Cities play a key role on the way to a global energy transition: While they are powerful in creating solutions to overcome the challenges of climate change, they are steadily growing and increasing their energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Therefore decision makers in urban administrations are confronted with the EU's energy policies which are one of the world's most ambitious regulations: The Clean Energy for All Europeans Package with its Renewable Energy Directive, and the Clean Vehicles Directive aim to facilitate a sustainable energy transition and to deliver on the EU's Paris Agreement commitments. Energy Symposium gives an overview over the opportunities and threads these policies bring for cities and provides deep insights into what actions cities can take to realise an urban development concept for the future.
Energy Symposium is a very significant industry meeting for the energy sector. It has a European perspective and brings together users and suppliers. Innovative small and medium sized enterprises as well as globally operating corporates are presenting their technologies and new business concepts related to the integration of all concerning energy sectors at city, district and building level.
Energy Symposium is your powerful information platform for exchanging best practices concerning the implementation of energy concepts in local authorities and big cities. Energie Graz is sharing valuable insights about projects and strategies of the City of Graz. egrid applications & consulting explains precisely and clearly how to integrate electricity, heat and mobility in urban area energy grids and presents best practices in cross-sectoral grid planning and success stories at Energy Symposium.
The industry report presented at Energy Symposium and the personal exchange with industry experts will help you meet the current challenges and derive suitable measures for your city. Use the interactive workshops on regional energy supply concepts of the future and on intelligent district development in the context of current urban planning requirements to get to know relevant technologies, new business models and regulations and to develop concepts and sustainable solutions for your requirements. The workshops will be conducted jointly with Siemens, Smart City Graz, Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern and the SmartQ Innovation Network.
Graz (Austria) has many years of experience in the implementation of smart and sustainable urban development projects on a European level. It is home of world’s No 1 Green Tech Cluster with more than 200 companies and research institutes, who contribute their technologies to the implementation of the innovative Smart City Graz. That makes Graz the perfect location for this event. You'll visit the innovative Science Tower which is one of the few energy plus skyscrapers in Europe and experience the realisation of the smart city at first hand.
To maintain the climate of our planet in the long term we must change our energy generation from fossil to renewable sources. An efficient use of this renewable energy can only be realised by the integration of the individual electricity, heat and mobility sectors.
Dominating the global energy demand and relying on their density of economic, human and intellectual capital cities and urban areas will play a key role in the successful realisation of a sustainable energy transition. This transition will completely change the energy market of the past, disrupting common business models and providing at the same time exciting new opportunities.
Innovative technologies and new business concepts related to the integration of all concerning energy sectors at city, district and building level are the focus of the 6th Energy Symposium, which provides a platform for cross-sectoral exchange between technology providers, users and authorities.