The "Integration of Sustainable Energy Expo & Conference" (iSEnEC 2018) is currently taking place in Nuremberg. CEC Director Robert Schlögl gave the plenary lecture on "Energy Sector Coupling in Research: An Integrated Approach" on the first day of the conference.
A current challenge is to advance the energy transition in the previously neglected sectors of heating and mobility, a project that can only succeed by interconnecting the two sectors with one another and with the electricity segment. In this context the conversion and storage of the various energy forms and the market viability of new business models will play a key role. The dialogue between the research community and industry about technologies that can be realised in the short and medium term is a prerequisite. Policymakers as drivers, regulators and implementers are also heavily involved in the discussion. In addition to Prof. Schlögl, numerous other top-class speakers from all relevant disciplines will present the current state of science and industrial development in over 160 specialist lectures.
The iSEnEC integrates multiple technical conferences from subject areas which will contribute significantly to the development of sustainable energy systems based on renewable energy sources. The technical conferences are grouped around plenary talks and a technical exhibition. Each conference is managed by renowned experts from both industry and science. The talks will reflect the state of the technology, show examples for implementation and highlight leading scientific work. Central to the iSEnEC is the idea of system integration of renewables.(Source: https://www.isenec.org/en)