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Milan Enlit Europe 2020

Our new digital programme format, available from July, gives you access to the energy conversation 365, live or on-demand, from the comfort of your couch or (home) office. Kicking off with Season 1, take in the latest industry content and follow a series or episode of your choice. Check out below which episodes you can already sign up to or watch on demand.

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Enlit Europe Hub Series: New Energy Landscape

Special Episode: 30 innovations for a renewable-powered future

The joint session with Initiate and IRENA will discuss how the 30 innovations identified by IRENA in its “Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future” project are accelerating the energy transition. The episode will stress the importance of a systemic innovation approach, meaning fostering innovation in four dimensions: enabling technologies, business models, market design and system operation. The role of those innovations will be discussed in the context of the ongoing disruptive trends in the power sector: 1) digitalisation, 2) decentralisation and 3) electrification. These trends are changing paradigms, unlocking system flexibility for a high share of VRE penetration. They are changing the roles and responsibilities of actors and opening doors to new entrants in the sector.

Expert presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, during which questions from the live audience will be answered.

Date: Wednesday, 26 August, 17:00-18:30 (CEST)

New Energy Landscape Special Episode IRENA


  • Annagret Groebel, Director of International Relations at the German Regulatory Authority BNetzA; President CEER
  • Dolf Gielen, Director Innovation and Technology, IRENA
  • Enno Böttcher - CEO, NODES
  • João Torres, CEO, EDP Distribuição
  • Maher Chebbo - Co-Chair of the ETIP SNET Digital Energy
  • Michele Governatori - Professor of Environmental Economics and Resource Economics, University Suor Orsola Benincasa
  • Norela Constantinescu, Manager Research & Innovation, ENTSO-E


Enlit Europe Hub Series: Energy Markets

Episode 1: Empowering Consumers in the Energy Markets

As a result of Europe’s energy transition, the need for flexibility is bigger than ever. The role of energy consumers in our energy markets is, therefore, growing in importance. But how do you facilitate the participation of consumers and communities in Energy Markets? How do you combine wholesale markets with new models for local flexibility? And what will the future hold for Consumer community platforms?


  • Massimo Bello, President, Association of Energy Traders and Retailers in Italy (AIGET)
  • Pieter Vanbaelen, Product Manager – Future Market Development, Elia
  • Philippe Vassilopoulos, Director of Product Development, EPEX SPOT
Hub Series Energy Markets Episode 1


  • Michele Governatori, Founder, Derrick Energia

Date: Friday, 28 August, 14:00-15:00 (CEST)

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Data

Episode 1: Interoperability: The cooperative approach

The requirement for device interoperability within the utility sector has been universally recognised for many years, but through the passage of time and the enrichment of experience of such programs the level of interoperability that is expected and the knowledge thereof has increased. Multi-vendor, multi-energy projects are notoriously complicated in any case, and the need for interoperable standards to be well supported and certifiable forms the cornerstone of a successful rollout. However, what is the best way to develop such interoperable specifications, with whom and following what process? This presentation addresses some of the problems and solutions of creating fully certifiable, interoperable standards through a partnership approach using industry lead specification development consortia.

Featuring representatives from the DLMS User Association, the IDIS Association, the OMS Association and other well-known industry representatives, this episode will really get to the bottom of the multi-energy interoperability question and outline what has proved to be a successful approach to interoperability in the real world.

Date: Monday, 31 August, 10:00-11:30 (CEST)

Enlit Europe Hub Series Data Episode 1 Interoperability: The cooperative approach


  • Willem Strabbing, Managing Director, Esmig


  • Davy Michiels, Project Manager Digitale Meters at Fluvius
  • Tony Field, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the DLMS User Association
  • Pieter Coetzee, President, IDIS Association
  • Charles van Dyck, Head of Marketing, OMS


Enlit Europe Hub Series: Grids

Season 2 | Episode 1 (Part 1): Green Investments for the Grid - Assessing the Situation of Regulation in Europe

The European electricity network needs re-investment in the installed base (replacing ageing equipment) to ensure its continued reliable functioning. It also needs investment in making the network smarter, more flexible and digital. Are current levels of ongoing and planned investments sufficient?

