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.
11:45 am - 12:20 pm
Further Panelists to be Confirmed
Electrify Now: End-Use Sector Coupling as a Decarbonization Speedway
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.