programme

Programme

  • Overview

  • Day 1

    25 May 2021

  • Day 2

    26 May 2021

  • Day 3

    27 May 2021

  • Day 4

    28 May 2021

Day 1 - 25th May

09:30-11:00

Opening session

11:05-12:30

From here to 2030

14:00-15:05

EU ETS reform - one step at a time

15:15-16:15

24/7 renewable energy - accelerating grid decarbonisation

16:00-17:00

Private roundtable: Digital Utilities - from good to great through human acceleration

Day 2 - 26th May

09:30-11:00

Rewriting the grid for our future together: Strengthening the distribution backbone of our power system

11:00-11:05

Ana Aguado scholarship award ceremony

14:00-14:55

Market design for investments

15:15-16:15

Generation X, Y, Z - how to adapt to the generation shift and the new digital, social customer?

16:00-17:00

Private roundtable: E-mobility - smart EV charging management platforms and solutions

Day 3 - 27th May

09:30-10:40

Sector integration - common future, shared challenges, new synergies

13:00-14:00

Private roundtable: Sustainable Grid: Decarbonisation from theory to practice

14:00-15:00

Grid flexibility - Enabler of a clean energy future

15:15-16:10

Hydrogen: the matchmaker of the energy system?

16:00-17:30

Private roundtable: The European Hydropower Investment Gap

Day 4 - 28th May

09:30-10:35

Filling in the investment gap

12:30-13:30

Private roundtable: Offshore: The New Frontier

14:00-15:10

Digitalisation in the DSO of the future - Threats and Opportunities

15:15-16:10

Ultra-fast charging – how to deploy charging infrastructure networks across Europe

16:10-17:10

Closing session: Presidency Dialogue & Conclusions


09:30-11.00

Opening session

Kristian Ruby
Welcome address

Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric
Pat O'Doherty
Introduction

Pat O'Doherty

Chief Executive, ESB & Outgoing President of Eurelectric
Taoiseach Micheál  Martin
Keynote

Taoiseach Micheál Martin

Prime Minister, Ireland
Erna Solberg
Interview conducted by Connie Hedegaard

Erna Solberg

Prime Minister, Norway
Connie  Hedegaard

Connie Hedegaard

Former EU Commissioner Climate Action
Frans  Timmermans
Keynote

Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, EC
Dan  Jørgensen
Keynote

Dan Jørgensen

Danish Minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities

11:00-11:05

Break


11:05-12:30

From here to 2030 – how do we get fit for 55?

The EU is set to increase its GHG emission reduction target to at least 55% by 2030. With less than ten years to go, the electricity industry will need to invest significantly in clean power generation and transition-enabling solutions to facilitate cost-effective decarbonisation. This will also contribute to the sustainable development of the EU economy with competitively priced clean electricity.

The next decade will be crucial to ensure that European society reaps the benefits of decarbonised electricity. The electrification rate figures in the Impact Assessment for the 2030 Climate Target Plan are disappointing. The appropriate policy framework should be in place as quickly as possible to accelerate the electrification and decarbonisation of end-use sectors.

The session will address the following questions:

  • What are the main business, policy and technology challenges for this electric decade?
  • How do we ensure regulatory frameworks support the energy transition in the power sector?
  • How do we ensure investments are aligned with decarbonisation goals?
Kristian Ruby
Introduction & moderation by

Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric
Jean-Bernard Lévy
Keynote

Jean-Bernard Lévy

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EDF Group, President of Eurelectric
Jean-Marc  Ollagnier
Report on the "Electric Decade"

Jean-Marc Ollagnier

CEO, Accenture Europe
Ignacio S. Galán
Q & A

Ignacio S. Galán

Chairman and CEO, Iberdrola
Cristian-Silviu  Busoi
Panelists

Cristian-Silviu Busoi

MEP
Markus  Rauramo

Markus Rauramo

President & CEO, Fortum
Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Club of Rome President & Chair, DGR&I Think Tank ESIR, EC
Laurence Tubiana

Laurence Tubiana

CEO, European Climate Foundation
Hans  van Steen

Hans van Steen

Adviser to the Director, Research, Innovation & Energy Efficiency, DG ENER, EC

12:30-14:00

Break


14:00-15:05

EU ETS reform - one step at a time

EU ETS is one of the key instruments to meet the 2030 and 2050 climate goals. This session will look at are the key elements of concern for the power sector going forward:

