Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Unveiling the Open Renewable Energy Systems (ORES) Initiative - Panel Discussion

Amidst the pressing need for sustainable energy, the open source community is taking a pioneering step. We're excited to introduce a groundbreaking initiative: the launch of a new community-led Working Group under LF Energy dedicated to Open Renewable Energy Systems. The goal of this Working Group is to develop an open source tech stack that enables deployment and management of renewable energy systems down to a household level, which could be used in off-grid settings, standalone, or connected to a decentralized mini or standard grid with bidirectional energy transmission capabilities. This panel discussion will explore the launch, objectives, and impact of this initiative on the future of sustainable energy and electrification approaches.

Key Topics: -Open Source and Sustainability: Dive into how open source principles can accelerate renewable energy adoption. -Working Group Objectives: Learn about the goals and contributions of the LF Energy Working Group for Open Renewable Energy Systems. -Architecting the Future: Discover the framework underpinning open renewable and decentralized energy systems for the democratization of energy supply. -Standards and Interoperability: Explore the role of standards and interoperability for renewable energy deployment. -Research and Innovation: Gain insights into research and innovation within the Working Group.

Panelists: Esteemed experts from renewable energy, access to energy, open source, research, and standards development will share their insights including: -Tony Shannon, Head of Digital Services, Office of Government Chief Information Officer at Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, Government of Ireland -Vivien Barnier, CEO, EnAccess Foundation -Hilary Carter, SVP Research, The Linux Foundation -Karl Yang, CEO, DEGCent -Chris Xie, Head of Open Source Strategy, Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development, Futurewei -Moderated by Dan Brown, Director of Communications, Linux Foundation Energy


Photo of Dan Brown Dan Brown
Photo of Vivien Barnier Vivien Barnier
Tony Shannon
Chris Xie
Photo of Hilary Carter Hilary Carter
Photo of Karl Yang Karl Yang