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Sustainable Energy Week: ENSEA networking event on Tueasday 25th of June in Brussels

To reach the "20-20-20" climate goals, Europe is increasingly generating renewable energy through
technologies such as solar panels and wind turbines. Renewable resources are, however, dependent
on weather patterns and therefore generate variable amounts of power over time. In order to
provide secure energy systems which delivers energy when we need it, renewables have to be used
in conjunction with 'back up' power sources, which can ramp up generation quickly to meet peak
demands, while managing demand by using smart grids and by hydro-based balancing services.

ENSEA Networking Event

Date: Tuesday 25th June 2013
Time: 09h45 – 13h30
Location: Brussels – Scotland House,
Rond – Point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels

Since energy is a cross border issue, countries and regions have to cooperate. To create an integrated
system, research is vital. Many research institutes focus on the subject of energy transition. There
fore the European North Sea Energy Alliance ( ENSEA) decided to bundle their expertise and initiate
additional integrated research on cross border issues such as balancing energy, energy infrastructure,
technology and innovation.

ENSEA is a partnership of four regions situated around the North Sea. The regions are as follows:
• Northern Netherlands
• Scotland (United Kingdom)
• Wachstumsregion Ems-Achse e.V (Germany)
• Rogaland (Norway)

Goal of the ENSEA Networking Event is to introduce the project to an European audience, exchange
with other Regions of Knowledge (energy) projects and to connect to other European funds.

To register:
For more information please contact Paulien Kooistra at

Programme ENSEA Networking Event, Tuesday 25th of June

09h45 Walk-in with coffee & tea

10h15 Opening & Welcome by Gerrit van Werven, general director Energy Valley Foundation

10h25 Introduction ENSEA, interviews with the partnership
Dr. Koos Lok (Energy Valley Foundation)
Prof. Mohsen Assadi (University of Stavanger)
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Beck (Energy Forschungs Zentrum Nedersaksen)
Dr. Simon Puttock (Scottish Enterprise)

11h00 Goals of the Regions of Knowledge Programme (RoK).
Lucas Janssen, DG Research and Innovation, Unit Regional dimensions of Innovation,
coordinator Regions of Knowledge Programme.

11h10 Experiences from Regions of Knowledge, Richard Tuffs, director European Research and
Innovation Network, ERRIN

11h20 North Sea Regional Cooperation - a public sector perspective, Camilla Stavnes, Energy
advisor, Rogaland County Council

11h30 Break

12h00 Scottish representative - to be confirmed

12h15 Transfer of project results Energy Vision North Sea Region to ENSEA. Cross overs Interreg
and Regions of Knowledge. Christian Byrith (Head of Secretariat, North Sea Programme,
Interreg B), to be confirmed.

12h30 Round up & way forward

12h45 Networking lunch