The Electrification Alliance

Electricity for an Efficient and Decarbonised Europe

ElectrifyNow: Which role for electrification in the Green Deal?

Digital Event, 17 November 2021 09.00-13.00

The Electrification Alliance recognises the need to switch away from fossil fuels toward the use of clean and renewable electricity as the main source of energy for all our applications. Many sectors, such as transport, industry, buildings and heating and cooling, are undergoing the process of electrification. It is increasingly powered by renewable energy sources like wind and solar and supported by demand-side flexibility. Moreover, smart electricity grids make the system highly sustainable, dependable and efficient.

For this reason, we will host the dedicated digital conference “ElectrifyNow: Which role for electrification in the Green Deal?” on 17 November.

The purpose of the event is to discuss and define the ways in which electrification can be supported to ensure it becomes the leading energy system in Europe, as our economies recover and as we work to stave off climate change.

We believe this event constitutes the perfect occasion to map out the next steps leading to the electrification of Europe. We hope you will be able to join us in this exciting debate.

Sponsored by





Agenda

09.00 – Opening of digital room

09.10 – Opening by Mr Frans Timmermans
Vice-President of the European Commission for the Green Deal (tbc)

09.30 – High-level Panel with

Mr José Ignacio Sánchez Galán, CEO of Iberdrola
Mr Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF
Mr Bernard Respaut, CEO of the European Copper Institute
Mr Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel
Mrs Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation

10.15 – Roundtable on energy production

Opened by a presentation of a practical case study showing the success of renewables and electrification, followed by a roundtable debate with

Mr Niels Fuglsang, Rapporteur on Fit for 55 and Member of the ITRE Committee at the European Parliament (tbc)
Mrs Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe
Mr Giles Dickson, CEO of Wind Europe
Mrs Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation

11.00 – Break

11.15 – Roundtable on electricity distribution

Opened by a presentation of a practical case study showing the success of smart grid in supporting electrification.

Mrs Jutta Paulus, Member of the ENVI Committee at the European Parliament (tbc)
Mr Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric
Mrs Antonella Battaglini, CEO of Renewable Grids Initiative
Mr Bernard Respaut, CEO of the European Copper Institute

12.00 – Roundtable on energy use and consumers

Opened by a presentation of a practical case study showing the success of the application of electrification to mobility.

Mr Ismail Ertug, Member of the TRAN Committee at the European Parliament
Mr Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE
Mr Michael Villa, Executive Director of smartEn
Mr Thomas Nowak, Secretary General of the European Heat Pump Association
Mrs Julie Beaufils, Secretary General of EuropeON

12.45 – Conclusion Keynote from Representative of the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU (tbc)

13.00 – End of the Event

Register Now!