- Strengthening the EU ETS - what is really needed for industry and energy sectors
- Extension of the trading scheme to other sectors such as maritime, road transport, heating etc
- How could the revenues be best spent to tackle the climate urgency
- Carbon pricing and trading in an international setting

Sponsored by:

David Bryson
Welcome address & Keynote

David Bryson

COO & Chief Sustainability Officer, Uniper
Andrei Marcu
Panel introduction & moderation

Andrei Marcu

Founder & Executive Director, ERCST
Beatriz Yordi
Panelists

Beatriz Yordi

Director European & International Carbon Markets, DG CLIMA, EC
Emma  Pinchbeck

Emma Pinchbeck

CEO, Energy UK
Georgios Stassis

Georgios Stassis

Chairman & CEO, PPC S.A.

15.15-16:15

24/7 Carbon-free energy - accelerating grid decarbonisation through corporate energy procurement strategies

Corporate sourcing of decarbonised energy may not necessarily coincide with a reduction in CO2 emissions. In order to fully decarbonise electricity consumption, consumption needs to be matched with generation of carbon-free electricity on a 24/7 basis, until, or unless the grid has zero carbon intensity.

  • Is the regulatory framework suitable to encourage corporates on that path?
  • What are the decarbonised flexibility options to reach 24/7 carbon-free energy?
  • What data are needed? How do you ensure increased transparency?

Sponsored by:

Bruce  Douglas
Welcome & moderation

Bruce Douglas

Communications & Business Director, Eurelectric
Amanda  Peterson Corio
Setting the Scene

Amanda Peterson Corio

Principal, Energy & Global Infrastructure, Google
Henrik Dam
Panelists

Henrik Dam

Policy Officer, DG ENER, EC
Hannah Hunt

Hannah Hunt

Impact Director, RE-Source Platform
Simone Accornero

Simone Accornero

Energy leader & CEO, FlexiDAO
Sébastien de Menten

Sébastien de Menten

Intrapreneur 24/7 sustainable solutions Engie

16:15-17:15

Private roundtable on Digital Utilities - from good to great through human acceleration (invitation only)

Tackling the energy transition by “being digital” as opposed to just “doing digital” will not only help us to thrive in the new energy world but also to capture true long-term value. Being digital demands that you deploy technology at speed and innovate at scale. But to be truly successful in building digital and innovation foundations in the very DNA of an organisation requires the involvement and empowerment of people. This roundtable will draw experience from digital leaders on:

  • Putting humans at the centre of digital strategies
  • Developing experiences that matter for customers and employees alike
  • Capabilities to accelerate your digital transformation

Sponsored by Part of the DIGITOPIA series


09:30-11:00

Rewriting the grid for our future together: Strengthening the distribution backbone of our power system for the energy transition

Distribution grids are a critical enabler of the digital and energy transition. They ensure a continuous and reliable electricity flow, integrate the majority of renewable energy sources and enable the creation of new services for consumers. However, with the energy transition now accelerating they must be fit for purpose to meet tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.

Join us to find out:

  • How DSOs are moving towards an increasingly decentralised and digitalised management of the grid
  • How can we ensure supply continuity and cost-effectiveness to final customers?
  • How should policy makers best align the current regulatory framework?
  • What will be the new institutional setting with the EU DSO Entity coming on scene?
  • How can cost-efficient investments be fit-for-purpose in an increasingly decarbonised power system?

Hosted by

Ed Jarvis
Welcome & moderation

Ed Jarvis

Thought Leadership Manager, Power Systems & Services, Schneider Electric
Frédéric  Godemel
Keynote

Frédéric Godemel

Executive VP, Power Systems & Services, Schneider Electric
Catharina Sikow-Magny
Short Interview

Catharina Sikow-Magny

Director, Internal Energy Market, European Commission
Antonio  Cammisecra
Panelists

Antonio Cammisecra

Head, Global Infrastructure & Networks, Enel
Stefano Grassi

Stefano Grassi

Head -Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson - Energy
Jean-Marc  Moulin

Jean-Marc Moulin

Transmission & Distribution VP GE Digital’s Grid Software
Jutta Paulus

Jutta Paulus

MEP
Marianne Laigneau

Marianne Laigneau

CEO, Enedis
Christophe Grudler

Christophe Grudler

MEP

11:00-11:05

Ana Aguado scholarship award ceremony


14:00-14:55

Market design for investments

This sub-session will present the findings of a study carried out on EU Wholesale Market Design. The panellists will discuss the possible solutions and how market design can support the target of 55% CO2 reduction.

