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What's next in Flexibility?



Are you an industry professional, a policy maker, an academic, an NGO

or just interested in how you can stay ahead in the topic of flexibility?

Then join us for an enlightening event on the future of flexible electricity consumption

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Households are becoming key players in making the electricity system of the future possible through flexible electricity consumption. You know the concepts by now – from smart charging to smart heating and more.

The electricity consumption of millions of assets will be actively

controlled by apps and algorithms.

But as we move closer to this future vision, many questions arise:

How do users influence what is possible in practice?

How much can flexibility contribute to Belgium's security of supply?

What can a household expect to earn from flexibility across the various value streams, from self-consumption to providing network services?

Which next steps are needed in terms of policy?

How to manage user data, gain the user's trust and ensure cybersecurity?



Learn from some of the pioneering companies about what works and what doesn't, with a keynote presentation by Octopus UK. Don't miss the opportunity to network with experts, share ideas and be part of shaping the electricity system of tomorrow!

3 september 2024

09.00 - 18.00h

Provinciehuis Oost-Vlaanderen

Charles de Kerchovelaan 189, 9000 Ghent

How to get there


Full program

09.00 - 09.40   | 

Welcome coffee

09.40 - 10.00   |   

Welcoming words

10.00 - 11.15     |

Keynote by Andrew Schein (Octopus UK) + on-stage interview & Q&A with the audience


Andrew Schein is the Director of Trials and Analysis at Octopus Energy Group's Centre for Net Zero.

He will showcase what Octopus has been up to in the realm of flexibility, what has been learned so far along this journey, which exciting initiatives are in the pipeline and how the company sees the future.

Ample time will be foreseen for audience interaction.

11.15 - 12.05     |

Spotlight on 2 practical and innovative examples in the world of residential flexibility : Eneco & Noven + on-stage interview & Q&A


Eneco Belgium is a sustainable energy provider. They produce and distribute sustainable energy and develop innovative sustainable energy solutions.

Noven deploys its expertise in sustainable energy to help large buildings towards climate neutrality. Its solutions allow large buildings to reduce their carbon footprint whilst reducing their energy cost.

12.00 - 13.00   |


13.00 - 14.20   |

Spotlight on the FlexSys project


The project partners will present key learnings from this recently finished ETF project, with a strong focus on understanding the user and formulating concrete policy recommendations. Learn about our real-world pilot, large-scale surveys and simulation research – shining a light on what we can expect from residential flexibility in practice and which next steps are necessary to turn vision into reality.

14.20 - 14.50   |

Coffee break

14.50 - 15.20   |

Flexibility: what's next in policy?

15.20 - 16.20   |

How to manage user data, gain the user’s trust and ensure cybersecurity

16.20 - 18.00   |

Network reception


This event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory

This event is in person only and will be fully in English


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