Brussels, Belgium (Hybrid)
09:30 - 11:00

EUSEW2022: Achieving energy independence and the green transition: REPowering consumers

Consumers and industry alike experience several barriers to shift to renewables and drive the energy transition. This is a multifaceted problem, including lack of access to information among consumers, affordability, grid and market integration, misaligned labour markets and supply chain issues. This session will present these barriers, discuss concrete solutions and where further EU action is needed.

The panel will discuss how investments in self-consumption can shield consumers from volatility in gas and electricity markets, how we could unlock flexibility resources as an alternative to conventional gas and how we can ensure the security of supply, which is worsened by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. At the same time, the session will directly contribute to the political debate on the Fit for 55 package, as well as the newly launched Solar Strategy and the REPowerEU package of the European Commission.

CEER is a co-organiser in this EUSEW 2022 session led by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), with other co-organisers including the European consumer voice in standardisation (ANEC) and SolarPower Europe.


  • Frédéric Simon, Editor at EURACTIV


  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Energy
  • Annegret Groebel, President, CEER
  • Monique De Volder, Senior Energy Advisor
  • Stephen Russell, Director General
  • Walburga Hemetsberger, Chief Executive Officer, SolarPower Europe

The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year, EUSEW will take place in a hybrid format*, online and onsite in Brussels, on 26-30 September 2022 under the theme “Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition”. Policy sessions are organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders and will focus on sustainable energy issues, and debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas.

Please find pictures of the session here