The EPOC project under the Energy Transition Fund brings together the expertise of 13 Belgian academic partners to improve current state-of-the-art energy models to provide a consistent calculation for Belgium’s long-term energy future.

To conclude the project, EnergyVille is hosting both a final live event in Genk and several online webinars, to which we would like to invite you.

  • Pieter Vingerhoets, EnergyVille/VITO (Project coordinator)
  • Joachim John, EnergyVille/imec (WP4 lead: Stakeholder interaction and validation)
  • Nathalie Belmans, EnergyVille (communication and events)



Thor Central
Thor Park 8000
3600 Genk

What to expect?

The results of the project will show how a transition to a climate-neutral energy system in 2050 is possible. New model results will be shown on security of supply in Belgium. In addition, decarbonization options for heating in the built environment, market models, transport policies, hydrogen and more will be presented in short presentations and a poster session.
To conclude the workshop, we would like to discuss with our panelists some of the key findings on the topic of long-term security of supply for the industry.


  • Jan Mertens – Engie
  • Peter Claes – Febeliec
  • Philippe Alboort – Arcelor Mittal
  • Saartje Swinnen – Essenscia
  • Jo Robbelein – FOD Economy
  • Kristof Sleurs – Elia
  • Juan Vazquez – Fluxys

Please note the event will be held in English.


9 May 2023, 12.00 – 16.30


Thor Central
Thor Park 8000
3600 Genk


  • 12.00 – 13.00: Sandwich lunch and welcome coffee @ Thor Park
  • 13.00 – 13.05: Welcome by Ronnie Belmans, Advisor To The Board - EnergyVille
  • 13.05 – 13.45: Introduction to the EPOC project by Pieter Vingerhoets, EnergyVille/VITO
  • 13.45 – 14.30: 13 EPOC pitches of 3 minutes each, session Chair: Joachim John (EnergyVille/imec)
    • District heating optimization tool: Robbe Salenbien, EnergyVille/VITO
    • The built environment databases: Yixiao Ma, EnergyVille/VITO
    • Technologies in the chemical sector: Talieh Rajabloo, EnergyVille/UHasselt
    • Hydrogen parameters: Michel Honselaar, Waterstofnet
    • Import/export of electricity scenarios: Wout Behaeghel, UGent
    • The future of transport: Inge Mayeres, Transport & Mobility Leuven
    • The regional TIMES model: Léo Coppens, ICEDD
    • The meteorogical Dunkelflaute: Francois Duchene, RMI
    • Models for security of supply of electricity production: Sebastian Gonzato, EnergyVille/KU Leuven
    • Machine learning for Security of Supply: Efthymios Karangelos – Uliège
    • Scarcity pricing market models: Jacques Cartuyvels, UCL
    • Modeling strategic behavior of market players: Jérémie Bottieau, UMons
    • Market inefficiencies: Anibal Sanjab, EnergyVille/VITO
    • Consumer based models: Julien Garcia Arenas, ULB
  • 14.30 – 15.15: Coffee break & Poster session
  • 15.15 – 16.30: Panel session: long-term security of supply for industry in Belgium, Moderation: Pieter Vingerhoets (EnergyVille/VITO)
    • Jan Mertens, Engie
    • Peter Claes, Febeliec
    • Philippe Alboort, Arcelor Mittal
    • Saartje Swinnen, Essenscia
    • Jo Robbelein, FOD Economy
    • Kristof Sleurs, Elia
    • Juan Vazquez – Fluxys
  • 16.30 – 17.30 : Networking reception

Interested in joining? You are more than welcome to.
You can register using the form below.

Do you perhaps know of other potential interested parties? If so, please do not hesitate to forward this invitation. They are welcome too!