Electrify Now: End-Use Sector Coupling as a Decarbonization Speedway

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall
ICM München
Room
Room 13 A

In this session, we aim to discuss the success factors for end-user sector coupling as a meaningful and cost-efficient way of meeting the EU's decarbonization ambitions, playing a viable role in supporting large-scale integration of decarbonized energy into our power systems. The panel will look at what steps we can take to ensure that end-user sectors (mobility, heating and industry) become a conduit for a resilient energy system and a sustainable Europe. This discussion will be formulated as a cross-sector debate to identify the operational challenges and business opportunities that the integration of efficient end-user sectors offer for grid stability and decarbonization.

11:00 am - 11:05 amWelcome and Introduction

Bruce Douglas

Communications and Business Director

Eurelectric

11:05 am - 11:15 amSmart Electrification of End-use Sectors: Innovation Landscape

Arina Anisie

Analyst - Renewable Energy Innovation

IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency

11:15 am - 11:25 amGrid Congestion Management: Leveraging Power-To-Heat Technologies to Avoid Renewable Energy Curtailment in Germany

Benjamin de Boissezon

Project Lead Energy Economics

50Hertz Transmission GmbH

11:25 am - 11:35 amFlexibility and Sector Coupling in Intelligent Energy and Load Management for E-Mobility

Sebastian Sahlender

Siemens AG

11:35 am - 11:45 amQ&A with Keynote Speakers

Sebastian Sahlender

Siemens AG

Bruce Douglas

Communications and Business Director

Eurelectric

Arina Anisie

Analyst - Renewable Energy Innovation

IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency

11:45 am - 12:20 pmPanel Debate with Q&A

Further Panelists to be Confirmed

António José Coutinho

CEO

EDP Inovação SA

Kathrine Fog

Senior Vice President

Norsk Hydro

Bertrand Deprez

Vice President EU Government Affairs

Schneider Electric

Daniele Agostini

Head of Energy and Climate Policies

Enel Group

12:20 pm - 12:30 pmClosing by the Moderator

Bruce Douglas

Communications and Business Director

Eurelectric

Speakers

Speaker

Bertrand Deprez, Schneider Electric

Vice President EU Government Affairs

Canada

As Vice-President in charge of EU Government Affairs at Schneider Electric, Bertrand Deprez is in charge of government affairs in Europe for the group. He is also heading the Group's liaison office to the EU institutions. He is currently holding responsibilities in several associations and groups related to the EU. Prior to that, Bertrand worked several years at Edelman/The Centre a well-known PR/PA agency specialised in EU affairs. Bertrand graduated at University Lyon 3 (France) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). He lives in Brussels.

Speaker

Bruce Douglas, Eurelectric

Communications and Business Director

Belgium

Mission: Electrify everything (that can be electrified) with clean and renewable energy. Bruce Douglas has 25 years' international experience in the promotion of renewable energy and electrification. He is currently Director of Communications and Business at Eurelectric based in Brussels, representing over 3000 companies active in the European power sector. Previously he has held the following positions: Deputy CEO of SolarPower Europe, Coordinator of the RE-Source Platform - the European alliance for corporate sourcing of renewable energy, founding Chairman of the Global Solar Council (GSC), Chief Operating Officer at WindEurope for 10 years, founding Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Managing Director of FLiDAR, an offshore wind company. He has a Master degree in renewable energy systems technology and is fluent in English and French.

Speaker

Daniele Agostini, Enel Group

Head of Energy and Climate Policies

Italy

Daniel Agostini is the Head of Energy and Climate Policies at the Enel Group. He is responsible for overseeing policy analysis and corporate position development on Energy and Climate Policies across the over 30 countries in which the Enel Group operates. He is in charge of monitoring and assessing energy policy developments in the areas of energy markets, climate change, carbon regulation, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Mr. Agostini sits on the Board of the International Emission Trading Association. He chairs the Electrification and Sustainability Committee of Eurelectric. He is also an active member of a number of international leadership initiatives including the Senior Advisory Group to the WEF CEO Climate Leaders Alliance, the Policy Committee of the Global Sustainable Energy Partnership (GSEP) and the Advocacy and Communication Committee of the European Heat Pump Association. Before joining Enel, Mr. Agostini served in roles of increasing responsibility within global advisory firms working with public and private sector clients in the areas of energy and environment. Mr. Agostini holds a BSc in Environmental Engineering with a minor in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA), an MSc in Water Resources Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (UCB, USA) and an MSc in Environmental and Resources Economics from University College London (UCL, UK).

