The EEMODS conference looks at energy efficiency in motor-driven systems© Robson Talaveiras (stock.xchng)
Nantes (FR) - 14/09/09 - 17/09/09
6th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems
The 6th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS) is being held in Nantes, France, from 14-17 September. EEMODS '09 provides a forum to discuss and debate the latest developments on the impacts of electrical motor systems on energy and the environment, the policies and programmes adopted and planned and the technical and commercial advances made in the dissemination and penetration of energy-efficient motor systems.
Particular attention is being dedicated this year to energy management, international harmonisation and standards, policies and innovative financial schemes for motor systems.
The JRC organised this conference in collaboration with the French Centre technique des industries mécaniques (CETIM) and Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ADEME). Paolo Bertoldi, head of the JRC's energy efficiency team at the JRC Institute for Energy (IE), opened the conference and chaired the opening session alongside the president of the Pays-de-la-Loire Region Jacques Auxiette and the heads of CETIM and ADEME. The JRC will continue to play a key role in this event, and as such will also be in charge of the scientific programme of the next EEMODS, which will be in 2011 in Washington DC.
Improving the efficiency with which energy is consumed by end-users is a central theme of EU energy policy. The development of renewable energy sources and the efficient use of energy and electricity to maximise the benefit of these sources are closely linked.
The Renewable Energy Unit at JRC-IE provides technical and scientific advice to policy makers including the Commission's Directorates-Generals for Energy and Transport and the Environment on the conception, implementation and monitoring of EU energy efficiency policies and programmes.