EnergyShield project attended BRIDGE GA in Brussels on the 11th and 12th of February 2020 and introduced the main objectives of the project together with identifying the task forces that could be supported by project team.
Following a two-day dynamic agenda the meeting was a great opportunity for meeting new and old energy sector projects and also networking with projects aiming at achieving similar results. Together with EnergyShield, another 19 new energy sector projects that joined BRIDGE initiative in the last months were pitched, while 12 ended projects presented their key exploitable results in plenary sessions. As a new BRIDGE project EnergyShield also got the opportunity to present its challenges in a poster session.
Each chair of the working groups and task forces summarised the results of the latest BRIDGE reports that are also available on the initiative website, while the roadmap activities for the next months was drafted in parallel sessions. The parallel sessions were interactive encouraging the collaboration and communication between projects while also proposing future BRIDGE topics. The EnergyShield project attended the DSO-TSO Cooperation, Scalability&Replicability and Future R&I priorities sessions.
The second half of the BRIDGE meeting was dedicated to briefing all participants about the next steps of each task force.
BRIDGE is a European Commission initiative which unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage Projects to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues which are encountered in the demonstration projects and may constitute an obstacle to innovation. The BRIDGE initiative is structured with four permanent Working Groups (Data Management, Business Model, Regulation and Customer Engagement), charged with preparing reports and formulating recommendations for the European Commission on various themes linked to the future of the energy sector. Two topics are being studied in the present period: Cybersecurity and TSO-DSO cooperation. Besides that, three Task Forces have been launched after the 2019 BRIDGE General Assembly, to work on specific topics: Energy Communities, Replicability/Scalability Analysis and Joint Communication.