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Enlit is a constantly growing, inclusive and end-to-end knowledge and business platform that addresses every aspect of the energy transition.

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Enlit Europe Hub Series: Energy Markets

Season 2 | Episode 2: Interview IEA on upcoming Global Gas Security Review and Quarterly Gas Report

 

Watch this interview with Gergely Molnar, Energy analyst Natural gas, at IEA - International Energy Agency, about the upcoming Global Gas Security Review and Quarterly Gas Report.

 

Date: Monday, 2 November, 11h00 (CET)

During the interview, the following topics will be discussed:

  • European gas and LNG demand 
  • supply response to the gas demand  
  • IEA’s short term outlook for Global gas markets

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Grids

Season 2 | Special Episode: Realising Energy Systems Integration's Potential

The Net Zero targets in Europe necessitate a rapid and sustained reduction in emissions from all sectors of the economy, including sectors which are currently highly dependent on fossil fuels – such as heating, transport and industry. Energy Systems Integration, also referred to as ‘sector coupling’, is likely to play an increasingly important role in tackling these emissions – by linking clean energy sources and optimising end uses of energy to minimise emissions and costs to consumers. 

The power sector is expected to grow substantially to 2050 due to the widespread electrification of heating, transportation and industry – with the significant flexibility from electric vehicle charging, hybrid heating appliances and demand response helping to integrate variable renewables. Hydrogen is emerging as a clean energy vector, with growing policy and investor focus. Heat/cooling networks and energy from waste are more established, but offer significant potential for wider adoption, while biogas has been recently highlighted by the European Commission as a significant low-carbon energy.

Join a panel of experts for a discussion on these opportunities and the challenges of delivering investable business models in practice.

Date: Tuesday, 3 November, 11:00 - 12:30 (CET)

Questions we will address:

  • Is sector coupling just a buzzword or will it play a fundamental role in the energy transition?
  • What are the key technologies and business models?
  • How do we effectively implement it? How do we turn this potential into a concrete success and how long will it take?
  • Are there downsides to sector coupling?

Moderator: Richard Howard, Research Director, Aurora

Speakers:

  • ​Edouard Sauvage, CEO, GRDF 
  • Elisa Schenner, European Affairs, Wiener Stadtwerke
  • Bradley Williams, VP Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Spotlight On Countries

Spotlight On Germany: The Digital Agenda for the Energy Transition - Lessons learnt in Germany from the federal programme SINTEG

Smart Energy Showcases - Digital Agenda for the Energy Transition (SINTEG) is a large-scale programme co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. It comprises over 300 partner organisations and has an overall budget of more than 500 million euro. The showcase regions cover almost the whole of Germany. The SINTEG showcases are large living laboratories that test innovative technologies and business models for future energy provision, particularly in the field of digitisation.
This forum will address relevant questions such as

  • Which key lessons have the showcase regions learned from their work? 
  • What new business models have they developed that could also be applied in other countries? 
  • What will be the next steps to put the solutions into practice and transfer them to other places? 

Impulse statements from specialists from the showcases will be followed by a panel discussion and answers to questions from the audience.

Date: Wednesday, 4 November, 10:00 - 11:00 (CET)

Spotligh on Germany

Moderator: Anne Bräutigam, Senior Manager Energy, Building & Environmental Technologies, Germany Trade and Invest

Speakers:

  • Heiko Staubitz, Senior Manager Smart Grid & Energy Storage, Germany Trade and Invest
  • Albrecht Reuter, Director, Fichtner IT Consulting GmbH (C/sells)
  • Torsten Knop, Head of European Regulation, innogy SE (DESIGNETZ)
  • Maximilian Schumacher, Business Development Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG (NEW 4.0)
  • Lisa Hankel, Department of Energy Economics, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH (WindNODE)

Past Episodes & Webinars - On Demand

Enlit Europe Hub Series: What If - Virtual Keynote

What if the global pandemic accelerated the green transition?

While European countries simultaneously struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic and stimulate emasculated economies, the EU has stated that the post-pandemic recovery will focus on the energy transition and its new flagship project, the European Green Deal. This has been described as ‘a new growth strategy’ that will lead the EU to become carbon neutral by 2050.

By prioritising the Green Deal, Europe is taking a global lead in tackling climate change.

But will the stimulus packages from Brussels and other European states be enough to act as a catalyst for a truly green recovery or will more short-term challenges of health, unemployment and social security divert attention and funding away from this crucial goal?

Will popular support for prioritising climate action across Europe be sustained?

What role does the energy industry itself have to play to accelerate the green transition?

Date: Thursday, 29 October, 9:30 - 11:00 (CET)

Enlit Europe Virtual Keynote 29 October

Our Keynote Panel will debate to what extent Europe can and will deliver on its promises, which underpin the energy transition.

