The Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana Hosts the European Conference on the Energy Issues of the Coming Decade
On 25-28 August 2019, the European Conference on the Energy Issues of the Coming Decade was held at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana with the participation of 32 experts and presenters at 8 plenary meetings. Researchers presented their achievements in 49 parallel sections. At the opening of the conference, the Minister of Infrastructure Master Alenka Bratušek addressed the participants.
The conference participants discussed the future of the electricity market, renewable energy sources, and the possibility of involving active consumers in the market. The conference also spoke about the importance of smart energy solutions, the flexibility and integration of energy sectors. These topics were presented by the project director of the WindNODE Consortium, Germany – Markus Graebig.
The conference also discussed the future of gas, namely the gas infrastructure in Europe, the role of liquefied petroleum gas and geopolitical issues in the gas sector, including relations with Russia. In addition, the event dealt with intelligent technologies and energy storage technologies, as well as the role of artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain technology in the energy sector. Significant attention was paid to the energy and climate aspects, targeted investments for energy transmission, as well as the economic and climate aspects of transport electrification.