Conference Programme - Agenda



13:00 – 13:05 | Opening and welcome address

  • Dr Annegret GROEBEL, CEER President

13:05 – 13:15 | Keynote Speech: European Green Deal and its initiatives for delivering the energy transition

  • Ms Kadri SIMSON, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission 

 Session One: Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Energy Sector 

13:15-13:45 | Presentations of CEER Analysis of the Covid-19 Pandemic’s Effects on the Energy Sector and IEA Report The Covid-19 Crisis and Clean Energy Progress

  • Mr Jean-Laurent LASTELLE, CEER Vice President
  • Ms Mechthild WÖRSDÖRFER, Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA

13:45 – 14:15 | Panel discussion with Q&A

  • Moderator: Mr Jean-Laurent LASTELLE, CEER Vice President

The Covid‐19 pandemic facilitating energy transition opportunities

  • Prof Jiří Jaromír KLEMEŠ, University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

Consequences of the pandemic for energy consumers

  • Mr Matthew VICKERS, CEO, Ombudsman Services UK, VP National Energy Ombudsmen Network (NEON)

Energy network operator function during the pandemic crisis

  • Ms Marie-Pierre FAUCONNIER, CEO, Sibelga (Distribution network operator of Brussels Capital Region)

14:15-14:25 | Break


Session Two: Sector coupling and the energy transition

14:25 – 14:40 | Presentation of CEER White Papers Long-term storage, Regulatory Treatment of Power-to-Gas and When and how to regulate hydrogen networks?

  • Mr Pedro VERDELHO, Gas Working Group Chair, CEER
  • Ms Christine MATERAZZI-WAGNER, Electricity Working Group Chair, CEER

14:40 – 15:20 | Panel discussion with Q&A

Moderator: Mr Wolfgang URBANTSCHITSCH, CEER Vice President,

The energy sector transformation: Fit for 55 Package

  • Ms Catharina SIKOW-MAGNY, Director of Green Transition and Energy System Integration Directorate, DG ENER, European Commission

TSO innovation for a climate-neutral European energy system

  • Mr Uroš SALOBIR, Director of the Strategic Innovation Department, ELES, Slovenian TSO

Hydrogen, enabling a zero-emission society

  • Mr Jorgo CHATZIMARKAKIS , Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe

15:20 – 15:30 | Closing remarks and new CEER strategy preview

  • Dr Annegret GROEBEL, CEER President