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Innovation as a Catalyst for Energy Markets?

In the aftermath of the Paris global agreement on climate change, innovation stands as a growing source of leadership edge in energy markets. The integration of energy storage capacities is opening new ways of thinking and may trigger new business models for the industry. At the same time, the big data revolution is changing the picture on the electricity market. How will innovation transform the world energy landscape? Are there new risks arising from the interdependencies related to this new technology deployment? Will it ultimately provide new catalysts for energy markets in setting long-term pathways for decarbonisation? The debate will be dedicated to one key driver for the Energy Union: Innovation and to the need to bridge the gap between knowledge and industrialization in Europe.

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13:30-13:40 : Registration and Welcome coffee

13:40-13:45 : Introduction by Marie-Claire Aoun, Director, Center for Energy, Ifri

The debate will be chaired by Olivier Appert, Senior Advisor, Center for Energy, Ifri

13:45-14:15 : Special Address by Andris Piebalgs, Senior Fellow Florence School of Regulation, Member of the Global Agenda Council on Decarbonizing Energy, Former EU Commissioner for Energy Read the presentation


14:15-15:15 :

  • World Perspectives for Energy Technology
    Daniele Poponi, Senior Energy Technology Policy Analyst, the International Energy Agency (IEA)​
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  • Innovation: a Key Driver for the Energy Union
    Manuel SzapiroMember of Cabinet for European Commission Vice-President Maroŝ Šefčovič, Energy Union Read the presentation

  • Energy Storage: an Innovation in Energy Systems?
    Diego Pavia, Chief Executive Officer, KIC InnoEnergy
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  • The Big Data Revolution in the Electricity Markets
    Yann Padova, Commissioner, French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE)
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15:15-16:30 : Q&A Session


Résidence Palace - 155 rue de la Loi - 1040 Brussels
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