The European Green Deal requires a Flagship Initiative for Energy Infrastructure; an ambitious, pragmatic and effective approach that will help deliver a demonstrable positive impact on the life of all Europeans. This session focuses on concrete proposals that support the modernisation and future-proofing of Europe’s electricity networks.

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Date: Thursday, 3 September, 10:30-12:00 (CEST)


  • Diederik Peereboom, Director General, T&D Europe

  • Andreas Luxa, Vice-President and Chair of the WG Investments, T&D Europe

  • Lawrence Slade, CEO, Global Infrastructure Investors Association

  • Saajo Veli-Pekka, Distribution Systems WG Vice-Chair, CEER

  • Juan Rios, Director General Global Planification and Regulation of Distribution Grids, IBERDROLA

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Grids

Season 2 | Episode 1 (Part 2): Green Investments for the Grid - From Theory to Reality

The European electricity network needs re-investment in the installed base (replacing ageing equipment) to ensure its continued reliable functioning. It also needs investment in making the network smarter, more flexible and digital. Are current levels of ongoing and planned investments sufficient?

The European Green Deal requires a Flagship Initiative for Energy Infrastructure; an ambitious, pragmatic and effective approach that will help deliver a demonstrable positive impact on the life of all Europeans. This session focuses on concrete proposals that support the modernisation and future-proofing of Europe’s electricity networks.

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Date: Thursday, 3 September, 14:00-15:30 (CEST)


  • Diederik Peereboom, Director General, T&D Europe

  • Anne-Véronique Faure, Head of DSO and Smart Grids Demonstrator, Enedis

  • Yann Fromont, President, T&D Europe

  • Davide Della Giustina, Head of Network Operations, Unareti

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Grids

Season 2 | Episode 2: What’s preventing me to drive my electric car from Stockholm to Rome? Rolling out charging infrastructure for free driving

The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050 compared to 1990 with an intermediate target for 2030 of 40%. Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of reduced air quality in cities, which poses a serious threat to public health. Road transport alone is responsible for almost a fifth of total EU emissions. To achieve the EU’s emissions targets, the transport sector will have to address decarbonisation. This includes switching to sustainably sourced low, or zero, emission alternative energy sources and to ultimately achieve zero-emission transport modes. Electrification is going to play a major role in the decarbonisation of European transport. 

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Date: Tuesday, 8 September, 14:00 (CEST)

Moderator: Guillermo Amann, Vice-President, T&D Europe


  • Alex Volkery, Team Leader Clean Transport, DG Move
  • Carlos Bergera, Head of Green Mobility, IBERDROLA
  • Christelle Verstraeten, Charge up Europe
  • Paolo Perani, Chairman of the WG E-mobility, T&D EUROPE
  • Russell Fowler, Senior Project Manager, National Grid
  • Torsten Knop, Head of European Regulation, Innogy SE

Enlit Europe Hub Series: New Energy Landscape

Season 2 | Episode 1: The Future Role of Thermal Generation

More Information about this episode will be available soon.

Moderator: Mateusz Wronski, Aurora Energy Research Ltd


  • Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director, VDMA
  • Doug Waters, COO, Uniper
  • Claudio Moscardini, Managing Director of Power Assets and Energy Management, Sorgenia

Date: Wednesday, 9 September, 14:00 - 15:00 (CEST)


Past Episodes & Webinars

Enlit Europe Hub Series: New Energy Landscape

Episode 2: Dispatchable Generation

Dispatchable forms of power generation have provided previously indispensable system services to the grid. In this episode we look at the potential threat to grid stability resulting from increased variable renewable energy (VRE) generation and the spotlight this has thrown on dispatchable sources of generation and capacity – their role and value. What are the challenges facing grid operators to access and dispatch power on demand and maintain system stability? How are generators responding to the changing requirements? Are new technologies, including renewable ones, capable of providing grid services and what is the business model for these? How much of the heavy-lifting still falls to conventional, nuclear and pumped hydropower and how are these plants having to adapt? As well as gaining a better understanding of the shifting shape of dispatchable capacity underpinning the energy system, we will hear about specific examples and case studies.

