The presentation was carried out by Ricardo Mendes André, project coordinator within the Bridge H2020 session about "Smart grids and flexibility markets: status of demonstrators and effect of COVID-19 on the demo operation and results" were several projects explained how COVID19 has impacted the research activities on the H2020 projects exploring new flexibility market mechanisms and tools for smart grids operation.
Organized by the Regulation Working Group of the BRIDGE initiative, the session had the objective to identify how some of the most relevant research projects in this domain have tackled the challenges imposed by this crisis, sharing the lessons learnt and the strategy to overcome the constraints affecting operation and execution of experiments and demos.
All the projects participating in this session presented:
How the crisis has impacted their demonstrations and experiments
The countermeasures that have been implemented to continue with the research actions in this period of crisis.
The lessons learnt for future crisis.
The potential changes in the Energy Transition (positives and negatives) triggered by the crisis.
The session will be closed with a round table by all participants, specially exploring how the Energy Transition can be affected by this crisis or future ones (new demand patterns, faster adoption of self-consumption schemes and distributed production, new mobility patters and slower electrification of the transport system, etc…).
The session closed with a round table with all participants, specially exploring how the Energy Transition can be affected by this crisis or future ones.
The webinar session took place in the 25th of june and was very successfully participated with a total of 998 participants signed up for this session.