Sponsored by:

Simone  Mori
Welcome

Simone Mori

Head of Europe, Enel Group
Siobhan Hall
Moderator

Siobhan Hall

Freelance EU energy & climate journalist
Fabien Roques
Study results on market design

Fabien Roques

Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon
Guido  Bortoni
Response by

Guido Bortoni

Senior Adviser, Regulatory, Green Transition & Energy System Integration, DG ENER, EC
Christophe Gence-Creux
Panelists

Christophe Gence-Creux

Head of Electricity department, ACER
Catherine  Bauby

Catherine Bauby

Group Strategy Senior Vice President, EDF
Leonardo Meeus

Leonardo Meeus

Executive Deputy Director, Online Affairs, Florence School of Regulation
Lari Järvenpää

Lari Järvenpää

Head of Market Intelligence, Fortum

15:00-15:05

Break


15:15-16:15

Generation X, Y, Z - how to adapt to the generation shift and the new digital, social customer?

In the next 10 years, in most European countries, the population demographics of energy company customers is going to shift towards a younger, more digital, more social group. The industry has been too slow at recognising this shift and with the emergence of renewable generation, storage, EVs and new market entrants there is an increasing risk that legacy organisations, channels and business models will appear, and even become, redundant to this new, and growing customer base.

Sponsored by: & in collaboration with

Part of the 15 pledges to customers series

Paddy Young
Welcome & moderation

Paddy Young

Director Enlit Europe
Mike Ballard
Keynote

Mike Ballard

VP, Utilities Industry Strategy, Oracle
Darius  Maikštėnas
Panelists

Darius Maikštėnas

Chair of the Board, CEO, Ignitis Group
Ana Paula  Marques

Ana Paula Marques

Executive Board Director of EDP, CEO of EDP Produção
Darya Mustafayeva

Darya Mustafayeva

Advisor Retail Markets, Eurelectric
Annabel de Gheldere

Annabel de Gheldere

Investment Advisor, Energy Investment Management

16:15-17:15

Private roundtable on E-mobility - smart EV charging management platforms and solutions (invitation only)

In a world with exponential growth of electric vehicles (EV) companies start to strongly consider ways to optimise grid utilisation. The grids are the carrier of decarbonisation and also the enabler of electric mobility. Connecting EVs to the grid can unlock a set of value propositions for vehicle owners, utilities and more. The private executive roundtable discussion will look at the value of flexibility as well as specific project use cases. There is abundance of technologies and solutions fit to enable a new market opportunity spurring from EV charging.

Sponsored by Part of the eVision series


09:30-10:40

Sector integration - common future, shared challenges, new synergies

The European Union is preparing the ground for a more circular and interconnected energy system, ready to bring together sustainable activities, valuable technologies and agile grids. This ongoing shift requires to break the silo-minded approach. Following this movement, the European Commission released its holistic strategy for an integrated energy system tackling, for the first time, all the different components of the energy system with electricity at its core.

Join the discussion to know more about the energy system of tomorrow.

Sponsored by

Marion Labatut
Welcome & moderation

Marion Labatut

Deputy Director European Affairs - Head of Brussels office, EDF
Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński
Keynote

Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński

Polish Undersecretary of State
Daniele Agostini

Daniele Agostini

Head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies, Enel
Thomas Nowak

Thomas Nowak

Secretary General, EHPA
Kerstin Andreae

Kerstin Andreae

Chairwoman, Management Board & Board of Directors Member, BDEW
Christian  Rynning-Tønnesen

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen

President & CEO, Statkraft
Pawel Straczynski

Pawel Straczynski

CEO TAURON, Member of PKEE Management Board

10:45-13:00

Break


13:00-14:00

Private roundtable: Sustainable Grid: Decarbonisation from theory to practice

Grid sustainability through decarbonization is central to achieving distribution grid operator objectives and broader climate goals. It is also increasingly linked to business performance. The purpose of this roundtable is to share each of our unique viewpoints on grid decarbonization and uncover perspectives that can help Europe chart the grid of the future together. Join this private conversation to spotlight your vision, ambition, and priority actions to start changing the future today.

