Danish Centre of Architecture - Room 1

Danish Centre of Architecture - Room 1

24th May


Power System Transformation: Case Studies from Brazil, China, India and Mexico

This side event will highlight different approaches to power system transformation (PST) in four key countries in the 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP) network, and distil lessons learned along the way. Power system transformation is accelerating in countries around the globe. Many jurisdictions are keen to share lessons learned in how to start the process and follow-on steps. This event will focus on grid integration of variable renewable energy, policy approaches to efficiently deploy distributed energy resources, and other cross-cutting subjects. Participating countries include Brazil, China, India and Mexico.

Public registration contact for non-CEM/MI delegates: Jeffrey.logan@nrel.gov


Flexible Energy Systems for high penetration of RES – Society Scale Demonstrations

This side event is composed of two typical cases:

  • FLEXe demo of Åland Islands (Finland), which is fully renewable and energy self-sufficient society utilizing also storages and demand response. 
  • Zhangjiakou Demonstration Zone (China), where power is distributed by the micro-grid where balancing power is provided by the main grid.

The event is an open seminar, where system level of the FLEXe demonstration, individual pilots and Research and Development and Innovation (R&D&I) efforts will be presented. The fit to national energy, innovation and environmental strategies in both Finland and China will be described.


Public registration contact for non-CEM/MI delegates: sanna.nuutila@businessfinland.fi


Launch of the Initiative on Nuclear Innovation, Clean Energy Future (NICE Future)

This event kicks off a new initiative with a multilateral, cross-sectoral discussion of the roles of advanced nuclear energy, alongside other clean energy sources. It will feature statements from Ministers and leaders from governments, industry, and civil society, as well as an engaging visual display on forward-thinking and innovative technologies and uses, and a dialogue on the roles that nuclear energy can play in facilitating energy integration and clean energy systems of the future. The event will address power system integration and transformations, such as through nuclear-renewable systems. It will also explore opportunities for nuclear energy technologies to reduce emissions and air pollution from the power generation, industry, and end-use sectors.


Public registration contact for non-CEM/MI delegates: cemnicefuture@gmail.com

14.45 – 16.00

Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy

More and more corporates, in a variety of industries and across different regions, are committing to sourcing renewable energy to power their operations. This growing corporate demand have the potential to play an important role in driving investment in renewable energy and in meeting the global climate target. Gathering policymakers, suppliers and leading corporate buyers of renewable energy, this side event aims to be an interactive discussion on opportunities and barriers for corporates to source renewables. Particular focus will be placed on policies and regulatory frameworks that can support further implementation of ambitious corporate targets. This side event is a contribution to the CEM Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign, led by China, Denmark and Germany. It is brought to you by its operating agent International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and other campaign partners.


Public registration contact for non-CEM/MI delegates: EAberg@irena.org



Launch of the Initiative on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage

This event will launch the new CCUS initiative under the CEM. It is a high-level event with participation of ministers, CEOs, the IEA Executive Director, and funding institutions.

The use of fossil fuels is projected to continue well into the future, underscoring the critical need for CCUS in decarbonising the power sector and delivering deep CO2 emission reduction from certain industries.  Therefore, CCUS technology will be an important contributor to the global clean energy transition. Integrating CCUS in the CEM allows the technology to be considered alongside other clean energy options and attract a broader support.

Public registration contact for non-CEM/MI delegates: stig.svenningsen@oed.dep.no