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Enlit Europe 2023, boosting the energy transition

Enlit Europe 2023

A unique opportunity for representatives of utilities, grid operators, vendors, consultants, start-ups, and system integrators to come together to address all aspects of the energy transition and provide knowledge to industry stakeholders. All this is the Enlit Europe 2023 event, in whose third edition, which will take place in Paris from 28 to 30 November, Zabala Innovation will also participate, through the platforms and projects in which it is involved.

Our participation in Enlit Europe 2023

Unlocking flexible markets: Are customers ready to embrace innovation?

28th November, 13:30 – 14:30

The flexibility of the EU electricity system must almost double by 2030 to keep pace with the growth of variable renewable electricity sources, according to a recent report by ACER and the EEA. To achieve this goal, it is crucial to effectively address consumer engagement and guide the evolution of services and platforms towards a fully integrated energy system.

Moderated by Susana Garayoa, Head of Institutional Relations at Zabala Innovation in Brussels, this session will delve into the transformative influence of three pioneering EU projects: Beflexible, Enflate and Stream. Representatives from I-de (Iberdrola Group), Ubitech Energy and the University of Ljubljana will explore the key aspects of customer engagement and the evolution of services and platforms towards a fully integrated energy system.

Zabala Innovation is leading the work packages on communication and dissemination, and exploitation of results of the Beflexible project.

Interoperability Network for the Energy Transition (int:net)

28th November, 15:30 – 17:00

Organised by int:net, leader of the Dataspaces cluster, this session is divided into two parts: a presentation of the results of the int:net project, and a round table discussion between several projects with a similar approach to int:net where knowledge, similarities and differences will be exchanged. Other projects participating in the debate are Omega-X, Synergies and Eddie.

Janire García, leader of the Dissemination and Communication of European Projects area of Zabala Innovation, will represent the Data Cellar project, whose objective is the implementation of a collaborative platform that will provide an interoperable, modular, and secure energy data space, capable of providing access to consumer data. It will operate through decision support tools and artificial intelligence models to support local energy communities.

Empowering the energy transition

28 November, 15:45 – 17:00

This Enlit Europe 2023 session will delve into how the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) will promote the key objectives of the European Green Deal, through clean energy innovation, boosting industrial competitiveness and collaboration. Maria Laura Trifiletti, senior consultant at Zabala Innovation, will moderate the debate between representatives from business, academia, and the European Commission.

The consultancy leads the SET-IndEU project, which proposes a structured Secretariat to support and reinforce the activities and results of the SET Plan Implementation Working Group 6 (IWG6). This will consider the future needs of all industrial sectors that convert raw materials and secondary resources into materials that are used in manufacturing industry to make products or directly as products (e.g., tiles, paper, bricks).

The project also focuses on research and innovation objectives and emerging policy priorities, involving IWG6 stakeholders in key activities with industry and research associations and fora, specifically strengthening relations, dialogue, and exchange with the other SET Plan IWGs and the European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs).

In the middle of this month, Zabala Innovation participated in the seventeenth edition of the SET Plan Conference, an event around the European Low Carbon Technology Acceleration and Deployment Plan.

Reshaping energy landscapes: The key role of research and innovation for renewable energy sources

29 November, 14:45 – 15:30

This session is dedicated to the European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIP). Moderated by Edoardo Genova, Dissemination and Communication in European Projects at Zabala Innovation, this debate will address the new market entry of key energy technologies and the SET Plan of the European Commission. Trifiletti will represent the ETIP Forum, and García will represent ETIP Hydropower. ETIP SNET, Batteries and SNETP will also participate.

The ETIP Forum was born in June 2021 to develop a stable and structured dialogue between the 10 platforms and assimilated entities, avoid overlaps and duplication, share knowledge and guide the expertise of the many experts involved in all of them towards the same objective of decarbonisation by 2030 and 2050.

With a budget of just under one million euros, the ETIP Hydropower seeks to foster cooperation between various actors from industry, academia, civil society, and associations in the hydropower sector, to provide appropriate advice on development needs and alignment with the European Union’s climate and energy policies.

Energy Data Spaces – Technologies

29th November, 15:00 – 16:00

A debate focused on the search for best practices in data sharing, to develop an efficient and competitive market for digital energy infrastructure and services that are both cyber-secure and sustainable. This session focuses on recent technologies to achieve these goals. One of the projects participating in this session is New Energy Solutions Optimised for Islands (Nesoi), for which Zabala Innovation manages the Dissemination and Communication work package and the cascade funding calls. Representatives of the Domos, Enchant, BD4OPEM, EUCloudEdgeIoT, Electron and CyberSEAS projects complete the panel.

Nesoi is an online platform that provides access to learning tools and resources, project development, networking with experts and investors, technical and financial assistance, with the aim of helping island communities make the transition to a low-carbon future. This project will have its own stand at Enlit Europe 2023.


The Energetic project aims to develop the next generation of battery management systems to optimise the use of batteries in their first and second life, i.e., transport and stationery, respectively, with more dependable, powerful, and safer operations. In this way, Energetic contributes to the field of enhanced sensing translational technologies, exploiting multiple artificial intelligence models, supported by edge and cloud computing. The project covers not only monitoring and forecasting the remaining lifetime of a lithium-ion battery with a digital twin, but also diagnostics by analysing the reasons for degradation.

This project will be represented at the stand that Zabala Innovation will have at Enlit Europe 2023, in Paris Expo at Porte de Versailles, by Valérian Gobé, Head of France and Bordeaux office of the consultancy firm, Tiphaine Penhouët, Head of Paris office, and Cristina Catalina, senior consultant.