Day 1
Monday, September 17th
10:00 - 17:00
Day 1
Main Conference
CC3 Room 1.3
Editor in Chief
The Energy Industry Times
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

Join us to discuss the current state of the sector and how it will adapt to a changing global energy landscape.

Day 1 is chaired by Junior Isles, Editor in Chief, The Energy Industry Times.

Editor in Chief
The Energy Industry Times
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

With addresses from:

Mr. Joan Herrera, Director General of IDAE (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de Energía

Mrs Maria Àngels Chacón, Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge. Generalitat de Catalunya

 

 

Minister for Business and Knowledge
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

How will the global energy mix shift and change over the next 30 years? Will reality live up to aims and expectations?

Chief Economist
International Energy Agency
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

How are the boardrooms of leading energy companies reacting and proactively driving the transition to a low-carbon system?

  • What is necessary to encourage the shift to cleaner energy generation, and what will the energy mix of tomorrow look like?
  • How are energy networks evolving, and how are they driving the transition?
  • How can energy storage technology development be accelerated to help adapt the grid to the changing energy mix?
  • What does the change to a distributed model mean to the industry?

Moderator: Betsy Reed, Sustainability Strategy & Engagement Consultant​, Big Sky Strategic Communications​

Executive Vice President, Research & Technology and Innovation
Engie
COO Offshore & CDO
EDP Renováveis
Managing Director
A T Kearney Energy Transition Institute
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

What lessons can be learned from the experiences of countries around the world?

  • Which regions are leading the renewable energy market?
  • What is the role of cities in encouraging clean energy initiatives?
  • How can renewable energy be used to alleviate the energy poverty?
  • Where are the energy opportunities in emerging regions?

Moderator: Junior Isles, Editor in Chief, The Energy Industry Times

Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board
TenneT
Chairman
Abu Dhabi Department of Energy
Directora de Projectes
Agència d’Energia de Barcelona
Power Generation Engineer
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
  • Alpha Energy, Telefonica's power distribution moonshot
  • What solutions are available to deal with energy poverty around the world?
  • How can innovation be accelerated in the distribution sector?
  • What needs to happen to achieve sustainable energy distribution?
Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Energy
Alpha
13:25 - 14:40
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

Policy will always move reactively to technological developments. How can policy makers and regulators work with industry to ensure that this reactive nature of policy making does not hinder progress?

Director of the Sustainable Energy Division
UNECE
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

How will industry and governments create an enabling environment to help ensure clean, reliable and affordable energy?

  • What is the role of national, regional and local governments in encouraging the uptake of renewable energy?
  • Will carbon pricing and emission trading schemes play a central role in the shift to clean energy?
  • How can energy auctions, feed-in tariff, subsidies, capacity mechanisms and other instruments be used to enable the energy transition?

Moderated by Mark Radka, Chief Energy & Climate Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment

Commissioner
US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bharat Light & Power
Head, Energy & Climate Branch, Economy Division
UN Environment
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

How can governments, regulators and governing bodies create the required infrastructure?

  • How will these critical bodies at national, subnational and local levels work together, and share ideas and best practice to build viable smart networks?
  • What funding mechanisms need to be put in place to finance the building of smart networks infrastructure?
  • How can regulators ensure fair and competitive pricing?

Moderated by: Santiago Blanco, Director & Area Manager, DNV GL

Director and Area Manager
DNV GL
Advisor to the CEO of EDP Distribuição & Chairman, EDSO for Smart Grids
EDP Distribuição
Planning and Regulation Director, Networks Business
Iberdrola
Member of the Board
ENTSO-E
Innovation & Technology Centre Director
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Day 2
Tuesday, September 18th
10:00 - 17:15
Day 2
Main Conference
CC3 Room 1.3
Energy Storage & Microgrid Engineer
Infratec
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

Meet decision-makers across the finance, investment and energy industry will meet to debate mechanisms to fund clean energy development, and the new business models of the sector.

Day 2 Chairperson
Energy Storage & Microgrid Engineer
Infratec
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

An interactive session with a leading industry expert.

Head of Portfolio Management
Caisse des Dépôts (CDC)
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

What is the business case for the current global shift in the way investors and financial institutions approach energy investment?

  • What are the financial risks and opportunities of the low-carbon transition?
  • Why should companies and investors shift to clean and renewable energy?
  • How can shareholders engage with corporate companies and drive the uptake of clean energy over fossil fuels?

Moderated by Salman Khan, Senior Power Market Analyst, Genscape

Investment Director
GE Ventures
Director
Foresight Group
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Infrastructure Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Senior Power Market Analyst
Genscape
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

Decision-makers from traditional energy organisations and new market entrants will meet to discuss the new business models of the power and energy sector. Topics will include decentralisation, energy efficiency, the decarbonisation of the transport sector and how gas and renewables can collaborate.

 

12:05 - 12:20
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Secretary General
eurelectric
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

How will the growing decentralisation of power change the face of the industry in the next 30 years?

  • What are the new energy retail business models?
  • Who are the new energy market entrants and what do they bring to the table?
  • What is the role of consumers in the shift to a decentralised model?
  • How are industry incumbents reacting to this possible step-change?
  • What lessons can new and traditional industry players learn from each other?

Moderated by: Carmen Gimeno, Secretary General, GEODE

Co-Founder and Executive President
Holaluz
Chief Executive Officer
Open Utility
Vice President, Head Region Europe, Sales Power Plants
MAN Energy Solutions
Secretary General
GEODE
13:00 - 14:15
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

How should gas and renewable energy companies evolve and collaborate for a low-carbon economy?