Date: Thursday, 13 August, 14:00-15:00 (CEST)

Enlit Europe Hub Series New Energy Landscape Episode 2

Moderator: Rudy Koenig, Principal, Energy for your Success


  • Aliki Van Heek, Unit Head 3E Analysis, IAEA
  • Graham Weale, Honorary Professor, Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • Oliver Then, Executive Managing Director, VGB Powertech


Enlit Europe Hub Series: Grids

Episode 2: Optimised Energy Systems through Sector Integration

Systems integration is key to a successful energy transition. Electricity, gas and heat will increasingly converge into energy systems that will be optimised at local and regional levels of different sizes. These essential components of a system structured bottom-up make it possible to manage the increasing complexity of the overall system.

Enablers and organisers of these optimised energy systems are prosumers, small communities, commercial operators, but in particular Distribution System Operators. Necessary to realise these systems are the definition of roles, the elimination of obstacles and the agreement about interfaces and conditions of co-operation between the different actors.

Date: Tuesday, 11 August, 10:00-11:30 (CEST)

Moderator: Torsten Knop, Head of European Regulation, Innogy SE

Enlit Europe Hub Series Grids Episode 2


  • Manuel Sánchez Jiménez, Team Leader for Smart Grids, European Commission, DG Energy - Directorate for Internal Market
  • Victor Thévenet, EU Policy Officer, GRDF
  • Rafael Felipe Coelho Da Silva, Head of Innovation at Global Infrastructure and Networks, Enel Group (recorded video presentation)

Enlit Europe Hub Series: New Energy Landscape

Episode 1: Carbon Capture's Role in the Energy Transition

Capturing, storing or utilising CO2 is seen to be a key aspect of the energy transition. If net-zero is to be achieved by 2050, carbon capture will be needed to significantly and quickly reduce emissions from hard-to-abate industrial sectors and power plants. Carbon capture can facilitate the large-scale production of low-emission hydrogen, which is seen as the clean energy vector of the future. In addition, the technologies’ deployment will not only create new clean growth opportunities, but also build new industries, create and retain employment and sustain local economies. However, commercialising CCUS is not without its technical and financial challenges.


Enlit Europe Hub Series New Energy Landscape Episode 1 The Role of Carbon Capture on the Energy Transition

This session has:

  • Explored the possibilities for carbon capture to accelerate decarbonisation and unlock flexibility in the power system
  • Provided an update on European and national support for CCUS
  • Addressed the advances in technology
  • Referenced ongoing projects that are demonstrating the benefits of sector coupling

Date: Monday, 13 July, 2:00 PM CEST

Moderator: Anastasios Perimenis, Acting Secretary-General, CO2 Value Europe


  • Patrick Clerens, Secretary-General, Energy Technologies Europe
  • Jaap Vente, Roadmap Manager Towards a CO2-neutral industry, TNO
  • Rebecca Heaton, Head of Climate Change, Drax


Enlit Europe Hub Series: Grids

Episode 1: Innovation, Flexibility and Regulation

This episode is a country approach to grid management and specifically how flexibility became invaluable in different countries in Europe. We will look at the situation in the UK, Spain and France and highlight what are the drivers and means to accelerate setting Flexibility Local Markets.

Key learnings: DSOs, Aggregators, Regulators, Retailers, identifying future development tools in different countries, to learn about business opportunities. 