Moderator: Ronnie Belmans, Professor - KU Leuven & CEO - Energyville

Speakers:

  • Paolo Gallo, CEO, Italgas
  • Chris Peeters, CEO, Elia Group
  • Roberto Castiglioni, Co-Founder & CEO, Ikigai Group
  • Matthias Rebellius, CEO, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
  • Paddy Young, Director, Enlit Europe

 

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Empowered Consumer

Season 2 | Episode 2: Energy Poverty (Part 2): Role of Energy Efficiency & Renovation

Energy efficiency and upgrading our homes can help save energy, reduce bills and improve comfort. This is therefore one of the key tools to address the root causes of energy poverty and improve the health and well-being of the population. How can we make renovation programmes and strategies accessible to the most vulnerable?

In this session, our presenters showcased some of the genuinely important renovation projects and novel initiatives to increase energy efficiency and thereby address this question.

Date: Wednesday, 14 October, 13:00 - 14:00 (CEST)

Moderator: Marine Cornelis, Managing Director, Next Energy Consumer

Speakers:

  • Stefan Goemaere, Community Worker, Samenlevingsopbouw West Flanders
  • Michael Pachlatko, Partner, EuroPACE Project
  • Danyel Dubreuil, Coordinator of the Rénovons! at CLER

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Empowered Consumer

Season 2 | Episode 1: Energy Poverty (Part 1): The Question of Energy Affordability

In Europe, energy poverty is the result of energy inefficient buildings and appliances, high energy expenditures, low incomes and specific household needs. How could we make energy pricing more affordable or even affordable for all? What are the good examples of innovative work and activities going on in Europe?

In this session, our panel will explore these questions and others, illustrating with examples of novel work and initiatives that seek to help make energy more affordable.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October, 13:00 - 14:00 (CEST)

Moderator: Agnese Cecchini, Editorial Director, Gruppo Italia Energia,

Panellists:

  • Marta Garcia, CEO, Ecoserveis
  • Eloi Piel, Head of Policy & European Affairs, Euroheat & Power
  • Marine Cornelis, Executive Director, Next Energy Consumer

 

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Lifecycle Management

Season 2 | Episode 2: Optimisation of Gas Turbine O&M Strategies

The energy transition has produced a fast-evolving, low-carbon intensity power market, where operators of gas turbine-based conventional assets need to be constantly creative in how they operate and maintain their assets.

The objectives being to ensure flexibility, high performance, efficiency and economic viability, with the ultimate goal of future-proofing these existing gas turbine assets.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Uniper’s extensive work over the last decade on optimising the life of conventional power stations. Two of the asset cornerstones of this holistic approach will be introduced and illustrated via specific CCGT case studies.

  • Dalia Power Energies’ valuable experience of implementing an outage optimisation strategy, with its partners, at its 912 MW CCGT plant, which is not only the largest private power station in Israel, but has a unique configuration.

  • The utilisation of PSM/Ansaldo Thomassen’s digital tools and combustion technology in co-firing applications with hydrogen, plus introducing a fast ramping project on a large turbine in the Netherlands that previously had been mothballed.

Date: Thursday, 8 October, 13:00 - 14:00 (CEST)

Chair: Sasha Savic, CEO & President, SS&A Power Group

Speakers:

  • Marco Papa, Associate Director Energy Services, Uniper
  • Yuval Peleg Wolfin, Chief Engineer, Dalia Power Energies Ltd
  • Jeff Benoit, VP, Strategy & Marketing, PSM (Power Systems Mfg.), Ansaldo Group

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Lifecycle Management

Season 2 | Episode 1: Re-skilling the Power Sector Workforce for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Once considered among the steadiest and predictable of sectors, the energy transition has created a fast-changing work environment with job roles and employment opportunities evolving ever more rapidly. How are energy companies retaining and retraining their workforces to equip them for the emerging new roles? How just is the transition for those in unfashionable sectors who are being left behind?

While this change is occurring, lessons are also being learned and new working practices being adopted, as a result of pandemic-enforced remote working experiences. How are energy companies embracing these changes in ways that create economies, optimise processes and, at the same time, benefit employees?

This episode lifted the lid on the changes happening in workforce management right across the power sector and tried to answer your questions about what this means for the future.

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

Enlit Europe Lifecycle Management Hub Series Season 2 Episode 1

Moderator: Cezmi Bilmez, Head of Grid Technology, Uniper Technologies

Speakers:

  • Rainer Zobel, Staff Development, KWS Powertech Training Centre
  • Lydia Amarquaye,  Professional Development & Education Policy Advisor, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Constantijn Steinhusen, Project Manager, SuedOstLink (SOL) Project, TenneT

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Clean Hydrogen

Season 2 | Episode 1: Decarbonisation of Commercial & Public Transportation

Transportation is responsible for over a quarter of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, so it’s vital that it transitions from using petrol and diesel towards low-carbon options as quickly as possible if Europe is to stand any chance of hitting its carbon reduction targets.

