How the Power Sector can Accelerate E-mobility in Europe

Free Webinar

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 11:00am–12:15pm CEST | Webinar Language: English

In March 2023, Eurelectric together with EY is launching a joint study on “The Six essentials for e-mobility”. This webinar following the launch event will investigate the evolving energy landscape in which e-mobility is booming.

In Europe, 1.99 million new EVs (BEVs , PHEVs) were sold in 2022 with an overall market share of 21%. Adoption is expected to rise based on markets, technological, legislative and economic factors. But there are continued challenges to the widespread adoption of EVs that will become more acute as the number of EVs on the road increases, e.g. clean and green power, accessible charging infrastructure, a smart grid, digitalisation.

Among these issues, integrating EVs with smart grid technology to better manage energy demand appears crucial, allowing EVs to become a resource rather than a challenge to grid stability.

This webinar will investigate the existing ways to increase EV hosting capacity on the grid and ultimately allow for the deployment of adequate charging infrastructure, enabled by a smart grid that allows the two-way flow of green energy and supported by digital technologies that make EV ownership simple, flexible and likeable.

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  • Keynote "How end-use sector coupling acts as a decarbonisation speedway in Europe" by Andrew Horstead, Global Power & Utilities Lead Analyst, EY
  • Panel Discussion: The smart integration of EVs into the grid

Our Guests

Bruce Douglas, Director – Business & Communications, Eurelectric


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.

Andrew Horstead, Director, Global Power & Utilities Lead Analyst, EY

Keynote speaker and panelist

Andrew is a power and utilities sector and risk analyst with twenty years’ experience in the global energy markets. He has expertise in the global energy transition and frequent speaker and commentator on technology innovation, business model transformation, digital grid, renewable support mechanisms, energy policy and regulation, commodity prices, fundamental and quantitative analysis of energy supply / demand dynamics, spot and forward markets. He is lead author for EY’s Countdown clock “tipping point” research, an analysis of technology disruption on the global energy system, including China, Middle East, Europe and the US.

Andrew is a lead author on the Future of Networks research, a POV on New DSO business models, developed in collaboration with industry body Eurelectric. He is a lead author on the EY/Eurelectric Accelerating Fleet Electrification study, a multi industry analysis into the barriers and enablers of fleet electrification. He is co-author of multiple points of view on strategic topics including the global energy transition, renewables, hydrogen, sustainability, future of regulation, utility business model transformation, technology innovation in P&U, digital in P&U, energy storage, electric vehicles, blockchain.

Gonçalo Castelo Branco, Head of E-mobility, EDP Comercial


Gonçalo is the Head of E-Mobility at EDP Comercial, leading the development of new products and services, supported in technological solutions and partnerships, aiming to consolidate EDP as a reference player within the Mobility ecosystem. Gonçalo joined EDP Group in 2010, where he was responsible for several projects linking organization's strategy to operations and for internationalization initiatives, working in different roles at the networks and generation business units.

From 2023 Gonçalo is Chair of the E-mobility Working Group at Eurelectric. Apart from the energy sector, Gonçalo has a diversified background experience in Real Estate, Telco’s and Academia. Graduated from INSEAD MBA in 2009 and from Business Administration and Management at Católica Porto Business School.

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