The EPOC project: webinars on energy & transport system models


The EPOC project under the Energy Transition Fund brings together the expertise of 13 Belgian academic partners to improve current state-of-the-art energy models to provide a consistent calculation for Belgium’s long-term energy future. Within the EPOC project, 13 research institutions in Belgium have spent the last 4 years working on energy system models related to the security of electricity supply.
To conclude the project, EnergyVille is hosting both a final live event in Genk and several online webinars, to which we would like to invite you.


Date and time depending on the chosen webinar




  • 24 March 2023, 12.00 – 13.30: Market models by Lina Silva (EnergyVille/VITO), Jérémie Bottieau (UMons) and Jacques Carthuyvels (UCL)

    • Short introduction on market models and focus of the EPOC research.
    • Strategic provision of balancing services in short-term electricity markets (Jeremie Bottieau – UMons)
    • Short-term electricity market design under uncertainty for a low carbon emission future (Lina Silva – EnergyVille/VITO)
    • Tools and simulations on scarcity pricing mechanism (Jacques Carthuyvels – UCL)
    • Q&A
  • 19 April 2023, 12.00 – 13.00: The role of hydrogen by Pieter Vingerhoets (EnergyVille/VITO) and Michel Honselaar (Waterstofnet)

    • Hydrogen potential and parameters (Michel Honselaar – Waterstofnet)
    • The role of hydrogen in the Belgian energy system (Pieter Vingerhoets – EnergyVille/VITO)
    • Q&A/discussion
  • 3 May 2023, 15.00 – 16.00: The Dunkelflaute – what is it, and how to tackle periods with low wind and sun by Francois Duchene (RMI) and Partha Das (EnergyVille/VITO)

    • The Dunkelflaute: an analysis from climate point of view (Francois Duchene – RMI)
    • Impact of the Dunkelflaute on molecule backup requirements (Partha Das – EnergyVille/VITO and Léo Coppens – ICEDD)
  • 5 May 2023, 12.00 – 13.00: Models for adequacy & Security of Supply by Sebastiaan Gonzato (EnergyVille/KU Leuven) and Efthymios Karangelos (ULiège)
  • Agenda:
    • Introduction to adequacy and security of supply models
    • The second presentation discusses generation adequacy models, which use advanced probabilistic computational techniques in comparison to current state-of-the-art assumptions (Sebastian Gonzato – EnergyVille/KU Leuven)
    • This presentation includes several models: an electricity grid model and forecast error generator where uncertainties in e.g. wind and solar output are captured. In a second step, it is shown how a machine learning algorithm can greatly improve the speed and resolution of security of supply assessments (Efthimios Karangelos – ULiege)
  • 11 May 2023, 12.00-13.00: Buildings and heating by Mohammad Haris Shamsi (EnergyVille/VITO), Robbe Salenbien (EnergyVille/VITO) and Yves Marenne/Leo Coppens (ICEDD)

    • The PATHOPT tool, a computationally advanced tool connecting waste heat sources and heating demand (Robbe Salenbien – EnergyVille/VITO)
    • The built environment: pathway to decarbonize the building stock (Mohammad Haris Shamsi – EnergyVille/VITO and Léo Coppens – ICEDD)
  • 16 May 2023, 15.00 – 16.00: Net zero transport of the future by Inge Mayeres (TML), Léo Coppens (ICEDD) and Andrea Moglianesi (EnergyVille/VITO)

    • Net Zero Transport in the TIMES energy system model (Andrea Moglianesi – EnergyVille/VITO)
    • Rebound effects and policy implications of transport decarbonization pathways (Christophe Heyndrickx – Transport & Mobility Leuven)
    • The market potential for Vehicle – to – grid in Belgium – a stated preference survey (Rosanne Vanpée – Transport & Mobility Leuven)
  • 17 May 2023, 12.00 – 13.00: The role of the consumer by Julien Garcia Arenas (ULB)

    • Consumer investment models (Julien Garcia Arenas – ULB)

Interested in one or more webinars?


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