After four years of intense activities, the EU project MUSE GRIDS came to an end. We took this opportunity to meet with old and new friends to celebrate our findings as well as leave behind us a legacy that other stakeholders who are working for empowering energy communities can use.
On Wednesday 26 October, the European Association for Storage of Energy – EASE hosted the final General Assembly in a hybrid format. During the GA, the Consortium discussed the finding on the last months of activities but also looked at the lessons learned in the past four years. It was the perfect occasion, after several online meeting, to finally meet once again in person for a last meeting.
On Thursday 27 October, more than 50 people attended the MUSE GRIDS final event in Brussels. The morning conference opened with a series of presentation regarding MUSE GRIDS results. Dana Dutianu (Project Officer, European Commission) was present and gave a very appreciated keynote speech about MUSE GRIDS, reminding how much effort was behind this successful project since its very beginning.
During the break, other EU Projects that are working on the empowerment of energy communities – eNEURON, GRETA, LECSEA, MAESHA, Renaissance, RE/SOURCED, Robison and SENDER – were at the centre of attention with a project elevator pitch session and an expo area fully dedicated to them. At the end of the coffee break, particiants elected eNeuron as the porject who performed the best picth!
After the break, the attention focussed on the future with energy communities. Achille Hannoset (DG ENER) gave a keynote speech on how the European Commission intented and intends to develop energy communities. Afterwards, two thematic and interactive roundtables debated policy and citizens engagement.
In the afternoon, around 20 people joined the visit of Oud-Heverlee demosite to see with their own eyes MUSE GRIDS tools and results.
These have been clearly enriching years and we thank everyone who joined us in this journey!
See the pictures of the event