2022 Edition

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After three busy days in Frankfurt, our key takeaway was: by all means talk, but let's make sure it leads to action!

Read below the main stories from the 2022 edition of Enlit Europe, download the post-event report, browse through the photo gallery, and check out the speaker list and what our attendees and partners said about the event.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!






Event Stories

Day 1

Day 1

Enlit Europe 2022 Opening Keynote 29 November    

Opening Keynote Takeaways: Ukraine crisis hits home

Sasha Twining, the moderator of the exclusive Enlit Europe Opening Keynote, talks to Enlit's content director Nigel Blackaby about the main talking points from a captivating session, including the chilling realities of the war in Ukraine.


Enlit Europe 2022 Greg Jackson  

Fossil fuel addiction - the biggest threat to energy transition, says Octopus Energy CEO

"Energy doesn't need to be boring anymore", said Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy, after D-TEK project manager Vadym Utkin highlighted the risks our existing energy system has created by encouraging an overreliance on fossil fuels, and in turn, giving regimes power.


Connect Studio Interview Energy Act for Ukraine  

Connect Studio Interview:
Ukraine non-profit marks renewables milestone with school project

Non-profit organisation Energy Act for Ukraine has reached a milestone in its bid to equip schools in the war-torn country with renewable energy to ensure they can stay open even when power is down. 


Day 2

Day 2

Enlit Europe 2022 Hans Kortweg COGEN Europe  

Cogeneration as key to energy transition

In an exclusive interview at the Enlit Studio, Pamela Largue talks to Hans Korteweg from COGEN Europe about the critical role of cogeneration and achieving efficiency and net zero targets.



Enlit Europe 2022 Industrial Clusters    

Industrial clusters’ contribution to net zero stifled by funding deficit

The panel at the Evolve Stage comprised of Chris Peeters, CEO of Elia Group, Roland Roesch, deputy director Innovation and Technology Centre at IRENA, Hans Korteweg, managing director of COGEN Europe, and Sven Goethals, business development director at Tractebel Engie, focused on the important role of industrial clusters in reaching net zero targets.  



Enlit Europe 2022 Aurelie Beauvais  

The Hub Sessions were buzzing

"There could not be a better time to speak at Enlit Europe, shedding light on the compelling benefits of heating & cooling networks for heating decarbonisation and Sector Coupling!"

Aurélie Beauvais, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power


Enlit Europe 2022 Italian Pavilions  

Consul General of Italy visits Italian pavilions

The Consul General of Italy, Mr Andrea Esteban Sama, accompanied by the Director of the ITA Office in Berlin and Enlit’s Italy Country Manager, today visited the two Italian pavilions organised by ITA-Italian Trade Agency in collaboration with ANIMA Confindustria and Federazione ANIE on the occasion of Enlit Europe 2022 here at Messe Frankfurt.  The closeness of the institutions towards the Italian exhibiting companies is always highly appreciated and Italy, with its solutions and innovations on display, confirms the fundamental contribution to winning the challenge of energy transition together. The Enlit team is proud to be able to welcome all Italian companies and to be able to contribute to the promotion of "Made in Italy" solutions for a better and sustainable future.


Enlit Europe 2022 SAP social media post  

Seen on socials

"It‘s all about the team, our culture and passion we share for #utilities & our customers! We want to play our part and make it happen. Jointly."

Daniela Sellmann, Global VP & Head of Industry Business Unit Utilities at SAP 



Enlit Europe 2022 Lidia Aviles winner of the Enlit bike  

Lidia Aviles is the winner of the Enlit bike

Lidia is the Director of Operations at Long Duration Energy Storage Council, European Climate Pact Ambassador, and also the winner of the Enlit bike.

We thank everyone who shared their #IAmEnlit selfies!



Day 3

Day 3

Enlit Europe Mitigating energy risks in Europe    

Mitigating energy risks in Europe

In an exclusive interview at the Enlit Studio, Martin Vladimirov, Director, Energy and Climate Program, Center for the Study of Democracy, explained that in the past nine months an energy security divide has been growing between grand European objectives of the Green Deal and national priorities, which have become increasingly centered on the preservation of the member state’s own interests. 



Enlit Europe DTEK Vadim Utkin  

‘Putin’s missile barrage on Ukraine’s grid is message to Europe’ - DTEK 

Last week’s attacks on Ukrainian grid infrastructure by Russia - causing a widespread blackout in parts of the country - are a “message to Europe”, according to Vadym Utkin, Energy Storage Lead for DTEK, the largest private investor in Ukraine’s energy industry. Utkin made the statement as he delivered a special opening keynote address. 



Enlit Europe 2022 Initiate Impact Challenges  

Embrace our Future Energy Leaders

Young people are actively looking for careers that have a positive impact on society, with many being attracted to the energy sector for exactly this reason. Enlit's Future Energy Leaders programme drives the participation of young talent in our industry. 

