The EU objective towards 2050 is to have a carbon neutral economy. This can be accomplished by investing heavily on renewable energy sources, innovative solutions for energy optimization and the integration of different energy infrastructures from the generation to the transmission and distribution levels.
Current energy systems are based on independently developed infrastructures designed and built to satisfy the demand of a particular energy vector like electricity, natural gas, heat, chill or fuels, missing the opportunity of creating synergies between them.
On these basis, the Florence School of Regulation organizes an annual conference to face the topic, which unites all school’s department and will host a plethora of international academic researchers, policy makers and experts. The 9th edition will focus on infrastructure regulations and energy sector coupling.
Optit and the University of Pisa will join the event presenting PlaMES project and introducing its objective to develop a decision support tool designed to determine the optimal target system, including the investment trade-off amongst different technologies, infrastructure configurations and emissions reduction.
Considering the significant number of international researchers who will join the event, it is therefore going to be an appropriate opportunity for discussing and comparing our research with different projects with a similar focus.
The Florence School of Regulation (FSR), also PlaMES’ advisory board member, is a centre of excellence for independent research, training and policy dialogue, regarding the regulation of Energy & Climate, Communication and Media, transportation and water.
The 9th Conference of the Florence School of Regulation will take place from June 24th to 26th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held online.
More information available on the FSR website.