Sponsored by


14:00-15:00

Grid flexibility - Enabler of a clean energy future

Decarbonisation of heat, transport and industry is possible through electrification and increased use of renewables in the power sector. The related increase in demand will place new pressures on grid flexibility, characterised by the arrival of new flexibility needs coupled with the departure of traditional providers of flexibility.

  • Who are the potential flexibility buyers ?
  • What are the concrete challenges to enhance the potential of flexibility?
  • What are the numerous developments regarding flexibility procurement, notably for newly electrified industries?

Sponsored by:

Stephen  Woodhouse
Keynote & moderation

Stephen Woodhouse

Director, AFRY Management Consulting
Frédéric  Wauquiez
Panelists

Frédéric Wauquiez

Solution Director Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Orchestration, GE Digital’s Grid Software
Christian Todem

Christian Todem

Head of Unit Market Management, HBV,
Ellen Diskin

Ellen Diskin

Head of Active System Management project, ESB Networks
Devrim Celal

Devrim Celal

CEO, Upside Energy

15:00-15:05

Break


15:15-16:10

Hydrogen: the matchmaker of the energy system?

Hydrogen is the simplest chemical element on Earth but provides important opportunities to reach the EU’s climate goals. When the direct use of electrons is not feasible of efficient, hydrogen can be used as an energy carrier or as a feedstock in a range of applications in different sectors of the economy: transportation, power, industry, and buildings.

Join our panel and engage with us on how best to support the deployment of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen at EU level, from an economic and legislative perspectives. Three key aspects will be discussed into more details:

  • Sector coupling – How hydrogen can support the integration of variable renewable energy sources into the system, as a decarbonised energy carrier for the hard-to-electrify sectors and the storage solutions it can provide.
  • Electrolysis – The electricity industry can offer many services to support hydrogen development in Europe, especially with the electrolysis of water to produce clean hydrogen.
  • European Clean Hydrogen Alliance – Understand the activities and deliverables of this Alliance, structured along the various end-uses of hydrogen.

Sponsored by:

David Bryson
Welcome address & Keynote

David Bryson

COO & Chief Sustainability Officer, Uniper
Wytse  Kaastra
Panel introduction & moderation

Wytse Kaastra

Global Energy Retail Lead, Europe Utilities Lead, Accenture
Alfred Hoffmann
Panelists

Alfred Hoffmann

Managing Director, Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH
Medy  van der Laan

Medy van der Laan

President, Energie Nederland
Joaquim  Nunes de Almeida

Joaquim Nunes de Almeida

Director for Mobility & energy intensive industries, DG GROW, EC
Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich

Chairman & CEO, Liebreich Associates
Walburga  Hemetsberger

Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO, SolarPower Europe

16:00-17:30

Private Roundtable: The European Hydropower Investment Gap (invitation only)

According to the European Commission 2030 target plan impact assessment hydropower generation needs to grow by 10% and pumped hydropower storage capacity needs to grow by 40% to reach the 2030 climate targets. The investments into hydropower, outlined in the national energy and climate plans (NECPs), will not be enough to reach the required levels. What policies at national and EU level are in place to fill this investment gap?

We will challenge the roundtable participants around two questions:

  1. How can the EU ensure investments into hydropower, needed for the energy transition?
  2. How can the member states ensure enough investment in hydropower is taking place? 

09.30-10.35

Filling the investment gap - Building bridges between power sector, financial players and public investors

The Green Deal and more ambitious decarbonisation targets will require larger investment needs for large scale direct electrification and decarbonisation of the power sector in the next decade. Reaching these investment levels will require the involvement of all traditional actors such as power companies, governments, consumers, but also a better activation of private and institutional investors. The power sector stands at the forefront of the decarbonisation challenge and has the opportunity to play a key role in increasing sustainable investment flow.

Join this session to learn:

  • How can the mismatch between the available capital and the investment levels needed in the electricity sector be solved?
  • What “fit for investment” framework does the power sector need to deliver on 2030 targets and speed up the flow of investments?
  • How to ensure consistency between public, corporate and private investments?

