Interoperability for an Internet of Energy: high-level meeting

A one-day conference organised by DG ENERGY and DG CONNECT explored how to advance communication and data-exchange interoperability for the energy transition. Watch the discussion online.

Interoperability is one of the most pressing needs in developing a clean, secure, sustainable energy system for the Energy Union. On 11 May 2017, DG ENERGY and DG CONNECT held a one-day high-level meeting to explore how the Internet of Things can become an Internet of Energy.

Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy (DG ENERGY) and Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) opened the meeting with keynote speeches. Mr Ristori focused on digitalisation of the energy system and the importance of interoperability in the smart home, while Mr Viola spoke about the Internet of Things and its impact on the energy system.

Speakers from stakeholders such as public authorities and leading energy companies followed with presentations and debates on:

  • What can public authorities do to ensure interoperability?
  • What interoperability is needed to develop the smart home of the future that is for the benefit of consumers?
  • What interoperability is needed for an efficient smart grid that fosters innovative energy services?

The full programme is here. The event was streamed live. A recording is available here, along with slides from the presentations.

More information

To hear more on the latest initiatives for the transition to a clean, sustainable energy system, come to this year’s EUSEW policy conference in Brussels from 20 to 22 June. Join high-level European Commission and stakeholder representatives for three days of policy sessions, networking and presentations. This year’s theme is Clean Energy for all Europeans.

You can also hold a local Energy Day to promote the energy transition any time in May or June. Register it on the EUSEW website to put it on the Energy Days map. While you are there, vote for your favourite sustainable energy project from the finalists for the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Awards, which recognise some of the year’s most innovative renewables and energy-efficiency initiatives.