Highlights of Energy Research 2018 - System Integration and Sector Coupling

March 20th, 2018, 9:00 - 16:30
TUtheSky, Getreidemarkt 9, Vienna

The 11th Highlights of Energy Research will focus on system integration and coupling of sectors. National and IEA research projects in the areas of energy systems and grids, industry, mobility and buildings and urban systems will be presented.


Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Content Description

The event series "Highlights of Energy Research" has been initiated by the Austrian Ministry of transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) aiming to create a common platform for experts and stakeholder involved in relevant research areas. It updates stakeholders on current national and international activities of selected research areas und serves as a forum for discussion. This year's event focuses on system integration and sector coupling.

Connecting of different parts and sectors of the current energy system will play a crucial role for a successful energy transition. As outlined in the Austrian Energy Research and Innovation Strategy sector coupling is seen as a guiding principle in future energy research policy. Single technologies in the power, heat as well as the transport sector should be combined in integrated, energy-efficient systems in the future.

As introduction Dave Turk from the International Energy Agency will present the IEA report „Digitalization and Energy", which shows the relevance of the increasing digitalization for the transport, building and industry sector and introduces possibilities for system integration and coupling of sectors.

In following blocks IEA projects and projects from national programs such as "City of Tomorrow" of BMVIT and "Energy Research Programme" of the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund which primarily address aspects of system integration in the sectors buildings, industry, transport and smart grids will be presented. A panel discussion with experts from research, industry and public administration will conclude the event. Participants are invited to join a guided tour through the Plus-Energy-Office Building Technical University Getreidemarkt.

This year's event of "Highlight of Energy Research" will be organised ahead of the IEA End Use Working Party. Targeted attendees are national and international experts from industry, research and academia as well as public administration and policy makers.




Contact Address

Austrian society for environment and technology
Petra Blauensteiner
E-Mail: petra.blauensteiner@oegut.at