14 November 2019 | Articles
27 November 2019 |Ankara, Turkey
IRENA Innovation Days: Solutions for a renewable-powered future
IRENA’s Innovation Days take place in different regions around the world and aim to connect innovators and policy makers. This series of events aims to showcase emerging innovations and inspire and inform the broader and faster uptake of innovative solutions that can help deliver a renewable-powered future. Innovation Days build on IRENA’s biennial Innovation Week events but focus on the particular needs and experiences of groups of countries. To date Innovation Days have been held in Uruguay in July 2019 and Thailand in September 2019.
IRENA Innovation Day: Turkey, 27th November 2019
The third Innovation Day will take place on 27th November 2019 in Ankara and will focus on Turkey and neighbouring countries but is open to attendees from all IRENA countries. The event is co-organised with SHURA Energy Transition Centre, and has received support from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey.
This Innovation Day in Turkey will focus on innovative solutions for the reliable integration of variable renewable energy and deployment of distributed energy resources in the power system (including novel business models and digital technologies), will explore opportunities for the distributed system operators, and look at the potential to unleash synergies between the power sector and the electrified transport sector (energy storage and smart charging).
The event will bring together a diverse mix of policy makers and innovative companies from Turkey, from neighbouring countries, as well as from further afield. IRENA Innovation Day will offer local country representatives and companies the opportunity to showcase successes, to highlight challenges, to learn from each other’s experience and to explore how innovative solutions can help meet national energy system’s needs. For countries and companies from further afield, this event provides the opportunity to meet key local actors, to showcase work and to learn from the experience of countries in the local region.
Discussions at the event will draw on the experiences of governments and innovative companies in Turkey and the local region as well as on the global insights captured in IRENA’s “Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future” 2019 report.
The event will take place at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources offices in Ankara.