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Smart Energy Summit 2018

08 Mar 2018 @ 09:00-17:00 CET
Location: The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, Brussels - Floor 27

Europe's energy transition is more than a change in technology. An increasingly decentralised, digital and decarbonised energy system readjusts the way users and solution providers interact; new business models, services and engagement opportunities emerge.

The Smart Energy Summit aims to identify how different development pathways for the energy transition will influence consumers' lives and options, and how business models will shape up for energy service providers as well as users. We will also look at societal and regulatory parameters within and beyond the European Clean Energy Package.

Through this highly interactive event, a snapshot will be provided of the changing energy landscape in Europe and relevant policy implications.

Registrations are closed.
The event is fully booked.


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The Hotel - Boulevard de Waterloo 38, Brussels

Floor 27

Registration and coffee

Hans de Keulenaer, Director Energy & Electricity, European Copper Institute

An Energy Landscape in Transition
Moderated by Christiane Mann, Chairman smartEn and SVP Strategy and Operations - Buildings & IT Business Unit at Schneider Electric
A Changing Policy Landscape
Sami Andoura, Leader of the Sustainable Development Team, European Commission, European Political Strategy Centre
Perspectives of Energy Futures
Vanessa Miler-Fels, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Strategist, Microsoft
Smart Society, A Case Study
Laura Watts, Associate Professor and Ethnographer IT of Futures,
University of Copenhagen

Coffee break

Life and Business for Energy Users in Different Energy Futures
Moderated by Michael Papapetrou, Renewable Energy Consultant, WIP

Pecha Kucha Pitches, followed by a Panel Discussion
  • Industry Sectoral Decarbonisation Roadmaps - Benjamin Munzel, Senior Consultant, Ecofys
  • Electrification of Industrial Processes - Tomas Jezdinsky, Market Research, European Copper Institute
  • Decarbonization roadmaps in practice: the case of Norsk Hydro - Rønnaug Sægrov, Vice President, Head of EU Affairs, Norsk Hydro
  • The role of renewable PPAs in the Energy Intensive Sector - Álvaro Dorado, Vice President Energy Europe, Alcoa
  • Aggregation and Virtual Power Plants - Detlef Siebert, COO, NatGas
  • Flexible Consumers & Smart Communities - Dr Katrin Schweren, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Swisscom Energy Solutions

Lunch break

Co-Creative Workshop: High-Level Trends and their Socio-Economic Implications
Moderated by Thomas Mikkelsen, Partner and Director Consulting, VaasaETT

  • Diedert Debusscher, Portfolio Manager Energy & Electricity, European Copper Institute
  • Simon Anderson, Director, Green Energy Options
  • Götz Fischbeck, Head of Business Development - Central Europe, Delta Energy and Environment
  • Michiel Dorresteijn, Senior Consultant Energy, Energy 21
  • Jessica Strömbäck, Chairman, Joule Assets Europe
  • Alix Chambris, Head of EU Public Affairs, Danfoss
  • Dr Johannes Werhahn, Head of Flexibility, Renewables Marketing & Storage Solutions, E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH
  • Dusan Jakovljevic, Director Policy and Communications, EEIP
  • Andreas Flamm, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Functions, Entelios 

Coffee break

Connecting the Dots: Discussion of the Workshop Messages
Moderated by Thomas Mikkelsen, Partner and Director Consulting, VaasaETT
A collection of thoughts and ideas from the interactive session are being presented and discussed among industry leaders.
Interactive discussion of the workshop messages with group facilitators

Policy Hard Talk: What Next after the Clean Energy Package? Moderated by Professor Leonardo Meeus, Florence School of Regulation. 

An interview with:
     · Sven Kaiser, Deputy Head of Electricity, e-control, Chair of Future Policy Task Force at ACER
     · Anna Colucci, Head of Unit for Retail Markets at DG Energy, European Commission   

Closing statement
Christiane Mann, Chairman smartEn and SVP Strategy and Operations - Buildings & IT Business Unit at Schneider Electric


Live interaction on

Twitter: #SESummit


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