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.


  • 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

Ivan-Asen Ivanov, Energy & Climate Policy Officer, Eurelectric


Ivan-Asen Ivanov is an Energy & Climate Policy Officer at Eurelectric. Working as the advisor for all policy matters related to two high-level working groups within the association – WG E-mobility and WG Electrification & Energy Efficiency – he is representing the interests of Eurelectric’s vast body of members active in power generation, distribution, and supply across 30 European countries.

Prior to joining Eurelectric, Ivan-Asen was part of the ENVI Committee team at the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament. Furthermore, he has worked extensively on various EU public affairs topics in Brussels, covering roles from energy consulting to NGO advocacy. A Bulgarian native, Ivan-Asen has studied Political Science with a focus on European affairs and environmental policy, in Sofia University and Sciences Po Paris.

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.

Lucie Mattera, Secretary General, ChargeUp Europe


Lucie Mattera is the Secretary General of ChargeUp Europe, the voice of the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure industry. ChargeUp Europe is committed to delivering a seamless charging experience for EV drivers, incentivising investments and creating a consumer-centric, open market model for charging infrastructure in Europe. Lucie has extensive European political and policy experience, having worked in the European Parliament, at cabinet level in the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance and the European Commission, in the cabinet of the President of the European Council and at the U.S. Mission to the EU. She also has leadership experience in trade and green associations in Brussels. She is committed to further shaping the EV charging infrastructure sector and placing it at the heart of the EU’s twin digital and green transition.

Sriram Venkatakrishnan, Product Manager-Energy Management, Volvo Cars


Sriram Venkatakrishnan is heading the global strategy for energy flexibility services at Volvo cars. His focus is to enable electric vehicle users to push the transition towards cleaner energy by supporting the electricity grid. He is also working with bidirectional charging ,unlocking the potential for electric vehicle owners to power their homes with their EV.

He has a double masters degree in energy engineering from KU Leuven,Belgium and computer science from KTH,Sweden. He also has a business and entrepreneurship diploma from EIT Innoenergy. He started his career in start-ups and scale-ups in the energy industry. Later, he moved on to work with larger companies to position electric vehicles at the forefront of the global energy transition.

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