Space as an enabler for sustainable energy management

Brussels, Belgium

Joint CoR-ESA-Eurisy Workshop

Space as an enabler for sustainable energy management – local and regional perspectives

6 June 2018, 16:00 – 18:30 p.m.

Committee of the Regions, Belliard Str. 99-101, Room JDE 53, Brussels, Belgium


Programme Outline

Moderators: Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer, European Space Agency – ESA; Toby Clark, Secretary General, Eurisy

15:30 – 16:00              Registration

16:00 – 16:10            Welcome and Introduction

Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer, European Space Agency – ESA

Dominique Tilmans, President, Eurisy

16:10  16:20            Keynote: Energy outlook for the future and synergies with the space sector

Daiva Matonienė, Rapporteur on electricity market and renewable energy, Committee of the Regions – CoR

16:20 – 16:30            Overview of space applications for the energy sector

Davide Coppola, Downstream Business Applications Department, European Space Agency – ESA

16:30 – 16:40            Using space assets to secure energy systems

Juha-Pekka Luntama, Programme Officer, Space Situational Awareness, ESOC, the European Space Operations Centre, European Space Agency – ESA

16:40 – 16:55            Best practice: The threats of space weather to energy systems – How                                                                   can space assets support energy operators

Kåre Rudsar, Security and  Contingency planning, Statnett, Norway

16:55 – 17:10            Best practice: The Image Processing Chain and the Solar Potential Map for Flanders:                                         Combining space and IT capabilities to foster the use of solar energy in Ghent

Jo Van Valckenborg, R&D Manager, Information Flanders

Joyca Leplae, Environmental Department, City of Ghent, Belgium

17:10 – 18:20            Round table: challenges and opportunities to create synergies between the space and                                       energy sectors 

Moderator: Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer, European Space Agency – ESA

Introduction: Nathalie Kerstens, PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology


Jens Zvirgzdgrauds, Energy and Space Policy Officer, EU Committee of the Regions – CoR

Andres Steijaert, Cloud Activity Leader, GÉANT, The pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks – NRENs

Toby Clark, Secretary General, Eurisy

Q&A on the best practices presented, on technologies, enabling policy framework, partnerships, synergies and next steps

18:20 – 18:30            Conclusions & Outlook

Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer, European Space Agency – ESA 

 Audio recording of the event