The Global Power & Energy Exhibition (GPEX), taking place in Barcelona, Spain on 17-20 September 2018, will showcase the strategies and technologies needed to adapt to the global transition, and the move towards a more sustainable, low-carbon and smart energy system.

GPEX will establish the framework for the global energy transition, addressing important commercial, regulatory, geopolitical and technical issues impacting the future of the power and energy industry, as well as focus on citizens, as distributed energy generation agents in this new energy model.

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

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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
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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: Richard Forrest, Chairman, A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute

Executive Vice President, Research & Technology and Innovation
Engie
COO Offshore & CDO
EDP Renováveis
Chairman
A T Kearney Energy Transition Institute
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Two inspiring case-studies followed by an in-depth panel discussion:

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?
Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board
TenneT
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How a commercial energy buyer is managing its energy consumption, and what are their strategies and priorities? What is the role of PPAs in the changing energy landscape? How is the shifting approach of commercial energy users affecting the rest of the industry?

13:25 - 14:40
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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
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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?
Commissioner
US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Head of Unit, New Energy Technologies, Innovation & Clean Coal
European Commission
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bharat Light & Power
Head, Energy & Climate Branch, Economy Division
UN Environment
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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?
Director and Area Manager
DNV GL
Executive Vice President Regulation
Iberdrola
General Secretary
ENTSO-E
Advisor to the CEO of EDP Distribuição & Chairman, EDSO for Smart Grids
EDP Distribuição
16:50 - 16:55
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