Event Start:
12/09/19 15:30
Event End:
12/09/19 18:30
Manhattan Office Tower, Bolwerklaan 21 Avenue du Boulevard, 2nd Floor, 1210 Brussels (Vlerick Busine
Event Summary:

IPFA Europe: Brussels

Renewables and Decentralised Energy in Smart Cities

Renewable energy is a hot topic on a global scale in order to achieve global climate targets and decarbonization of energy production. Large scale off and onshore wind, CHP and solar projects are well developed and are growing steadily as a replacement of carbon and nuclear capacity. However, despite the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change, no real international consensus has been reached on the exact technologies to be used, innovation targets or effort allocation amongst nations.

From a bottom-up perspective, and taking into account potential individual actions, the most appropriate level at which new initiatives for renewable energy projects can be captured and stimulated seems to be the ‘vicinity’ or the ‘city’. Local Energy Communities, off-grid production, supply-demand balancing, energy storage, and implementation of data and IOT networks will form a micro-layer driving future energy production. Novel smart financing strategies will need to be adopted to sustain micro-initiatives and link financial resources to sound business models.


15.30 Registration

16.00 Welcome and introduction
Erik Van den Broeck, BDO

16.05 IPFA update
Laura Cafora, IPFA

16.10 Energy communities: A Booster for Zero-Carbon Strategies in Smart Cities
Frédéric Tounquet, Tractebel

16.30 How to make the energy transition from a legal perspective
Bram Delvaux, Eubelius

16.50 Energy Service Contracts
Antoon Soete, Wattson

17.10 Panel discussion & Q&A
- Moderator: Erik Van den Broeck, BDO
- Frédéric Tounquet, Tractebel
- Bram Delvaux, Eubelius

- Frank Vermeulen, Creamo Sustainable Business Creation
- Antoon Soete, Business Developer, Wattson

18.10 Closing remarks
Erik Van den Broeck, BDO

18.15 Networking drinks reception kindly hosted by BDO

Please note that this event will be held in English.




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