By David Shipworth, UCL, London
David Shipworth presented the emerging findings from EnergyREV and the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer and Community Self-Consumption to the Mission Innovation Austria meeting co-hosted by the IEA Experts' Group on R&D Priority Setting (EGRD) on April 23rd 2020. The event, entitled Energy Communities - Findings from Innovation Programs and Pilots, was MIA’s first and aimed to provide insights into the opportunities and challenges posed by energy community examples in the electricity sector for current market and regulatory arrangements.
The meeting was attended by more than 250 people including senior figures in the Austrian energy ministry and the European Commission and was hosted by the EGRD. The findings of the EGRD support the IEA’s Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT), feed into IEA analysis, and enable a broad perspective of energy technology issues. Their work examines energy technologies, policies, and R&D on targeted, timely topics and their reports are influential in helping shape the broader energy R&D agenda.
The webinar will result in a summary report that identifies challenges and opportunities of energy communities and present perspectives for R&D planners and strategists.