November, 2019

After the successful Fifth deep-dive Workshop of the Mission Innovation – Innovation Challenge on Smart Grids (IC1), held in May 2019 in Vancouver and organized as a side event of CEM10/MI-4, work is in full swing for organizing the sixth IC1 deep dive Workshop next autumn in Paris.

The Workshop, organized by IC1 co-leaders with the strong support of the French Government and “Think Smartgrids”, the French association for the development of Smart Grids, will be held in Paris on November 11-13 (tbc), during the European Utility Week (EUW) 2019 (Nov. 12-14), the key annual huge exhibition connecting the smart energy community.

As for the past IC1 events (Beijing, New Delhi, Malmoe/Copenhagen, Rome, and Vancouver), the Sixth IC1 Deep-Dive Workshop will bring together IC1 Countries international experts, governmental and research institutions high-level representatives, industry leaders, funding agencies and Mission Innovation representatives to discuss how smart grids innovative solutions can help speed-up clean energy  innovation. Relevant technical and policy aspects will be taken into account with the aim to achieve, as in the previous IC1 Workshops, the goal to deliver messages to policy makers to enable the deployment of smart grids.

In Paris IC1 members will renew their commitment to accelerate smart grid development and the demonstration of innovative technologies and to identify R&D pathways which will provide smart grids solutions for a better sustainable energy future. IC1 recent achievements and future goals and activities aimed at tackling the R&D challenges arising in the smart grid field and engaging the private sector will also be presented and thoroughly discussed.

The sixth IC1 deep dove workshop will be a three-day event, including one public event and two days for closed-door meetings.

The draft agenda for this Workshop will be made available shortly.