Speaker

Benjamin de Boissezon, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH

Project Lead Energy Economics

Germany

Benjamin de Boissezon is a project lead and market design expert with 12 years experience in the energy industry in France and Germany. After obtaining an engineering degree from Centrale Lyon in 2011, Benjamin joined the global utility company Engie in the Research and Innovation division. He was responsible for the economic assessment of Smart Grid technologies as part of a national demonstration project. In 2014, Benjamin took on a project director position in the Power System Economics division of the French TSO RTE. He was in charge of the evolution of the French balancing market rules, leading national consultations on market design and ensuring coordination with the national regulatory authority. He was also an active member of ENTSO-E working groups in charge of the European harmonization of balancing markets and imbalance settlement processes. In 2018, Benjamin joined the Energy Economics division of the German TSO 50Hertz where he currently directs cross-functional projects related to market operation, power system operation, energy economics and market design. He notably coordinated the implementation of an intraday balancing energy market in Germany as well as the development of a redispatch process based on decentralized flexible resources.

Speaker

Kathrine Fog, Norsk Hydro

Senior Vice President

Norway

Kathrine Fog is Senior Vice President and Head of Energy Strategy & Policy at Hydro, a fully integrated aluminium and energy company with approx. 30,000 employees in 40 countries. In addition to being a hydropower producer, Hydro has recently expanded its Energy business to include on- and offshore wind power, solar, batteries and hydrogen. Ms Fog's responsibilities cover the strategy process, long term energy market analysis, developing energy policy positions as well as sustainability in the Energy Business Area. Kathrine Fog has more than 30 years of experience across various business areas in Hydro. She has a degree from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) in Oslo, Norway.

Speaker

António José Coutinho, EDP Inovação SA

CEO

Portugal

António Coutinho is the CEO of EDP Inovação, where he heads the innovation platform of EDP to position the group in the energy transition challenge. Prior to EDP Inovação, António has served several positions and key functions within the EDP Group since joining in 2003. Between 2010 and 2021, he was Executive Board Member of EDP Comercial, responsible for energy retail and energy services for B2B until 2018 and the New Downstream after. He served as Chief Energy Management Officer for EDP Renewables North America between 2007 and 2010. Prior to EDP Renewables, he was the Head of Energy Planning at EDP SA. Prior of EDP, António was Principal at The Boston Consulting Group. António is a civil engineer and holds a MSc on Operational Research, both by Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

Speaker

Arina Anisie, IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency

Analyst - Renewable Energy Innovation

Germany

Arina is an energy expert with experience in developing global and regional analysis of innovations for the energy transition based on renewable energy, electrification of end-use sectors with renewables, power sector analysis and stakeholder engagement. Arina is an Analyst on Renewable Energy Innovation at International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), where she works since 2017. Prior to joining IRENA she worked as an energy analyst at PSR Energy Consulting and Analytics, a Brazilian based consulting firm. She is an industrial engineer and holds a MSc degree in Electric Power Systems from Comillas University in Madrid, and a MSc degree in Network Industries and Digital Economy from Paris Sud XI University.

Speaker

Sebastian Sahlender, Siemens AG

Germany

Sebastian Sahlender has held various positions at Siemens since 2016. As an grid engineer, a sustainable and economical operation of energy plants in the municipal environment is very important to him. Before joining Siemens AG, Sebastian Sahlender acquired a broad knowledge at a municipal energy supplier - always balancing technically possible and regulatory measures. Sebastian Sahlender is responsible for the Flexibility Service Portfolio at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. In this role, he works together with energy suppliers and industrial companies on future-oriented supply concepts.

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