Insight awarded workshop place at prestigious EUSEW 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a workshop at the prestigious EU Sustainability Week Policy Conference (EUSEW2020), being held in Brussels from June 22-26, as part of our work for the Sim4Blocks project.

EUSEW is an annual conference focusing on sustainable energy and it is the largest event of its type in Europe attracting many thousands of delegates and exhibitors. This year’s event, Energy for the European Green Deal, will feature a focus on sustainable energy issues and encourage debate about new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. Next to the conference, the Networking Village will bring Europe’s energy community together to forge alliances whilst the EUSEW Awards will celebrate outstanding projects and ideas.

Insight Media is the communications partner with the Sim4Blocks project and has organised this workshop as part of the project’s closing event. Starting in 2016, Sim4Blocks, which has been developing demand response solutions at the blocks-of-building scale, is ending in September this year and as such Insight is organising a series of activities to promote its successes and lessons learned.

The EUSEW Sim4Blocks workshop is titled “Demand response applied to blocks of buildings – an assessment of the market realities for demand response services” and will assess how the project has addressed the challenge of demand response approaches that can be widely adopted in real-world markets – and how these approaches can be applied.

Sim4Blocks is an EU-funded project developing a way of delivering demand response services to the market and ensuring commercial viability for suppliers with the aim of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gases. This session will take a closer look at the project’s results in its efforts to add flexibility to our energy markets through a variety of demand response systems. Project partners from HFT-Stuttgart, CIMNE, EiFER and Enisyst and relevant companies such as RESTORE, , ENERGEA and PROMUSA as well as external experts in demand response and energy markets will be leading discussions.

Delegates will hear how the project developed appropriate business models for the energy services at the level of blocks of buildings and how it has gone about optimising demand response monitoring for future smart building indicators. Project results from pilot sites will also be discussed as well as an examination of market realities for demand response – what has worked and what hasn't. Importantly, input will also be gathered from other similar projects, each offering a different perspective on and approaches to demand response in today’s market and future markets, including that of domestic consumers.

The session is highly relevant to sustainable energy issues and by focusing the debate on tested examples of demand response of varying degrees of success and lessons learned from the project, insights will be gained into possible new policy developments, best practices and, importantly, new ideas for future developments.

The session will provide valuable insight into the advanced work Sim4Blocks is doing for energy efficiency for energy providers, aggregators, users and policy makers.
• The Sim4Blocks session will take place on June 23 at 9.30am. For more information
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• For more information about the Sim4Blocks, visit the website at

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