EDDIE at "Promoting cooperation between digitalisation of energy centres of expertise and digital innovation hubs"
The Workshop who aimed at collecting further input from stakeholders and other relevant Commission services, was structured in two Sessions: ”The digitalisation of energy: Opportunities, challenges and needed actions for a EU-Local Innovation ecosystem” and ”The way towards a European digital energy platform”. During the Workshop, EDDIE Project has been represented by Dr. Claudia BATISTELLI – Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems of RWTH Aachen University. Ms. BATISTELLI addressed the important role of the Digitalization of the Energy Sector by sharing core insights about the digital energy technical topics, people’s needs in terms of digital skills, as well as digital and energy local/regional innovation ecosystems.
Furthermore, opening Session 1 – ”The digitalisation of energy: Opportunities, challenges and needed actions for a EU-Local Innovation ecosystem”, Vincent BERRUTTO – Head of Unit, Research, Innovation, Digitalisation, Competitiveness, DG ENERGY, presented in its introduction the main five areas of the Digitalisation of the Energy Action Plan, namely Data Exchange Framework, Benefits for Consumers, Literacy, Skills and Digital Tools to Empower Citizens, Cybersecurity and Climate Neutrality of the ICT Sector. During the first panel, the assessments was for the need of horizontal and vertical sharing of best practices, the need for use-cases to be implemented into the real world, the need to coordinate the local realities and scale-up solutions that are developed at local and regional level.