Ten speakers you cannot afford to miss at #EUW18


In a market confronted to the new disruptive cross-industry players, the Summit Programme at European Utility Week offers a strategic and policy forming environment, serving every level of the smart energy value chain.

The content offering includes different tracks and themes, offering the right platform to brainstorm and strategise about the industry’s challenges ahead.

Edouard Sauvage, CEO, GRDF

Natural and renewable gas: Key enablers of decarbonisation and digitisation of EU energy system

Edouard Sauvage is one of the most powerful people in Europe’s gas industry. He has led GDRF, France’s biggest gas distribution system operator, for three years, having previously worked for Gaz de France and GDF Suez. On the first day of EUW 2018, Edouard will speak about how natural and renewable gas are necessary to achieve 2050 decarbonisation objectives – and why he believes Europe should step up its efforts to promote biomethane. Edouard’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with other business leaders and representative of international bodies.

Ewald Hesse, CEO, Grid Singularity

Digitalisation: Enabling Technologies 2

Blockchain isn’t just the future for the energy sector: it’s already here. At EUW 2018, you will hear from Ewald Hesse of blockchain technology firm Grid Singularity, which is developing an open, decentralised energy data exchange platform under the auspices of the Energy Web Foundation (EWF). Ewald will explain the impact the technology is having on the energy world.

Signe Horn, Rosted VP, Energinet

Doing business in a digital and decentralised energy system: The TSO’s perspective

As VP with responsibility for electricity markets at the Danish electricity system operator, Energinet, Signe will give the transmission system operator’s perspective on doing business in a digital and decentralised energy system. Signe will then be joined in a panel discussion by others including Carmen Becerril, President of Spanish solar business Fortia Energia, and Lovisa Fricot Noren, CEO of Sweden’s Teknisca Verken.

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