  • Is gas the perfect bed-fellow for renewables in a drive towards a low-carbon environment?
  • How do gas and electricity storage cope with the issue of renewable energy intermittency?
  • If flexibility of back-up capacity to solar and wind is to grow, what are the implications for gas infrastructure development?
  • What policy steps need to be taken to support this relationship?

Moderated by: Lisa Fischer, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G

Managing Director
Westnetz GmbH
Chief Power Development Officer
JERA
Senior Policy Advisor
E3G
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

How is the demand-side driving innovation in the energy sector?

  • How are energy companies adapting to the evolution towards an increasingly consumer-centric industry?
  • What is the role of aggregators in the new energy realm?
  • How can demand-response solutions help increase energy efficiency?

Moderated by: Fernando Garcia Martinez, Technology Innovation Project Portfolio Manager, Naturgy

Director
Catalan Institute of Energy (ICAEN), Government of Catalonia
Chief Communications Officer, Communication & Market Research
Next Kraftwerke
Technology Innovation Project Portfolio Manager
Naturgy
Member of the Management Team
Som Energia
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

What is necessary for the transport sector to decarbonise across industries?

  • What are the alternatives to using fossil fuels - how do gas, hydrogen and biofuels fit into the new mix?
  • What is the role of regional and city governments in accelerating the decarbonisation of the transport sector?
  • Electrification - what is required for the creation of a reliable, affordable and easy-to-use infrastructure for supply of energy?
  • How can the industry accelerate battery storage innovation and lower technology costs?

Moderated by: Albert Cheung, Head of Global Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Managing Director
Vattenfall Europe Innovation
Director / Head of Representation
Representació de la Comissió Europea a Barcelona
Head of Global Analysis
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

Energy and power industry players, investment decision-makers, corporates and policy-makers and regulators need to collaborate for the energy transition to accelerate. As a conclusion to the Global Power & Energy Leaders' Summit, what will global power look like in 2050? What will be the disruptor of tomorrow?

Moderator: Dolf Gielen, Innovation & Technology Centre Director, IRENA

Managing Director
A T Kearney Energy Transition Institute
Chairman of Executive Committee & Chief Executive Officer
Encevo S.A.
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Energy Storage & Microgrid Engineer
Infratec
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3
Day 3
Wednesday, September 19th
10:00 - 17:00
Day 3
Main Conference
Research Director
Lux Research
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3

Join experts in digital technologies and energy to discuss the role of disruptive technologies in the transition to a cleaner and more efficient energy system.

Day Chair: Arij van Berkel, Research Director, Lux Research

Day 3 Sponsor: Lux Research

Research Director
Lux Research
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13

A leading Futurist lays out how the world will change over the next decades and how the transformation of the energy sector will fit into and drive that change.

Chairwoman
FutuRed
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13

What will the utility of the future look like, considering the increasing digitalisation of the power and energy sector?

Moderator: Arij van Berkel, Research Director, Lux Research

Business Development Lead
Energy Web Foundation
VPP Senior Operations & Delivery Manager
E.ON
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13

What does digitalisation mean to the energy industry?

  • What approaches are utilities taking to the digitalisation of the industry? Is it an adjustment or transformation?
  • Does digitalisation leave incumbents at a disadvantage and what tactics are utilities using to transition from an asset and operations focus to a customer and data focus?
  • What impact will digitalisation have on the end-user?
  • What is the role of automation in building reliable smart networks?
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
WePower
Digital Leader Renewables
Innogy SE
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
Delegate Lunch Area
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13

How will Big Data and Analytics transform the energy sector and the way energy-related information is processed and conceived in the next coming years?

  • How will Big Data make the goal of near-instantaneous matching of supply and demand across a network a reality?
  • On the consumer side, is Big Data the answer to self-regulation of energy and therefore cross network demand control?
  • How will the increasing use of analytics technologies change network management, monitoring and performance?

Moderated by: Juan Miguel Gomez, Managing Partner, NIMBEO

Director of the Digital Factory
Enedis
Head of Data Analysis Group
Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST)
Managing Partner
Nimbeo
Business Development Manager
Instituto de Ingenieria del Conocimiento (IIC)
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13

The energy industry has been slow to the digital transformation party. Many industries with synergies and parallel challenges are at various stages along the transformation curve. What lessons can be learned from the experiences of those who have journeyed further down the digitalisation path?

13:20 - 14:35
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
Delegate Lunch Area
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13

How can companies overcome the challenges that are intertwined with the increasing amount of collated data?

  • What are the implications of automated analysis and processes allowing data to be processed and used at breakneck speed?
  • How can companies and individuals ensure privacy and security in the new digital era?
  • How can companies use network management software to integrate networking teams within their company’s security response framework?
Director Operations
The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS)
Digital Leader Renewables
Innogy SE
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13

Meet innovative start-ups and discover the new digital technology solutions that will change the future of energy.

Business & CSR Manager
We Now
Business Developer
Cryo Pur
Chief Executive Officer
EndeF Engineering
CEO
TECNOTURBINES
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13

Pioneering minds from across the energy sector bring together the myriad emerging digital technologies on both the supply and demand sides and explain how they are positioning themselves for this new energy landscape.

Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer
Iberdrola
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 13
16:15 - 16:15
Plenary
Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
CC3 Room 1.3