On the path towards climate neutrality, electrification of end-user sectors, particularly transport, building, and industry, will play a crucial role. This electricity needs to be largely renewables-based, which means variable sources mainly connected at low- and medium-voltage grids.
- smart city
Flexibility is crucial for a more efficient, optimised and fit-for-the-future energy system. At the same time, electrification of final energy demand creates new sources for system flexibility. This is where smart buildings and electric vehicles can play a significant role as Decentralised Energy Resources that should be integrated into the power grid. Cities and towns play an essential role when it comes to building renovations and the integration of EVs into the energy system.
This event will discuss how electric vehicles and smart buildings can provide significant distributed flexibility sources to run the increasingly variable energy system while supporting decarbonisation.
The event will showcase best practices in cities across Europe with the aim of demonstrating what is possible today, what benefits can be derived for citizens, the system and society overall, and inspire local action.
Satellite events are organised by individuals or organisations across Europe in contribution to the European Climate Pact. The events are held under the responsibility of the organisers indicated in the description, and the information given or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.