Electricity Decarbonization, Diversification and Security of Supply: How to Meet the 2030 Challenge in North-West Continental Europe? Ifri Green Deal Virtual Lunch Series
Electricity systems of the North-West area of continental Europe will go through fundamental changes in the coming years. Decarbonization and diversification strategies adopted in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands will lead to a swift phase out of large amounts of dispatchable coal and nuclear power generation capacities.
Meanwhile, variable renewable production will have to ramp up at unprecedented speed, especially in the context of the new climate targets for 2030. And lastly, the use of electricity will expand in the transport and residential sectors alongside for digital applications and hydrogen, with potentially strong implications for demand patterns.
The region is well interconnected and has benefited from the complementarities and overcapacities of national systems to date, but changes on the way will require strong coordination on both foresight exercises and the design of precautionary measures. The objective of this webinar will be to the assess the scale of these interlinked challenges, discuss potential blind spots, and identify steps for future action.
Chair: Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri
- Pierre-Laurent Lucille, Chief Economist, Engie
- Peter Scheerer, Expert European Affairs, TransnetBW
- François Dassa, Head of Global Prospective and International Relations, EDF
- Vincent Thouvenin, Director European Affairs, RTE
- Oliver Koch, Head of unit Internal Energy Market, DG Energy, European Commission
Moderation: Carole Mathieu, Head of EU Energy & Climate Policies, Ifri
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