The SMART-UP consortium gathered in Brussels in the first week of June to take part in EU Sustainable Energy Week, Europe’s most important conference on energy efficiency and renewables. Organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME), this year’s event focused on ‘leading the clean energy transition’, with 2500 participants registered to attend over 60 sessions.
On 5 June SMART-UP representative Marina Varvesi joined a panel of experts to present the project to around 100 stakeholders at an ‘Active Consumer – Vulnerable Consumer’ session organised jointly with ENTSO-E. The panel, which also included Theresa Griffin MEP; Susanne Nies, Strategy and Communications Manager, ENTSO-E; Marie-Pierre Fauconnier, Vice President, CEER; Elizabeth Errington, Senior Policy Researcher, Citizen’s Advice; and Slavica Robić, Executive Director, DOOR; explored some of the issues around encouraging consumers to be active in the energy market as well as ensuring that vulnerable consumers are also supported, with a particular focus on the new Clean Energy for all Europeans Package.
On 6th June, project representative Aniol Esquerra Alsius led an energy talk within the EUSEW Networking Village, presenting some of the experiences and lessons learned from project delivery and facilitating questions and discussion. Many other stakeholders visited the SMART-UP stand within the village to look at some of the training materials, reports and other resources that the project produced.
SMART-UP would like to thank EU Sustainable Energy Week for the opportunity to showcase the project at such a successful event. For more information visit https://www.eusew.eu/