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In collaboration with European Energy Forum.

The Energy Transition and the Digital Revolution are the real engines that can drive us toward a zero-carbon future that puts the consumer at the centre. Society is asking not only to decarbonise the European economy, but also that consumers benefit and play a central role in this transition. The future energy system has to enable the massive take-up of renewables, should lead to huge energy savings and enable consumers to access a wide range of competitive energy services: to keep comfort at home or in the office, to optimise energy bills and to generate sufficient returns of investment. Without digital technologies the path to a zero-carbon energy future would not be possible. Whilst, at the same time the digital industry itself has to reduce its own carbon foot print, the focus of this event will be primarily on the enabling role of digitisation in the energy sector. The convergence of energy and digital policy are a crucial part of achieving the objectives of European Green Deal.

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Pilar del Castillo MEP and EIF Chair; Vice President of European Energy Forum

    Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member; Vice President of European Energy Forum


    Mark Van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit 'Innovation, clean technologies and competitiveness', DG Energy, European Commission

    Stefan Kapferer, member of the Elia Group Management Board and CEO of 50Hertz

    Doroth?e D'Herde, Head of Sustainable Business, Vodafone

    Annika Hedberg, Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme, EPC


    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Pascale Verheust, Director General, European Energy Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

Practical information

17 November 2020 10:00 - 11:30

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  • Pilar del Castillo MEP, EIF Chair
  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP, EIF Steering Committe member
  • Stefan Kapferer Member of the Elia Group Management Board CEO of 50Hertz
  • Dorothée D'Herde Head of Sustainable Business Vodafone
  • Annika Hedberg Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme EPC
  • Maria Rosa Gibellini Director General European Internet Forum
  • Pascale Verheust Director General European Energy Forum

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