Moderator: Alicia Carrasco, CEO OlivoENERGY and Co-founder & Executive Director, Entra Coalition

Date: Monday, 6 July, 3:00 PM CEST



  • Alvaro Sanchez Miralles, CEO, Stemy Energy
  • Hubert Dupin, Head of Flexibility Department, Enedis
  • Pedro Basagoiti, Head of Innovation, OMIE, the Spanish Market Operator
  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association
  • Robert Denda, Head of Network Technology and Innovability, Enel Global Infrastructure Networks

Initiate Hub Series: Clean Hydrogen

Episode 1: Hydrogen's Role in the EU Climate-Neutral 2050 Goal

The EU’s ambition to be an economy with net-zero carbon emissions within the next 30 years will involve a concerted and coordinated effort by all Member States and require the employment of a whole host of tools, mechanisms and enablers. One of those “enablers” being taken extremely seriously is clean hydrogen, with the expectation that it will have a fundamental, if not a central, role in achieving a successful energy transition in Europe.

Our expert panel unpacked on this webinar hydrogen within the context of the EU Climate-Neutral 2050 Goal.

Date: Thursday, 2 July

Enlit Europe Hub Series Episode 1 Clean Hydrogen - Hydrogen's Role in the EU Climate-Neutral 2050 Goal

Key Learnings:

  • How realistic the 2050 timeline in terms of establishing a significant hydrogen economy in Europe is
  • What sectors are showing the most promise for clean hydrogen adoption, not only in the shorter term but also in the long term
  • Which countries, whether in or outside of Europe, are embracing this clean hydrogen revolution, and what are the lessons that can be learnt
  • What the main constraints are and how to overcome them within realistic timeframes
  • What is required in terms of a regulatory framework and strategies to encourage the shift away from hydrogen derived from natural gas (grey) to clean hydrogen (blue, via steam methane reformation or green, renewable energy-based)
  • Why innovation and collaboration is of fundamental importance in realising clean hydrogen’s genuine potential

Moderator: Kelvin Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Power Engineering International


  • James Watson, Secretary-General, EUROGAS
  • John Williams, Senior Principal, AFRY
  • Maria João Duarte, Representative to the EU Institutions, MHPS Europe



Creating A Digital Ecosystem For The Energy Sector

If there is one thing that this COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated is that creating a self-sustained digital ecosystem for the energy sector seems more relevant and necessary than ever. Resilient performance of the digitalised system is a prerequisite and a must. The promise of the new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, IIOT and Virtual Reality, to name a few, can bring Vision 2030 faster while addressing consumer needs.

The webinar discussing these topics was co-organised with the EU Sustainable Energy Week and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation.

Date: Monday, 29 June

EU Sustainable Energy Week webinar

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Gas Sector Decarbonisation And Sector Coupling – Ensuring A Market Based Approach

Flexibility available in the gas system can be used to support an electricity system marked by an increasing share of intermittent renewable power production. This element of Sector Coupling can help with decarbonising the economy. In this live virtual discussion, we will discuss the future role of the gas system, analyse the current policy landscape for gas decarbonisation and sector coupling and, above all, discuss how to ensure a market-based approach.

Organised by: ETCSEE - Energy Trading Central & South Eastern Europe

Date: Wednesday, June 10 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CEST



ETCSEE webinar 10 June Gas Sector Decarbonisation And Sector Coupling

European Energy Prices In Times Of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had an unprecedented impact on global energy demand and on power and gas prices. In this session, we will present a few market outlooks for the European Power and Gas markets. Join this virtual discussion where analysts will discuss the underlying fundamentals of the current wholesale power and gas price formation.

Organised by: ETCSEE - Energy Trading Central & South Eastern Europe

Date: Tuesday, June 9 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM CEST




Europe - Utility Crisis Management: COVID-19

The utility industry has been tested in unprecedented ways by COVID-19. Utilities in the power and energy sector have had to rapidly implement coping mechanisms and strategies to protect staff, customers and their bottom line. But that adaptation has not been without its challenges, financial, operational and social.

Access this recorded discussion where we bring you the best insights from utilities in Europe who have dealt with or are dealing with the challenge of keeping services operational in an age of social distancing and isolation.

Organised by:

  • Smart Energy International
  • Power Engineering International
  • Enlit Europe

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  • NXP
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  • Schneider Electric
  • Sféra
  • Sumitomo
  • Uniper
  • Valmet Technologies

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  • TU Berlin