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).
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.