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The EU’s Power System by 2030: Navigating the Crisis and Keeping the Decarbonization Cap (video)

Replay from Ifri's conference at the European Parliament in Brussels (October 11, 2022). 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-organized 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.



0:00:00 Welcome remarks by EIT InnoEnergy and Ifri 

6:04 Introductory remarks by MEP Claudia Gamon

17:09 Introductory remarks by Stefano Soro, Head of Green and Circular Economy Unit, DG GROW, European Commission.

33:38 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

1:41:44 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
• Marcella Mantilla, Directorate for industrial affairs, RTE
• Jon Lezamiz, Head of Public Affairs, Siemens Gamesa
Moderation: Philippe Bozier, Public Infrastructure and Project Finance Leader, Mazars

2:49:48 Closing remarks by MEP Christophe Grudler


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