While plug-ins and hybrid plug-ins are dominating the private car sector at the moment, there are a host of other transportation sectors where the battery may not be the technology of choice, such as public buses, heavy-duty trucks, maritime and aviation.

In efforts to cut their emissions, these sectors are exploring one particularly promising alternative, and that is clean hydrogen.

In this episode, ground-breaking ideas, technologies and projects were presented, giving the audience a clear appreciation of hydrogen’s true potential for decarbonising both commercial and public transport.

Date: Thursday, 17 September, 10:00 - 11:00 (CEST)

Chair: Bob Ruddiman, Partner | Head of Oil & Gas, Pinsent Masons

Speakers:

  • Sam Bruce, Associate Director, CSIRO Futures
  • Carmen Martinez Tauler, Professional Doctorate in Engineering Trainee, TU Delft
  • David Halasz, Lead Project Manager, Bioway s.r.o.
  • Stephan Windels, Business Unit Manager, Eoly, Colruyt Group

The audience will hear about:

  • A recent report from CSIRO that serves as a roadmap for clean hydrogen use in the civil aviation industry
     
  • A project exploring hydrogen-based fuel systems for the shipping sector from TU Delft’s Professional Engineering Programme.
     
  • The green hydrogen initiatives of the Colruyt Group's energy businesses (Eoly and DATS 24) and importantly if we're serious about creating a viable hydrogen-fuelled heavy-duty truck value chain in Europe it's essential to establish the right partnerships, production channels, fuelling infrastructure, etc.
     
  • The Black Horse Project, an ambitious initiative headed up by The Visegrád Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) that seeks to lower carbon emissions in the heavy duty transport sector and make hydrogen trucks commercially viable for transportation companies.

 

Enlit Europe Hub Series: New Energy Landscape

Season 2 | Episode 2: Innovation in Energy Storage

Energy storage has become recognised as an essential enabler of the energy transition. Its role has developed significantly in recent years and innovative new technologies ensure that this evolution is continuing at pace.

In this episode, experts in the sector highlighted some of the innovative uses of energy storage –from being twinned with utility-scale renewables to ground-breaking developments in microgrids –, examined the untapped potential storage has to offer and highlighted some of the key challenges to be overcome.

Date: Wednesday, 16 September, 14:00 - 15:00 (CEST)

Moderator:

  • Kelvin Ross, Chief Editor, Power Engineering International

Date: Wednesday, 16 September, 14:00 - 15:00 (CEST)

Speakers:

  • Patrick Clerens, Secretary-General, EASE
  • Emanuele Taibi, Head of Power Sector Transformation Strategies, IRENA
  • Lars Stephan, Market Development Manager, Aggreko
  • Carlo Napoli, Senior Researcher, Enel Foundation

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Data

Season 2 | Episode 1: Smart Metering: EU Landscape

Would you like to know the smart metering situation all around the EU and what benefits are obtained with the smart meter information? In this episode, leading organisations in this field will present the development and trends in smart metering in 4 EU countries, one from each EU region. Not only smart meter rollouts status, but you will be able to learn on what EU countries are developing with the information provided by smart metering infrastructures.

 

Moderator: Francisco Puente, Director Escan Energy

Date: Tuesday, 15 September, 10:00 - 11:00 (CEST)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Giovanni Prencipe, Director of Operations OR Engineer 2i, Rete Gas Spa
  • Hélène Lagoutte, International Business Developer, Smart Meters Expertise, GRDF
  • Mariusz Jurczyk, Director of Advanced Metering Infrastructure, TAURON Dystrybucja Pomiary sp. z o.o.
  • Manfred Schmidt, Head of International Business Development, ZENNER, and LoRa Alliance® Ambassador

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Energy Markets

Season 2 | Episode 1: Market update for Corporate Power Purchase Agreements

Following the easing of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, paused or decelerated PPA negotiations are starting to regain momentum. What does the future for CPPA’s look like? How is the demand for corporate sourcing linked to renewable energy assets picking up? What are the standards for Corporate Power Purchase Agreement and what can we learn from best practices?

Speakers:

  • Jan Haizmann, Board Member, EFET
  • Mercè Labordena, Senior Policy Advisor, RE-Source
  • Jan Krcmar, Chairman of the Board of the Solar Association, Czech Republic

Moderator: Kasper Walet, Founder and Managing Director, Maycroft

Date: Monday, 14 September, 14:00 - 15:00 (CEST)

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Grids

Season 2 | Episode 3: Towards the electrification of the harbours: The positive impact of the shore-side connection

This session aimed at giving an outlook on technology solutions for the electrification of harbours and addressed the key actions needed for supporting European ports in decarbonising their activities.

