Everyone anticipates the new market model that the European Commission is working on and which will describe the kind of energy system that we want. Another key year for the role of the regulators, but also for the new players in the sector as well as for the needs and the demands of the Consumers. Pressing matters for the sector shall be addressed like that of resilience and flexibility of the ageing Energy Grid, Investing, Renewables and the relationship between Utilities and Pro(con)sumers.
- Andreas Feicht, CEO, WSW
- Christian Buchel, Deputy CEO, ENEDIS
- Jochen Kreusel, Vice President Energy Policy, T&D Europe
- Olivier Grabette, Vice Ceo, RTE
- Pierre Bernard, CEO, Friends of the Super Grid
- Ronnie Belmans, Executive Director Global Smart Grid Federation / CEO EnergyVille
- Optimisation: Projects with the right application and new technology that ensure the energy provided to the end consumer is of a high level, free from interferences. Are these projects and pilots the solutions the Grid needs?
- Flexibility: Updates on utilities’ innovative approaches regarding the flexibility of the aging Grid and the integration of renewables. Will they get the Grid a step further with updates and integration of renewables?
- Resilience: Reliability in times of drought, especially in the developing countries. Heat and drought are on top of minds especially in South Europe and with Climate Change. How does the Grid cope with the changes and how safe can it be?
- Interoperability: Projects that focus on interoperability and the information / services provided and received by and for consumers / utilities. Will they need the less possible actual engagement from the part of the consumer?