The Future of Energy in North-Western Europe: Energy System Integration in the North Sea Region & the Triple Helix
18th of June triple-helix stakeholders presented their views on the ongoing energy transition in the North Sea region. Representatives from appealing public-and private organisations as well as knowledge institutes elaborated on key step changes required to tackle bottlenecks in the current energy transition in North-Western Europe.
During this pragmatic conference high-level speakers explained their views on short- and long-term cooperation opportunities based on Energy System Integration thinking and reflect on the effectiveness of existing and future EU energy policy.
Energy transition in the North Sea Region
The North Sea Region has all the important variables in place to speed up the ongoing north-western European energy transition and become an example region for a truly effective energy transition, unparalleled in the world. Effective triple-helix cooperation, supported through pragmatic EU policy can make a significant contribution to realising and surpassing our Energy Union challenges.
Energy System Integration
The ongoing energy transition will push public and private stakeholders to take new roles in the changing energy system. Energy System Integration provides a methodology for organising these processes efficiently on a regional, national and international level. In this process, demand driven knowledge development (based on integrated energy system thinking) will allow knowledge institutions and private stakeholders to respond cooperatively to opportunities and bottlenecks – often with technological, legal and/or economic characteristics.