Online event: IRES Symposium 2021 – Energy transition on the catch-up track?

8 December 2021. EUROSOLAR in cooperation with the EnergyAgency.NRW invites you to the International Renewable Energy Storage (IRES) Symposium 2021, which will take place as an online event on 15 December. This year’s symposium will focus on questions regarding the importance of storage systems in view of the reduction targets that the EU has announced with the “Fit for 55” programme. Are the formulated targets sufficient, or are new directions necessary? What does the framework for action from 2022 look like? Participation in the symposium is free of charge.

High-profile speakers from various areas of the energy industry have been invited to the symposium. After the welcoming address by Dr. Nina Scheer, MdB and Chairwoman of the Hermann Scheer Foundation, and Marlies Diephaus, Head of the Energy Economics and Technology Group from the Energy Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, the first block of lectures with contributions by Dr. Dörte Fouquet and Kerstin Andreae will deal with the general framework conditions for achieving climate neutrality and the challenges for the German energy industry.

The following block is dedicated to technologies, especially sector coupling and the associated storage technologies with contributions by Prof. Stefanie Meininger, Dr. Susanne Stark and Prof. Isabel Kuperjans on current issues in the implementation of the energy transition in the industrial and commercial sector as well as for municipal utilities.

As the last item on the programme, keynote speeches by Sabine de Buer and Gudrun Sack, who deal with the energy supply of large urban districts, will lead into the concluding panel discussion. Here, strategies and ideas for Germany’s energy future will be discussed together with the audience.

The IRES Symposium is the annual German-language event prior to EUROSOLAR’s next major International Renewable Energy Storage Conference, which will take place at Messe Düsseldorf from 20-22 September 2022.

For more information on the programme and to register, please visit the EnergyAgency.NRW website.