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Electricity Networks at the Heart of Europe's changing energy system - Policy Conference

27 November 2018

NH Berlaymont Hotel
Bd Charlemagne 11-19, Brussels


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  • 13:30 Registration & coffee
  • 14:00 Welcome

    Gerhard Seyrling, T&D Europe President and Raul Gil, Chair Europacable Energy Team

    Katrina Sichel, Moderator

    Gerhard Seyrling, T&D Europe President and Raul Gil, Chair Europacable Energy Team
  • Keynote speech: What's next for the grid after the Clean Energy Package?

    Laurent Schmitt, Secretary General, ENTSO-E


  • 14:30 Energy Producers

    What are the challenges that renewable energy generation needs pose to the grid and what would be the solutions to integrate as much clean energy possible into the network?

    • WindEurope – Giles Dickson, CEO
    • SolarPower Europe – Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director
    • Renewables Grid Initiative – Antonella Battaglini, CEO

    • T&D Europe – Milagros Garcia, Managing Director, Global RES sector, Ormazabal
    • Europacable – Domenico Gerace, Director of Marketing & Sales, Nexans

    With intervention from the floor by Andreas Wagner, Managing Director, German offshore Wind Energy Foundation, on the PROMOTIon EU Project


  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:40 Prosumers and Consumers

    Consumers will play an increasingly active role on the network thanks to energy flexibility. What kind of challenges do individual private and large professional and industrial consumers and prosumers represent and how should the grid adapt to these new needs?

    • RESCOOP – Josh Roberts, Advocacy Officer
    • SmartEn - Frauke Thies, Executive Director
    • ChargePoint - Christelle Verstraeten, Senior Director European Policy
    • European Aluminium - Stein Øvstebø , Head of Power Systems, Hydro

    • T&D Europe - Dagmar Bleilebens, Head of Mindsphere Application Center, Siemens
    • Europacable - Andreas Berthou, Executive Vice-President, Head of HV Solutions, NKT


  • 16:30 Markets and financing: creating the future grid

    What are the financial needs to develop the modern, future-proof grid and how do we get there?

    • EEX – Daniel Wragge, Head of Political & Regulatory Affairs
    • ENTSO-E -Susanne Nies, Manager Strategy & Communications
    • EDSO – Roberto Zangrandi, Secretary General
    • European Commission - Milosz Momot, DG Energy

    • T&D Europe - Jochen Kreusel, Group Sr Vice-president & Market Innovation Manager, ABB Power Grids
    • Europacable - Samuel Ansorge, CEO, Brugg


  • 17:30 Conclusion

    What needs to be done to ensure we continue to have grids that enable all Europeans to enjoy clean, secure and affordable electricity?

    Katrina Sichel, Moderator

    Closing remarks by Gerhard Seyrling and Raul Gil


  • 18:00 Networking cocktail



  • 19:00 Walking dinner

How to reach NH Brussels EU Berlaymont



Closest  Metro station: Schuman in Line 1 and 5. Located 2 minutes away from the hotel.   




The closest airport is Brussels Airport (BRU)
Taxi: It's a 20 minute trip and is around €36.
Public Transport: Take Bus 12 or 21. It's a 25 minute trip to Schuman bus stop. The airport train will take you to Brussels Central station every 15 minutes. From there take metro line 1 or 5, alighting at Schuman Station.


By car

Parking: Onsite Parking cannot be reserved in advance. €25.00 per day, €2.00 per hour