The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) presented its Vision 2050 on 27th June at the Square in Brussels. This documents offers a view of:
A low-carbon, secure, reliable, resilient, accessible, cost-efficient, and market-based pan-European integrated energy system supplying the entire society and paving the way for a fully carbon-neutral circular economy by the year 2050, while maintaining and extending global industrial leadership in energy systems during the energy transition.
This high-profile event included the participation of well-known figures active in Europe’s energy sector, including: Nikos Hatziargyriou, ETIP SNET Chairman; ETIP SNET Vice-Chairs Konstantin Staschus and Thierry Le Boucher; Christian Buchel Chairman of EDSO and Haitze Siemers, the newly-appointed Head of Unit C2 at DG Energy.
The ETIP SNET Vision 2050 stresses the importance of involving everyday energy users driving energy market decisions in the transition to cleaner energy:
“Empowered by cross-sector markets and digitalisation, European citizens are central actors in the transition towards an integrated, low-carbon, secure, reliable, resilient, accessible, cost-efficient and market-based energy system by the year 2050.” says ETIP SNET Chairman Nikos Hatziargyriou.
Vision 2050 presents consolidated and qualitative views developed over the last year by the ETIP SNET working structure including 12 different stakeholder groups, for the energy systems of 2050 and the associated high-level research, development and innovation (RD&I) challenges. It also indicates the framework in which RD&I efforts should be pursued in the decades to come.
The ETIP SNET Vision 2050 calls for action, urging all energy stakeholders and Member States to act today, in a coordinated way to achieve a successful energy transition and reach a near zero-carbon footprint by 2050.
About the ETIP SNET
The organisation of the event, led by ZABALA, has been implemented in the framework of the H2020 funded project Intensys4EU, which main purpose is the coordination the secretariat of the ETIP SNET, support the activity of the Platform.