The International Conference on European Energy Markets (EEM) is one of the most well established conferences in Europe, which for the last 16 years has been bringing together experts from the fields of science, industry and politics, to present and discuss a wide range of themes related to energy markets. These include approaches and solutions for issues related to modelling, market design, regulatory policies, climate change etc. An important focal point are discussions on the changes that the energy sector is expected to undergo in short and long term, and the challenges this presents. The EEM is a common platform where challenges, solutions and ideas are shared between representatives from the many fields of which (European) energy markets consist.
Electricity, Natural Gas, Coal, and Oil Markets - Present and Future
Conventional energy sources are of paramount importance for the European energy supply. This topic encompasses the challenges and developments in these markets, such as economic and environmental impacts, carbon market regulation, liberalization and regulation of the European electricity/gas market, recent developments in reducing the carbon footprint etc.
Integrating the European Energy Markets and increasing the share of renewable energies requires infrastructure development and management. Subject matters include investments in transmission and distribution systems, investment analysis, and asset management pricing models.
Operation, Modelling, Forecasting and Simulation of energy Markets
Appropriate tools are required for analysis and assessment of energy systems and markets. This category encompasses topics such as technical and economic modelling of energy markets and systems, model uncertainty, analysis of energy price evolution, portfolio management, carbon market etc.
Market Integration of Renewable Energy Sources
Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in European energy systems presents a multitude of present and future challenges. Approaches and solutions will be presented and discussed – e.g. de-carbonisation of the power sector, security and flexibility of supply, integration of regional electrical energy markets, demand side management, economic aspects of climate change etc.
Technical aspects of energy markets
As the structure of energy systems changes, new technologies and planning approaches are employed. This topic will cover smart grids and internet based technologies, demand side management, long term grid planning, as well as economic aspects of energy storage technologies, new nuclear safety requirements etc.
Energy communities present a sustainable and decentralised approach toward covering the energy needs of small rural regions. This category includes technical topics such as island grids, energy source selection, and grid modelling and analysis, as well as policy questions such as electricity generation cooperatives.
Technical and economic efficiency is essential for a modern electrical energy system. Options such as cogeneration, production and demand management, as well as policies and analyses will be presented and discussed.
Energy policy addresses the economic, environmental, political, planning, and social aspects of energy supply. This category includes topics that confront decisionmakers, corporate planners, managers, consultants, politicians, and researchers.