Smart Consumers in the Internet of Energy

19/11/2019 - 14:00 to 17:00
Le Bouche à Oreille, 11 rue Félix Hap, 1040 Brussels

The results of CERRE’s research project ‘Smart Consumers in the Internet of Energy: Local Trading with Distributed Energy Resources’ will be presented and debated at this Executive Seminar.

The Commission’s 2016 Clean Energy Package aims at creating new market rules that place final consumers at the heart of the clean energy transition. ‘Smart consumers’ are energy-efficient consumers who can optimally control their energy resources, such as demand response, solar photovoltaics, storage, electric vehicles, heating appliances, etc. Regulators will have to revisit previous thinking on energy retail markets and networks to adapt to these new market realities.

CERRE researchers have analysed electricity markets involving different degrees of consumer engagement. The CERRE report ‘Smart Consumers in the Internet of Energy: Local Trading with Distributed Energy Resources’ presents a range of business models and regulatory frameworks which can support such engagement and promote further evolution in market activities. It looks at emerging regulatory challenges stemming from the need to encourage changes in consumers’ behaviour so that they can take full advantage of the opportunities offered by new technological and market access opportunities.

Join key actors from the sector, including representatives of firms active in the generation, transmission and distribution of energy, tech companies, regulatory authorities, policy-makers and academic experts, for an afternoon of exciting discussions!


Free for CERRE members and CERRE academics
Free for representatives from EU Institutions and from Governments
Fee for non-CERRE members and non-CERRE academics


Registration & welcome coffee


Welcome and introduction 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,



Keynote address

to be announced soon


PART 1 | Presentation of the report - Opportunities of the Internet of Energy: smart consumers and business models 

Monica Giulietti

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, Loughborough University



Chloé Le Coq

Research Fellow, CERRE
Associate Professor, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas


Reaction from the European Commission

Manuel Sánchez-Jiménez

Team Leader, Smart Grids, 
DG ENER, European Commission


Coffee break
PART 2 | Presentation of the report - Challenges of the Internet of Energy: regulation and market structure

Karim Anaya

Research Associate,
EPRG, University of Cambridge



Bert Willems

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, Tilburg University



Reaction from the EC followed by a moderated discussion
Cocktail reception



Federico D’Alberti

Head, EU Regulation & Innovation,



Máximo Miccinilli (moderator)

Director, Eenergy,







*additional speakers to be announced soon*



Tuesday 19 November 2019, 14.00-17.00,
Le Bouche à Oreille, 11 rue Félix Hap, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact