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from 13:30 to 18:30
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The EU’s Power System by 2030: Navigating the Crisis and Keeping the Decarbonization Cap Ifri Seminars

The combination of the climate crisis and Russia’s war in Ukraine makes the case for a much faster transition to a fully decarbonized power system. 

To get there, the European Union must deliver a massive scale up of its renewable electricity generation capacity and upgrade of its grids, while phasing out dispatchable fossil fuel assets and enhancing the electrification of energy demand.

Yet, making 2030 the new 2035 comes with significant implementation hurdles at a time when supply chains are severely disrupted, raw material costs soar, interest rates increase, and questions arise as to whether the current market design is still fit for purpose.

This event co-organised by EIT InnoEnergy and the Ifri Center for Energy & Climate will explore the implications of the REPowerEU plan for the power sector in a context of increasing sector integration and discuss policy responses to security of supply and industrial challenges.


13:30 Welcome coffee

14:00 Welcome remarks by EIT InnoEnergy and Ifri 

14:05 Introductory remarks by MEP Claudia Gamon

14:20 Introductory remarks by Stefano Soro, Head of Green and Circular Economy Unit,
           DG GROW, European Commission


14:30 Panel discussion #1 - Market design options and technology solutions to get through the crisis and cover growing flexibility needs 

  • Paula Ceballos Coloma, Internal Energy Market Unit, DG ENER, European Commission 
  • Pierre-Laurent Lucille, Chief Economist, Engie
  • Johan Söderbom, Thematic Leader Smart Grids & Storage, EIT InnoEnergy
  • Frauke Thies, Executive Director, Agora Energiewende
  • Fabienne Salaun, Economist, Strategy Department, EDF

Moderation Diana Gherasim, Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri


15:45 Coffee break


16:00 Panel discussion #2 - Strengthening the EU's industrial capacities to match its power decarbonization and system integration ambitions 

  • Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri
  • Luca Demicheli, Green and Circular Economy Unit, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Gøran Bye, CEO, Norwegian Crystals
  • Patrick Crombez, General Manager Heating & Renewables SBU, Daikin Europe
  • Olivier Grabette, Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of European industrial affairs, RTE
  • Jon Lezamiz, Head of Public Affairs, Siemens Gamesa

Moderation: Philippe Bozier, Public Infrastructure and Project Finance Leader, Mazars


17:15 Closing remarks by MEP Christophe Grudler

17:30 Cocktail Reception


Registration is closed. For more information on the event, please contact Lea Metke (metke@ifri.org).


European Parliament - SPAAK 5B1 - Rue Wiertz 60 - 1047 Brussels, Belgium
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