Every year, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and Executive Agency for SMEs) organises the EU SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe.

The 14th edition will take place from 17 to 21 June 2019, with the policy conference taking place in Brussels from 18 to 20 June 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Shaping Europe’s energy future’, and it will cover a series of activities with an EU-wide scope.

SolarPower Europe is a proud communication partner of the EUSEW and will organise several  sessions at the policy conference. 

Decentralised energy systems: models for a modern EU economy
Organised by: SolarPower Europe, smartEn, EASE, ESMIG, ARE, IDistributedPV
Date: 18 June, 16:00-17:30
Location: Charlemagne building, room Mansholt
Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Bruxelles

Decentralised energy solutions have been acknowledged by the Clean Energy Package as a key driver to deliver Europe’s energy transition.

This EUSEW session aims at showcasing innovative business models and prosumers experiences from the ground, and reflect on the best pathways to drive the  energy transition of key sectors of the economywhile creating additional growth and value for European society.
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Solar skin –  Unveiling the next building generation
Organised by: SolarPower Europe
Date: 18 June, 18:00-19:00
Location: Charlemagne building
Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Bruxelles

European cities will have to accelerate the deployment of renewable energies beyond the energy system and foster significant investments in energy efficiency if they want to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

In this context, solar technologies such as Building Integrated Photovoltaics (“BIPV”) are best positioned to push a deep decarbonisation of the EU building stock, while contributing to the Union’s climate and industrial leadership and to the creation of local jobs and businesses.
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How will digitalisation transform the energy system?
Organised by: The Coalition for Energy Savings, SolarPower Europe, European Energy Retailers
Date: 19 June, 09:00-10:30
Location: Charlemagne building, room De Gasperi
Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Bruxelles

Digitalisation in the energy sector is a key topic in the context of the development of long-term climate and energy strategies at national and at EU level. Transition policies in Europe have to make the most of new digital solutions.

The event will address crucial questions like access to data, system flexibility and demand response. The focus on energy efficiency gains of digitalisation is relevant. Energy efficiency is the bedrock for an attractive pathway to 2050, as it is a key enabler of a fair, fast and attractive energy transition.
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Corporate sourcing of renewables: the case for SMEs and supply chains
Organised by: EUROCHAMBRES & RE-Source Platform
Date: 20 June, 14:00-15:30
Location: Résidence Palace building, room Polak
Rue de la Loi 155, 1000 Bruxelles

Corporate sourcing of renewables can add significant jobs and economic value to the EU, but so far the share of renewable power purchased by companies is only a small share of newly installed renewable energy projects in any given year. Whilst IT companies, pharmaceuticals, food and drink giants and energy intensives are increasing purchasing renewables, a recent survey shows that corporate sourcing by small and medium sized businesses are more limited.

This event will look at how European policy-makers can support the industry’s objective to move from 100 to 100,000 corporate buyers in the European market.
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Decarbonisation at least cost: renewables beyond support
Organised by: CEER, Europex, RECS International
Date: 20 June, 14:00-15:30
Location: Résidence Palace building, room Polak
Rue de la Loi 155, 1000 Bruxelles

This event will address the state of play of RES capacities and technologies for RES installations reaching the end of their support period. It will look into different options available to RES operators for keeping their installations running without support, for instance through Power Purchase Agreements.

Participants of this event can expect an interesting session and a lively panel discussion with a diverse set of speakers and panellists from various parts of Europe and with different backgrounds. They will share their experiences and debate how the European energy market should accommodate more renewables beyond support.
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A competitive future for decarbonised EU industries?
Organised by: Eurogas
Date: 19 June, 14:00-15:30
Location: Charlemagne building, room Jenkins
Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Bruxelles

The session will highlight the need to decarbonise the industrial sectors of the EU in a sustainable manner, while maintaining competitiveness to ensure jobs and growth for Europe’s citizens.

The event will bring case examples of solutions to the decarbonisation of industry through decarbonised feedstocks. EU industry needs diverse feedstocks and this involves that gas needs to decarbonise/become renewable to continue to be a reliable feedstock for industry. A cross sector of actors from industry and energy will join the session to discuss the challenge of keeping EU industry competitive into the 2050s and the role of energy within that context.
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Power systems with high share of renewables: vision and innovation
Organised by: ENTSO-E
Date: 20 June, 9:00-10:30
Location: Charlemagne building, room Mansholt
Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Bruxelles

By 2050, an important share of electricity will need to come from renewables.

On 20 June, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the two H2020 projects RESERVE & SOGNO, and the TSO/DSO platform team up to offer you a session that will look into the innovations and solutions that are needed on a technical, digital and market level to manage a power system with an increasing share of variable renewable sources.
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Join us for SolarPower Europe’s Annual Midsummer Solar Celebration. This year we will be hosting an epic solar rooftop party and the unveiling of our brand new campaign.

When: 20 June, 18:00.

Where: Brussels… Mysterious venue to be announced 24 hours prior to the event!

Make sure you don’t miss SolarPower Europe’s 2019 rooftop extravaganza.