Arena: Smart grids – Unlocking the renewable energy future


Event information
This arena and conference will constitute a dynamic melting pot for a wide range of stakeholders involved in the rapid evolution of the energy landscape. Smart grids enable a controlled transition to an entirely renewable electricity production. During the day, dialogue will take place around important themes related to the development and deployment of smart grid technologies and solutions in the electricity system.

The program includes topics related to how innovation in local grids can be accelerated; how disruptive digital technologies enable a customer-centered energy system; how batteries are integrated into the grid; the evolution and role of local energy communities; how an integrated market for the holistic energy system could be designed; and the role of smart grids in reaching the climate goals.

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Between all sessions there will be a short break for coffee and mingle.

08:00 am – 08:45 am
Coffee and mingle

08:45 am – 09:15 am
Swedish Smartgrid and moderator Malin Strand from government initiative Fossil Free Sweden, kick off the Smart Grid Arena together with representatives from the six events of the day. Presentation of the Smart Grid Arena Challenge – to produce policy messages to the Clean Energy Ministerial! These will be debated in the closing panel for the Arena at the end of the day.

09:15 am ­­– 10:00 am
Accelerating innovation for local energy grids
Organizer: RISE

10:15 am –11:00 am
Digitizing grids – why it will change your way of living
Organizer: ÅF

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Battery storage: transforming the power landscape
Organizer: InnoEnergy Scandinavia

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Commentary with Nina Ekelund, the Haga Initiative, and Fredrik Lundström, Swedish Energy Agency. Short resumé of results from Mission Innovation meetings held during NCEW.

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Developing Local Energy Communities
Organizer: E.ON

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Enabling Market Design – an easy win, a winding road or a mix?
Organizer: The Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Speeding up for change – transnational collaboration on smart grids
Organizer: Era-Net Smart Energy Systems and “A challenge from Sweden”

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
What now? – Policy messages to ministers on smart grids
Organizer: Swedish Smart Grid Forum

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Transport & guided tour with electric bus to the Opening Ceremony of MI3/CEM9
Organizer: ABB in collaboration with E.ON, Volvo and Region Skåne

Event type
Seminars, workshops, panel discussions, presentations and mingle



Studio, Nordenskiöldsgatan 24, 211 19 Malmö

Contact information
Swedish Smartgrid, Albin Carlén, 

Open invitation

Clean energy technology Energy efficiency Energy policy Energy transition Investment Renewables Research & innovation Smart grids