Digitalization and decentralization are changing the face of the energy world for good. Renewable energy has become a crucial part of our energy supply system, with global investments in renewables surpassing those made in fossil energy sources for the first time in 2015. If renewable energy is to compete against conventional sources of energy, it is not enough to simply improve how it is generated. Instead, the fields of generation, energy storage, distribution and consumption must be connected seamlessly and intelligently.
In order to give all these aspects the attention they deserve, the organizers of Intersolar and ees are taking the logical step of combining all topics and events concerning the new energy world under a new umbrella called The smarter E.
The smarter E will not only be a new umbrella brand, but will also act as a strong link between Intersolar, ees, and the new EM-Power and Power2Drive exhibitions. The smarter E will also create additional opportunities for addressing all the key areas along the energy value chain by providing the important topics and formats - from exhibitions, conferences and forums, to workshops, dedicated events and collaborations - with a permanent home under the new umbrella. This will allow new areas of focus to be set and better integrated, the latest developments to be addressed in more detail, and discussions between the various sectors and industries to be more actively encouraged. By following this approach, The smarter E will enable us to look at the bigger picture and beyond.
The smarter E is also a response to the developments taking place in our exhibiting companies, which are relying increasingly on integrated and intelligently connected systems and services. The same can be said of our partners, conference attendees and visitors, whose requirements are changing as a result of digitalization. In fact, with people organizing all areas of their lives digitally, consumers also require access to digital services in the energy sector. Together we share the common vision of creating a smart, sustainable and cost-effective friendly energy supply system. The new umbrella brand serves as a unique platform for achieving this goal and gives the new energy world a name: The smarter E.