On 24 April, the annual conference of the project "Energy Systems of the Future" (ESYS) took place in Berlin. CEC Director Robert Schlögl is a member of the project’s board of trustees.
With the ESYS initiative, acatech - German Academy of Science and Engineering, the Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities provide impetus for the debate on the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition in Germany.
The annual conference serves to further develop the topics and focal points of the project. The working groups also present their interim results.
BMBF Head of Department Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher opened the conference and pleaded for an improved interaction between politics and science. The aim is to translate knowledge into action. A detailed summary of the opening speech can be found here.
The ESYS initiative was launched in April 2013 and extended for another three years until the end of February 2019 in March 2016. In the academy project, around 100 experts from science and research are developing options for implementing a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply.