#ElectrifyNow: Which role for electrification in the Green Deal?
Digital Event, 17 November 2021 | 9.00 - 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.
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.
09.00– Opening of digital room
09.10– Opening byMr 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 Pascal Canfin, Chair of the ENVI Committee at and Member of 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
11.15– Roundtable on electricity distribution
Opened by a presentation of a practical case study showing the success of smart grid in supporting electrification.
–Mrs Maria Spyraki, Member of the ITRE 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 Dr Stanislav Rascan, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia (tbc)