Yesterday, Preflet attended a noteworthy event hosted by EDP called the Energy Starter Open Day. This open innovation program brought together energy industry experts, stakeholders, and startups to discuss important topics within the field.
The primary focus of the event was to showcase the startups participating in the current batch and to discuss vital topics such as the future potential of hydrogen, optimising the grid of the future, and the role of Distribution System Operators (DSOs) in accelerating the energy transition towards net-zero goals.
Experts explored hydrogen as a sustainable energy source while acknowledging challenges like production scalability and infrastructure requirements. Grid optimisation was crucial for integrating renewables and ensuring a resilient power grid.
The discussions included smart grids, energy storage, and demand response systems. DSOs were recognised as critical players in enabling the energy transition by integrating renewables, promoting energy efficiency, and fostering local energy communities.
The event highlighted the need for regulatory support, collaborative partnerships, and efficient coordination between DSOs, energy providers, and policymakers. It aspired to inspire innovative solutions and strategies for a sustainable energy future by addressing limitations and fostering collaborations.