In a significant stride toward accelerating the digitalization of the energy system and promoting the smart energy transition, the European Commission has announced a call for applications for its ‘Smart Energy Expert Group’ (SEEG). This formal Expert Group, a pivotal component of the EU action plan for digitalizing the energy system,
What is the background?
The creation of SEEG follows the guidelines outlined in the EU action plan for digitalizing the energy system, as published in October 2022. This formal Expert Group, a pivotal component of the EU action plan for digitalizing the energy system aims to steer and provide essential insights into sustainable digital transformation and facilitate the development and deployment of smart energy solutions aligning with the twin green and digital transition objectives.
How is the Comission achieving this objective?
To effectively address the complex challenges in the digital energy landscape, the SEEG will establish three vital subgroups:
1. Data for Energy (D4E) : Focused on recommending strategies for accessing, sharing, and reusing energy-related data, this subgroup will pave the way for a unified European data space for energy.
2.Consumer Empowerment and Protection: This subgroup will concentrate on enhancing consumer engagement, enabling active participation in the energy market, and exploring innovative models for energy conservation and bill reduction.
3. Cybersecurity: Dedicated to evaluating the impact of legislative initiatives in cybersecurity for energy systems, this subgroup will provide recommendations on addressing related challenges.
How to Apply?
The call for applications for the SEEG is now open and will continue until the 6 November 2023. Prospective members with expertise in digital energy systems, consumer empowerment, data management, and cybersecurity are encouraged to apply.
Interested individuals are urged to seize this opportunity and contribute to shaping the future of smart energy in the European Union.
SEEG will serve as a crucial platform for information exchange and best practices between the Commission, Member States, and stakeholders in the energy and digital sectors. It will facilitate collaboration, fostering a collective effort in overcoming the challenges posed by the smart energy landscape.
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- Publication date
- 18 October 2023