In her historic Green Deal announcement, European Commission President von der Leyen identified decarbonising transport as a huge opportunity for the European Union for reaching its climate neutrality goal by 2050. The shipping sector has been growing steadily over the past decades, responding to the intensification of trade links between the EU and the rest of the world. A study by Transport & Environment assessed that the European shipping sector emitted about 139 million tonnes of CO2 in 2018 and its sulphur oxide emissions overtook those of the entire fleet of European passenger cars. This has a heavy impact on European ports’ environment, especially those historically located in cities where a whole population is suffering from air and noise pollution. ... read more ...

Date: Thursday, 10 September, 14h00 - 15h30 (CEST)

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

Speakers:

  • Hugues Berthet, WG e-mobility, T&D Europe
  • Julio de la Cueva, Innovation and Port New Services, Spanish Port Authority
  • Lucy Gilliam, Aviation and Shipping Campaigner, Transport & Environment
  • Gilda Amorosi, Head of Energy Policy, Climate & Sustainability, Eurelectric
  • Manfred Lebmeier, Senior Environmental Advisor Port Strategy, Hamburg Port Authority

Enlit Europe Hub Series: New Energy Landscape

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

As the energy transition accelerates, we explore what this means for the owners of the infrastructure that has been the traditional backbone of Europe’s electric power system. Using a broad definition of thermal generation to include all fossil fuels, nuclear, geothermal and biomass, panelists will be invited to offer views on how much longer these assets will play a role as more countries move towards zero carbon and how they are adapting to the new requirements of the grid. How are plants coping with the stresses of increased cycling and how can digitalization help? What adaptions are needed and what is the business case for these or new assets?

The discussion considered how policy and regulation is impacting the position of thermal generation and what options asset owners have? Panelists shared their views on the role of thermal generation in district heating, CHP and in the hydrogen play plus how sustainable biomass repowering is offering a second life the role for some thermal plants.

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

Moderator: Mateusz Wronski, Head of Product Development, Aurora Energy Research Ltd

Speakers:

  • Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director, VDMA Power Systems
  • Doug Waters, Director, Global Energy & Engineering Services, Uniper
  • Claudio Moscardini, Managing Director of Power Assets and Energy Management, Sorgenia

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. 

... read more here ...

 

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

Hub Series Grids Season 2 Episode 2

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

Speakers:

  • 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: Grids

Season 2 | Episode 1 (Part 2):
Grid Investments: The hidden enablers of the European Green Deal
Part 2 - Smart investments based on ambitious planning of the electricity network development

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. ... read more here ...

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

Speakers:

  • 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

  • Daniel Fraile, Head of Market Intelligence, WindEurope

  • Guido Bortoni, Advisor to Deputy Director General Energy, European Commission

Enlit Europe Hub Series: Grids

Season 2 | Episode 1 (Part 1):
Grid Investments: The hidden enablers of the European Green Deal
Part 1 - Lights and shadows of the European regulations to foster investments in the transmission and distribution grid

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. ... read more here ...

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

Speakers:

  • 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
  • Juan Rios, Director General Global Planification and Regulation of Distribution Grids, IBERDROLA
  • Veli-Pekka Saajo, Chair CEER DS WG
  • Catharina Sikow-Magny, Director Internal Energy Market, European Commission
  • Benoit Esnault, Head of Department, Interconnections and European Affairs Department, CRE

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 got to the bottom of the multi-energy interoperability question and outlined 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

Moderator:

  • Willem Strabbing, Managing Director, Esmig

Speakers:

  • 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: 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?

Speakers:

  • 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

Moderator:

  • Michele Governatori, Founder, Derrick Energia

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

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

Speakers:

  • 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
  • Mark McGranaghan, Vice-President Innovation, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Michele Governatori, Professor of Environmental Economics and Resource Economics, University Suor Orsola Benincasa
  • Norela Constantinescu, Manager Research & Innovation, ENTSO-E
  • Vaitea Cowan, Co-Founder, Enapter

 

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

Panel:

  • 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

Speakers:

  • 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

Panel:

  • 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

 

Panel:

  • 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

Panel:

  • 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

 

 

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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

Access The Recording Here

 

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Diamond Partner

  • Siemens

 

Silver Partners

  • LoRa Alliance
  • Meters & More
  • Nodes
  • Prime Alliance
  • Solar turbines

 

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

 

Sponsors

  • Bureau Veritas
  • Critical Software
  • G3 PLC ALLIANCE
  • Inea
  • Minsait, an Indra Company
  • N-Side
  • NXP
  • Pietro Fiorentini
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sféra
  • Sumitomo
  • Uniper
  • Valmet Technologies

 

Utility Partners

  • GRDF
  • RTE

 

Initiate Sponsors

  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • Enel Innovation Hubs
  • McKinsey Energy Insights
  • Smart Innovation Norway
  • Techleap.nl
  • The GC Index
  • TU Berlin