The deployment of clean buses, especially zero-emission buses, is advancing at a faster than anticipated rate in Europe to meet the decarbonisation goals of the region. Supported by the European Commission (EC), cities across the continent have drafted policies and strategies, as well as procured and deployed a large number of battery-electric and fuel-cell buses following the launch of the European Clean Bus Deployment initiative in 2017.

The EC has also continued to advance the clean bus agenda through the revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive (2019), the upcoming revision of the Directive on Alternative Fuel Infrastructure (2021), the launch of the European Green Deal (2019) and the release of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy (2020). Further, the EC has strengthened its focus on developing alternative fuel infrastructure, electric vehicles and hydrogen technology in its proposed recovery plan for Europe in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Global Mass Transit is organising its fourth annual conference on “Clean Buses in Europe”, on September 28-29, 2021 as a virtual event.

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Offshore wind has been established as a promising source of energy in the Baltic Sea region for not only strengthening the security of energy supply but also for stimulating economic growth and industrial competitiveness. The Baltic Sea countries have already announced ambitious plans to accelerate the development of offshore wind industry and have committed to increase cooperation in the region.

While offshore wind has earned a strong political and industry support in the region, several challenges remain. One of the main challenges is the development of the offshore grid infrastructure as projects seek interconnection as early as 2025. Baltic TSOs have already initiated a joint effort to develop common grid planning principles. That said, the region can benefit from adopting already proven offshore wind technologies and innovative solutions.

Global Transmission Report is organising its 2nd edition of the Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission conference on October 11-12, 2021 in Warsaw, Poland. The mission of the conference is to present the plans, opportunities and technology solutions for the development of the offshore wind sector and the related transmission infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region.

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EV Charging Software and Platforms (July 22, 2021)

As the adoption of electric vehicles gains traction in the US, EVSE software management platforms have emerged as a critical tool, both for grid and user management. Power utilities are deploying these platforms for better data management at backend as well as customer interfaces. Along with utilities, charging network operators and technology providers have been working towards improving these platforms to make them more efficient and affordable. As the industry works towards addressing the challenges pertaining to interoperability and non-uniform charging standards, new solutions such as vehicle to grid (V2G) are also in the offing. 

REGlobal, with support from Global Transmission, is organising a one-day virtual conference on EV Charging Software and Platforms on July 22, 2021 to understand the needs and requirements of utilities and charging network operators for EVSE software. The online event will focus on key considerations in selecting EV management software platform; challenges pertaining to procurement, integration and operation of these platforms including interoperability and roaming; economic model including unit price, subscription model, usage dynamics, revenue share, etc.; and future of new solutions like V2G integration.

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Offshore Wind Transmission US (September 21-22, 2021)

Offshore wind sector is making rapid progress in the US. The federal government recently announced a national goal to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. To help jumpstart the sector, the DOE’s Loan Programs Office will facilitate access to up to $3 billion in funding for OSW project and transmission developers, suppliers and other financing partners. Against this background, offshore wind integration and transmission needs have taken a center stage as the planned projects become larger and complex.

To continue the discussion on building a robust transmission infrastructure for the planned OSW capacity, Global Transmission is coming back to New York with the 5th edition of its Offshore Wind Transmission US conference on September 21-22, 2021

The mission of the conference is to highlight the opportunities in the US offshore wind sector and discuss technologies and solutions for the development of the related transmission infrastructure.

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EV Charging Infrastructure US (October 5-6, 2021)

An efficient and accessible charging infrastructure is a pre-requisite for uptake of electric vehicles as it reduces range anxiety and improves charging convenience. The US federal government has announced plans for a transformational $15 billion investment to build a national network of 500,000 charging stations by 2030. However, realizing this vision is not without challenges and demands unique solutions. 

Global Transmission Report will organize its 3rd annual conference on EV Charging Infrastructure on October 5-6, 2021in New York.  

The conference will highlight opportunities, technologies, and solutions to build a smart and efficient public charging infrastructure to meet customer needs of security and convenience. It will bring together regulators, policymakers, utilities, charging network operators, technology providers and OEMs to discuss the challenges and propose solutions for building a user-friendly national charging network.

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