Digitalization of the user-centric Energy System: the case of electric mobility

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Date(s) - 31/03/2021
14:30 - 17:00


The transition to cleaner and smart mobility is a major priority to achieve the goals set by the European Commission under the scope of the European Green Deal. However, there are still socio-economic challenges and regulatory barriers that need to be addressed by the different players in the European market. In the centre of this discussion, there is a fundamental stakeholder: the consumer.  The expected transition will only be possible by placing the user in the centre of the digitalization of the electrical systems.

Therefore, InterConnect will organise a session named “Digitalization of the user-centric Energy System: the use case of electric mobility”, on March 31, from 2:30 pm to 5 pm (CEST). Different players of this ecosystem will join the session – from a representative from the Portuguese government (under the auspices of the Portuguese presidency of the EU council), European Commission, associations, consumers and representatives from R&D, grid agents, to manufacturers of electric vehicles, among others.

The event is free, but registration (here) is mandatory. The provisional agenda can be consulted below. This will be an online event, organised under the scope of the InterConnect project.


  • European Strategy for the Digitalization of the Energy Systems | Sabine Crome, DG ENER & Rolf Riemenschneider, DG Connect (European Commission)  – (20 min)
  • The case of the European project InterConnect | David Rua and Rui Oliveira, INESC TEC – (15 min)
  • Regulatory barriers and Gaps | Pablo Frias, Universidad Pontificia Comillas – (10 min)
  • Social and technical barriers | Lucija Rakocevic, Th!nk-E (10 min)
  • Opportunities & Barriers for EV Charging – Round table: (90 min)
    • Moderation: Luís Seca (INESC TEC)
    • Guests:
      • Association representative (Josef Baumeister, EEBUS)
      • Supermarkets (José Fortunato, SONAE MC)
      • Hotels (Annike Abromeit, KEO)
      • Consumer representative (Robin Loos, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation)
      • R&D perspective (Clara Gouveia, INESC TEC)
      • Manufacturers of electric vehicles (Michael Keller, Volkswagen)
      • Grid side (Manuel Galvez, Elia Group)
      • Interoperability and connectivity (Rolf Riemenschneider, DG Connect)
    • Q&A with the audience
  • The role of electric mobility in the decarbonization of the Portuguese economy | João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portuguese Minister of Environment and Energy Transition (20 min)
  • Closing Session | Luís Seca, INESC TEC (5min)
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