Hosted by

Grainne Seoige
Welcome & moderation

Grainne Seoige

Television Broadcaster
Mairead  McGuinness
Keynote

Mairead McGuinness

EU Commissioner Financial services & stability & Capital Markets Union
Pat O'Doherty
Panelists

Pat O'Doherty

Chief Executive, ESB & Outgoing President of Eurelectric
Lawrence  Slade

Lawrence Slade

CEO, GIIA
Marilyn  Ceci

Marilyn Ceci

Managing Director, Global Head ESG Debt Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan
Nancy Saich

Nancy Saich

Chief Climate Change Expert, EIB and Member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance
Ditlev Engel

Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV

11:00-12:30

Break


12:30-13:30

Private roundtable on Offshore: The New Frontier (invitation only)

Offshore wind is now a mature and large-scale technology with a high-capacity factor and falling costs. Europe is a leader in offshore wind development. A whopping 25-fold increase in EU’s offshore wind capacity is expected by mid-century. That means benefiting from 300 GW of offshore wind, up from today’s 12 GW. Eurelectric would like to engage with you and discuss on how best to support the deployment of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen at EU level, from an economic and legislative perspective.


14.00 - 15:10

Digitalisation in the DSO of the Future - Threats and Opportunities

The DSO obviously plays a critical role in the energy transition. There will be tremendous infrastructure development requirements associated with electrification goals and integrating local resources will be critical to optimise these investments and meet overall system flexibility requirements. Digitilisation is the key to efficient investment and management of this future infrastructure. Advanced metering, widespread sensors, communication infrastructure, data management, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence will all be critical to this future grid.

  • What are the critical challenges in realising this vision?
  • What communication infrastructure will facilitate this digitalisation?
  • What technologies are needed?
  • How will we make sure this infrastructure is implemented taking cyber security requirements into account?

Sponsored by: Part of the Connecting the dots series

Knud Pedersen
Welcome

Knud Pedersen

Chair, Eurelectric Distribution & Market Facilitation Committee - Chief Regulatory Officer, Andel
Mark  McGranaghan
Keynote & moderation

Mark McGranaghan

EPRI Fellow at EPRI Europe
Paddy Hayes
Panelists

Paddy Hayes

Managing Director, ESB Networks
Hilary O'Meara

Hilary O'Meara

Managing Director, Accenture Ireland
Ioannis  Vlachos

Ioannis Vlachos

Energy Markets Lead, Energy Web
Clara Poletti

Clara Poletti

Commissioner, Autorità di Regolazione per Energia Reti e Ambiente and Chair of ACER Board of Regulator

15:00-15:05

Break


15:15 -16:10

Ultra-fast Charging: how to deploy charging infrastructure networks across Europe

The e-mobility revolution is at full speed and it requires adequate charge to become mainstream.

Technology evolution has allowed us to charge electric vehicles very fast but not many of the chargers are able to provide high power. In early 2020, less than 25,000 of Europe charging stations are considered fast. Billions of investment in ultra-fast charging points is needed to get where we need to be. Developing a smart network with adequate technology is key to empower businesses and customers alike.

Switching to electric requires a success story and so far fast charging hubs are providing the needed impetus. However, there is a need to accelerate the deployment with the current prospects for massive influx of vehicles.

Sponsored by

Julia Poliscanova
Welcome & moderation

Julia Poliscanova

Senior Director, Vehicles and Emobility, T&E
Elena Rodriguez
Keynote

Elena Rodriguez

Head of E-mobility, Ormazabal
Jesus Lopez
Panelists

Jesus Lopez

Public Charging Business Development Manager, Iberdrola
Ismail Ertug

Ismail Ertug

MEP
Christopher Burghardt

Christopher Burghardt

President, ChargeUp Europe
Alexander Junge

Alexander Junge

Electrification Director Germany, BP Europa SE

16:10-17:10

Presidency Dialogue & Concluding Remarks

Kristian Ruby
Introduction & moderation by

Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric
Francesco Starace
Fireside chat

Francesco Starace

Chief Executive Officer & General Manager, Enel S.p.A.
Pat O'Doherty

Pat O'Doherty

Chief Executive, ESB & Outgoing President of Eurelectric
Jean-Bernard Lévy
New Presidency

Jean-Bernard Lévy

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EDF Group, President of Eurelectric
Corina Popescu

Corina Popescu

CEO of Electrica SA, Vice-President of Eurelectric
Leonhard  Birnbaum

Leonhard Birnbaum

Chairman of the Board and CEO of E.ON SE, Vice-President of Eurelectric
Kadri Simson
Closing Keynote

Kadri Simson

EU Commissioner for Energy
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