On 23 April 2015, Stibbe organised a seminar about Energy for Smart Cities.
Due to the importance of this subject, we have recorded the seminar. Please click here to view the webcast.
Smart cities are emerging and energy will be an inevitable part of them. The integration of different energy sources in a smart city is however not clear-cut.
How much more or different demand-side management will, for example be needed? Which roles are set aside for energy storage and energy saving initiatives? Will heat networks take the role of energy buffers, and will they serve energy supply purposes? What will be the general effects of smart cities on tariffs and prices? Can electric cars become a breakthrough in a smart city, or could they even be a condition sine qua non for smart cities? Are smart grids the cornerstone for energies in smart cities? Which roles are there for energy suppliers, grid operators, and regulators?
We are pleased to have the Flemish Minister for Energy, Ms. Annemie Turtelboom, joining us for a keynote speech on the topic. Experts from the energy sector and Stibbe lawyers will also be giving several speeches.
For the fully detailed programme of this seminar, please click here.