Meet the winners of the EIT InnoEnergy challenge.



Bable Winning Team 

Enlit Europe 2022 Impact Challenges Awards Bable

Basquevolt Winning Team

Enlit Europe 2022 Impact Challenges Awards Basquevolt

EnergyVille Winning Team

Enlit Europe 2022 Impact Challenges Awards EnergyVille

Siemens Energy Winning Team 

Enlit Europe 2022 Impact Challenges Awards Siemens Energy

McKinsey Winning Team

enlit Europe 2022 Initiate EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges McKinsey Winning Team


Enlit Europe 2022 Favio Veronese Enel  

Scale up digitalisation

Presenting GridVerse, Enel’s vision on the metaverse for power grids

In an exclusive interview at the Enlit Studio, Fabio Veronese, Head of Grids Digital Hub at Enel, presents the next steps in the Italian energy giant’s digitalisation journey.



Enlit Europe 2022 Interactive Think Tank  

It is now time to act

Interactive Think Tank: ‘Countdown to 2030’

After an eventful two days of intensive discussion, energy leaders came together in working groups to develop ideas, projects, pilots and an action list to accelerate the transition towards a net zero future. The Think Tank report, following from this session, turned our collaborative learnings into action.

Download the report



Speaker List

Speakers who joined Enlit Europe in 2022

These were the speakers who participated in the Enlit Europe 2022 Programme.

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Heard it in Frankfurt

Read what our attendees said about the event

"One of the actions in pillar 2 will be an investment to create a #digitaltwin of the #European electricity #grid: a sophisticated #VirtualReality model of the European electricity grid."

Vincent Berrutto, Energy4Europe


"Speeding up the energy transition... needs all of us."

Norbert Jung, Vice President of Product and Portfolio Management, Siemens Grid Software


"Our GEODE team is feeling #EnlitEurope⚡ It’s a thrill to finally be here in Frankfurt amongst our vast and global #energy community."



"We are delighted to be part of Enlit Europe and to join established energy players, external disruptors, innovative start-ups and increasingly engaged end-users."



"We should push even more on making our networks smart. There’s no limit on how smart our network can be." 

Vincenzo Gargiulio, Head of Business Solutions & New Services, Bludigit s.p.a.


"Delighted to be at #Enlit2022 here in Frankfurt. Key topic for me is how our industry can urgently industrialise the #energytransition"

Adam Middleton, Vice-President Western Europe, Siemens Energy

"#ERedes delegation @Enlit_Europe Learning, sharing and networking." 

Pedro Godinho Matos, Head Of Business Development - Associate Director of Strategy and Regulation at E-REDES  


"Democratising the energy systems is a complex and fascinating subject - and I believe this is the glue to build true #energyjustice." 

Marine Cornelis, Founder & Executive Director at Next Energy Consumer  


"Being at Enlit Europe is amazing! Not only do we have the opportunity to greet good friends like @Archimedeo from 
@Oracle but also many partners who, like us, have the goal of innovating energy and utilities around the world using the power of data, digital and AI." 



"Day 2 is on ✅ at Enlit Europe. Good discussions happening at our stand 👉 Come and meet the #OneNet partners and get to know more about the project" 

OneNet Project


"Looking forward to more interactions tomorrow and to joining Enlit Europe 2023 in my dear #Paris!" 

Luca Spinosa, Researcher at Enel Foundation


"Board Member Ramon Gallart Fernández represented DSO Entity during today's roundtable “Countdown to 2030” at Enlit Europe. The Think Tank session, introduced by Vince Ebert and moderated by Lorena Skiljan, engaged 100 energy sector delegates from different backgrounds in discussions on how to break barriers and challenge ideas via collaboration on key topics" 

EU DSO Entity


"Great to be back with my friends and colleagues from the energy industry at this most relevant event on Energy Transition and decarbonisation, the Enlit Europe in Frankfurt ." 

Tomaž Orešič, Vice-President & Procurator at Resalta


"The innovation light is on in Europe! Today alongside Initiate, we hosted a selection of start-ups accelerating the energy transition across the electricity supply chain at Enlit Europe in Frankfurt" 



"Vattenfall manages flexibility since 100 years. Thanks, Enlit Europe, for the opportunity to present how trading can support the build out of more storage and batteries to decarbonize our grids." 

Martin Daronnat, Head of Business Development Trading, Vattenfall


"My highlights this year were the learnings out of side conversations and back 2 back meetings with customers, partners and colleagues" 

Luis Morencos, Energy Industry Executive, Microsoft


"Thank you Enlit Europe for a great event. Nice to be here and meet old friends for the second year in a row." 

Yan Tsymbalyuk, Manager, International Affairs, DTEK Grids


"Thanks, Enlit Europe, for an inspiring 2022 edition!" 

Marine Cornelis, Founder & Executive Director at Next Energy Consumer

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