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Business models, technologies and market design for decarbonising the connected energy system

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The Energy Transition World Forum

16th May, 2019, Amsterdam

Business models, technologies and market design for decarbonising the connected energy system

Returning for the second year, the Energy Transition World Forum is a high-level, one-day summit co-located with the Flame conference. The event provides an unrivaled platform for the broader conversations needed to deliver deep-decarbonisation.

By bringing together the senior players driving decarbonisation across the energy value chain - from energy suppliers to industrial consumers - the forum aims to take a collaborative approach to the energy transition, looking holistically at the roadmap for the connected energy system.

Building on last year’s successful closed-door VIP leaders’ forum, this year the event will open up to the broader energy community. ETWF 2019 will deliver a rigorous exploration of the new partnerships, incentives and frameworks that need to be developed in order to achieve ambitious climate targets.

The defining moments of 2018 were the COP24 summit, and the release of the landmark study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2019 will be the year that the energy sector and its customers move forward to realise the national policies that are filtering down from COP pledges.

In the meantime, results are coming in from early energy transition pilot projects. Now is the moment to bring decision makers together to see what can be learned from these projects, how they can be scaled up, and which technologies will be the most economical, viable and effective at achieving decarbonisation in the mid- to long-term.

Confirmed speakers include:
Lex Hartman, General Member of the Board, TenneT
Eva Hennig, Chair, Distribution Committee, Eurogas
Bram Fetter, Director Production, Suiker Unie
Jean-Francis Dusch, CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Asset UK
Markus Graebig, Project Leader - WindNODE, 50Hertz Transmission
Hans Grunfeld, Managing Director, VEMW
Erik Rakhou, Alternate Member, ACER Board of Appeal

(More to be announced…)

Learn from early pilot projects and hear an analysis of how they can be scaled up:

1. Suiker Unie’s green gas and heat conversion projects: discover how their partnerships have worked within these major programmes, and what their views are on the future of industrial decarbonisation.

2. The WindNODE smart grids project: a ground-breaking smart grid project involving more than 70 partners from north-eastern Germany, aiming to demonstrate how consumer flexibility can be an enabler for large-scale wind and solar power grid integration. How successful has the project been so far, what challenges has it faced, and how readily could this model be applied elsewhere?

(More to be announced…)

Benefits of attending
• Reduce your business risk by learning from key decarbonisation pilot projects
• Meet future partners and clients who share your focus – join our specialised discussions
• Get a balanced view of Europe’s energy roadmap through live debates between industry, the Energy sector, governments and other key stakeholders

What is new about the event this year?
• The 2019 programme will take a holistic view of key issues: each panel will include relevant voices from energy consumers, regulators/government, energy suppliers and grid operators
• New format: TED-style talks, sparking discussion and debate between key thought leaders with input from the audience
• Includes technology roundtables and discussions specifically aimed to assist delegates in researching their investment decisions. A chance to discuss the economics and the challenges involved in implementing technologies such as:

- Power-to-gas hubs
- Decarbonisation of district heating systems
- Ammonia electricity storage
- Demand side response systems
- Carbon capture and storage technologies

Want to find out how you can get involved with ETWF? Get in touch.
Speaker enquiries: Ela.Banerjee@KNect365.com
Commercial enquiries: Kirta.Vekaria@KNect365.com
Website enquiries: Viktoriia.Derkach@KNect365.com

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