop also hosted the second signing ceremony of RGI's 'Request to Adapt European Energy Planning Scenarios', whereupon 11 new organisations joined our cross-sectoral call for the TYNDP 2022 to include energy scenarios compatible with the Paris Agreement.
All workshop materials, including key messages, agenda, recordings, and presentations can be found below. In case of additional questions, get in touch with Stephanie Bätjer (firstname.lastname@example.org).