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Steering the Energy System Transition: Data, Modelling and Decisions

This event will consider how to develop future energy modelling towards steering the new energy transition and making modelling results more accessible to all stakeholders across society.

Come and listen to policymakers, international institutions, energy industry, academia and consultants debate this critical topic.
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Programme
12:30 Registration

13:00

Opening address

Yrjö Neuvo | Professor, Chair, Aalto Energy Platform, Aalto University
Ahti Salo | Professor, Systems Analysis, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University

13:10

SESSION I: Using modelling towards policymakers, industry & society

13:10

View from policymakers:
Finnish government approach to energy scenarios for policymaking
Bettina Lemström | Senior Advisor, Ministry of Economic Affairs & Employment

13:35

View from societal context:
Creating impact with energy research
Prof Armi Temmes | Consortium Leader, Smart Energy Transition project 

14:00

View from international institutions:
For modelling to provide useful advice to policy, it must account for uncertainty: A few examples from IIASA
Elena Rovenskaya | Program Director, Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program IIASA

14:25

View from industry:
Profession: energy modeller 
Jukka Ruusunen | President & CEO, Fingrid

14:50

Panel discussion:
Modelling design and communication considerations in modelling for energy industry, international institutions, policymakers & public society.
Moderated by Ahti Salo

15:15 Coffee Break

15:35

Session II:  Modelling design and data – Best practice insights

15:35

Introduction to session
Sam Cross | Manager, Aalto Energy Platform

15:40

Modelling for policy making: Lessons learned and challenges ahead
Behnam Zakeri Research Scholar (Energy Program), IIASA

16:00

Pöyry BID3 – Insights from the development of a successful commercial electricity market model
Oliver Pearce | Principal, Pöyry Energy Consulting

16:20

Pricing and competition in an electricity market with only variable generation and storages
Tommi Ekholm | Postdoctoral researcher, Systems Analysis, Department of Mathematics and Systems analysis, Aalto University

16:40

Panel discussion:
What are the key issues in modelling design in order to steer the energy transition?
Moderated by Sam Cross

17:15

End of Formal Event

Networking Reception from 17:15 to 18:30

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