— 26 November 2021

NET-ZERO:

An Energy System for a Climate-Neutral Europe by 2050

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About the ENTSO-E Conference 2021

The ENTSO-E Conference 2021 will focus on the necessary steps towards an energy system which is fit for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.

We will discuss the challenges and opportunities of offshore development, energy system integration (with a more inclusive system planning) and unlocking demand-side flexibility. This input will feed into ENTSO-E’s Vision 2050 to be published in 2022.

The event will take place in the same month of COP26, where world leaders will try to agree on joint actions to achieve the net-zero target by 2050. At the same time, the revision of TEN-E Regulation, the Offshore Strategy, and the newly released Fit for 55 Package will be top of the EU agenda, together with the imminent release of the Hydrogen and Gas Package and the beginning of activities of the EU DSO Entity.

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09:30 13:00

Net Zero: an energy system for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050

09:30

Introductory video & welcoming words

Sonya Twohig

Secretary-General, ENTSO-E

09:35

Welcoming speeches: Europe’s recipe for net zero

Blaž Košorok

State Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia

Kadri Simson

EU Commissioner for Energy

Hervé Laffaye

President, ENTSO-E

10:05

Session 1: How to integrate Renewable offshore energy

This panel will look at offshore development in Europe – Opportunities and challenges

Moderation

Joachim Vanzetta

Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E

Keynote speaker

Morten Helveg Petersen

MEP

Panel followed by a Q&A

Vera Silva

Vice-President Innovation, T&D Europe

Dora Petroula

Deputy Director, CAN Europe

Kristian Ruby

Secretary-General, Eurelectric

Giles Dickson

CEO, WindEurope

Christian Zinglersen

Director, ACER

Håkon Borgen

Chair of RDI Committee, ENTSO-E

Conclusion

Joachim Vanzetta

Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E

10:55

Session 2: Moving towards an integrated system of systems

This panel will be about discussing how to move towards an integrated energy system including developing a more inclusive system planning

Moderation

Zbyněk Boldiš

Vice-President, ENTSO-E

Keynote Speaker

Catharina Sikow-Magny

Director for Green Transition and Energy System Integration, DG Energy, European Commission

Panel followed by a Q&A

Antonella Battaglini

CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

Stephan Neugebauer

Chairman, EGVIAfor2Zero

Louis Watine

System Development Director, ENTSOG

Peter Claes

President, IFIEC Europe

Marie Hayden

Chief Engineer, Smart Wires Inc.

Thomas Nowak

Secretary-General, EHPA

Gerald Kaendler

Chair of the System Development Committee, ENTSO-E

Conclusion

Zbyněk Boldiš

Vice-President, ENTSO-E

11:45

Coffee break

11:55

Session 3: Binding it all together: putting the customer at the centre

This panel will look at the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Interface and how to unlock demand side flexibility

Moderator

Liam Ryan

Vice-Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E

Keynote Speaker

Vincenzo Ranieri

President, EU DSO Entity

Panel followed by Q&A

Jaume Loffredo

Energy Policy Officer, BEUC

Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO, SolarPower Europe

Wolfgang Urbantschitsch

Vice President, CEER

Dirk Vansintjan

President, RESCoop

Michael Villa

Executive Director, SmartEN

Jérôme Le Page

Chair of the Electricity Committee, EFET

Damian Cortinas

Chair of the T&D Interface Steering Group, ENTSO-E

Conclusion

Liam Ryan

Vice-Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E

Towards a Vision 2050

12:45

Poll on key drivers for the power system

Sonya Twohig

Secretary-General, ENTSO-E

12:50

From 2030 to 2050 – what will it take?

Towards an ENTSO-E Vision 2050

Joachim Vanzetta

Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E

13:00

Closing Words

Sonya Twohig

Secretary-General, ENTSO-E

Antonella Battaglini

CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

Blaž Košorok

State Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia

Catharina Sikow-Magny

Director for Green Transition and Energy System Integration, DG Energy, European Commission

Christian Zinglersen

Director, ACER

Damian Cortinas

Chair of the T&D Interface Steering Group, ENTSO-E

Dirk Vansintjan

President, RESCoop

Dora Petroula

Deputy Director, CAN Europe

Gerald Kaendler

Chair of the System Development Committee, ENTSO-E

Giles Dickson

CEO, WindEurope

Håkon Borgen

Chair of the Research, Development & Innovation Committee, ENTSO-E

Hervé Laffaye

President, ENTSO-E

Jaume Loffredo

Energy Policy Officer, BEUC

Jérôme Le Page

Chair of the Electricity Committee, EFET

Joachim Vanzetta

Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E

Kadri Simson

EU Commissioner for Energy

Kristian Ruby

Secretary-General, Eurelectric

Louis Watine

System Development Director, ENTSOG

Marie Hayden

Chief Engineer, Smart Wires Inc.

Michael Villa

Executive Director, SmartEN

Morten Helveg Petersen

Member of the European Parliament

Peter Claes

President, IFIEC Europe

Stephan Neugebauer

Chairman, EGVIAfor2Zero

Thomas Nowak

Secretary-General, EHPA

Vera Silva

Vice-President Innovation, T&D Europe

Vincenzo Ranieri

President, EU DSO Entity

Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO, SolarPower Europe

Wolfgang Urbantschitsch

Vice President, CEER

Zbyněk Boldiš

Vice-President, ENTSO-E

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