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IElectrix was present at the virtual event EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

Digital event

Due to the Covid-19 emergency crisis, this year’s physical conferences had to be turned into virtual events. In June, IElectrix took part in the 2020 edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, with 997 participants attending the online session.

IElectrix was present at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020, which virtually took place from 22 to 26 June 2020. The EUSEW is the biggest annual conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, organised by the European Commission. This year’s digital event focused on the theme “Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth”.

On Thursday, 25 June 2020, IElectrix joined other H2020 projects for a session on “Smart Grids and flexibility markets: status of demonstrators and effect of Covid-19 on the demo operation and results”, organized by the Regulation Working Group of the BRIDGE initiative and part of the Policy Conference.

Project Coordinator Pierre-Jacques Le Quellec gave a presentation on the challenges encountered by the Indian demonstrator SHAKTI during the sanitary crisis. As leader of this demonstration, Enedis is in continued and direct collaboration with Tata Power DDL, IElectrix partner in India. From communication tools dysfunctions to activity slowdown from suppliers and inability to go on demo site due to the Covid-induced lockdown, the crisis affected the advancement of the project as well as communication between partners. Countermeasures were adopted to mitigate as much as possible the effects. Pierre-Jacques Le Quellec also indicated how the Covid-19 crisis and future ones could impact the energy transition in India in the coming years, as well as lessons learned for next projects involving non-European partners.

The next EUSEW will take place in June 2021. IElectrix plans to participate in it to share the progress made on the demonstrations by then.