EMP-E 2020

EMP-E Conference 2020

Modelling Climate Neutrality for the European Green Deal

October 6-8 2020

The fourth conference of the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) took place on 6th– 8th October 2020 and will be hosted by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation in Brussels. The conference is put together in co-operation with the H2020 Energy Modelling Group, made up of eight Horizon 2020 projects. 

You can find here the programme for the 2020 conference. EMP-E 2020 was an online conference.

Documentation of the conference

Please find the documentation of the EMP-E 2020 here


The EMP-E aims to foster a more interactive agenda with plenaries, focus groups and a networking space. This year’s conference covers the following themes:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the energy system: What are the consequences for future energy
  • Climate Neutral Pathways, scenarios and storylines: Lessons learned for the European Green Deal
  • Socio and economic impacts of decarbonisation: how to design a transition that is socially fair an
    economically viable?
  • Sector integration: Decarbonisation through multi-energy carrier integration
  • Smart cities, Smart grids and digitalisation: Modelling insights and lessons learned
  • Circularity, use of raw material
  • Consumer and Citizen Engagement
  • Transformation of the Energy system: centralization vs further decentralisation
  • Climate neutrality: energy modelling, weather, and climate
  • Uncertainty and modelling: lessons learned and uncertainty in modelling
  • Energy modelling tools contributions to National Energy/Climate plans
  • Infrastructure for integrating open-source models across spatial and sectoral scales to facilitate
    openness and transparency

To foster maximum exchange and knowledge sharing, the networking space will give all conference participants a place to continue discussions from sessions and to start dialogues about the EU energy modelling space. This space will also display posters from researchers on a variety of topics of the conference themes, giving an even wider overview of the EU energy modelling context. We encourage researchers and policy makers alike to use this unique opportunity to discuss their own work and the work of others and to gain valuable insight into EU energy modelling projects.