Digitalisation in energy

Digitalisation of the energy system is required to manage the energy transition. Only a smart energy system can activate the flexibility on the demand side that is needed to integrate large shares of renewables efficiently.

Digital technologies play an important role in the energy sector in many respects. This holds particularly true for smart grids and smart metering systems, smart home appliances, smart charging solutions for electric vehicles and smart cities. In all these areas, digital technologies create various opportunities. They can help the consumer participate actively in the energy market and use energy more efficiently.

But what is the future vision of the energy sector? Does the current or currently-under-negotiation legislative framework provide grounds for this vision? What is the state of the European research? Where do we need more R&D?

This event focuses on the legislative and policy perspective of digitalisation in energy, as well as to discuss what research is needed to reach future visions. It includes representatives from Member States, national regulatory authorities and stakeholders. It allows exchange of experiences and views on digitalisation, visionary trends and enabling innovative solutions to lower energy costs and enhance security of supply while deploying innovative digital energy services.

Speakers

Team Leader Smart Grids
European Commission. DG ENER - Directorate for Internal Market
President of ESMIG, Chairman of ETIP SNET Digital Energy WG4, GENERAL MANAGER ENERGY for EMEA
SAP
Head of Smart Energy Lab
Eneco
Energy BU CTO
Schneider Electric
Director Energy Department
Authority for Consumers and Markets
SECRETARY-GENERAL
ENTSO-E
Secretary General
EDSO for Smart Grids
Executive Director
Smart Energy Demand Coalition
Senior Project Manager
cyberGRID GmbH & Co KG
Director, Head of Utilities
INDRA
Manager
ABB AB, Corporate Research
Coordinator Smart Grids
Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
Deputy Head of Unit - C.2: New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal
European Commission - Directorate-General for Energy
Head of Unit - B.3: Retail markets; coal & oil
European Commission - Directorate-General for Energy