For years, European utilities have led green energy initiatives, smart city initiatives and CO2 emission reductions. Almost all of Europe’s largest power and gas utilities have set net-zero emissions targets and many have already made significant strides toward achieving them.
However, utilities’ role in the net zero economy extends far beyond their own push for green energy. Utilities have the potential, and more importantly the experience, to lead this revolution. The utility industry can demonstrate to other sectors how to encompass net zero from creating a sustainable supply chain, to launching new business models, to transitioning to a circular economy.
Pressure to prioritize climate change, electrify transportation and adopt stakeholder capitalism, puts utilities and their ecosystem of partners at the crux of the net zero economy.
For this 10th edition of the IDC European Executive Summit, we will focus the discussions on Utilities’ role in the net zero economy.
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Director of New Business Incubation, ESB
Vice Head of Research & Development, ENBW
Head of Innovability, Enel
Principal Consultant, National Grid
CEO, Octopus Energy Generation
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Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Ellevio
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Senior Researcher, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences representing the Dutch Energy Community Duurzaam Ameland
Energy Communities Lead, Enedis
Director of New Business Incubation, ESB
Chief Operating Officer, Kaluza
Co-Founder and CEO, Ostrom
VP - Global Engagement, Smart Energy Water
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and General Manager – Europe, Smart Energy Water
Per Christian Honningsvaag
Energy Business Leder for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Microsoft
Research Analyst, Energy Insights
Product Manager, Mecoms
Managing Director Utilities Transmission & Distribution Lead for Europe, Accenture
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Director Energy Industry, Western Europe area, Microsoft
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Executive Vice President Digital & Transformation Technology, Snam
Chief Executive Officer, UK Power Networks
CEO and Head of Enel X Global Retail
Customer Experience & Complaints Director, OVO
Director Of Communications, Kaluza
Smart Energy Water (SEW)
Smart Energy Water, with its innovative and industry-leading cloud platforms, delivers the best Digital Customer Experiences (CX) and Workforce Experiences (WX), powered by AI, ML, and IoT Analytics to the global energy, water, and gas providers.
At SEW, the vision is to Engage, Empower, and Educate billions of people to save energy and water. We partner with businesses to deliver platforms that are easy-to-use, integrate seamlessly, and help build a strong technology foundation that allows them to become future-ready.
For more information, visit: www.sew.ai/
MECOMS is a Ferranti company and is the result of more than 40 years of experience in the utility industry with offices and a network of certified partners across the globe.
As a vertical solution provider, we deliver our MECOMS 365 platform to energy and utility companies. This platform gives you access to the power and flexibility of Microsoft Dynamics 365; tailored to the specific needs of an energy and utility company.
The MECOMS 365 platform is an end-to-end business application platform covering the processes following:
• Customer Engagement
• Customer Information System
• Meter Data Management
• Enterprise Asset Management
• Finance & Operations
For more information please visit: www.mecoms.com
Accenture is the leading provider of consulting, digital and managed services to companies in the electricity, gas and water sectors. We help utilities reinvent their businesses to adapt to changing consumer, employee and market demands while providing safe, sustainable, and reliable energy. Through our deep industry expertise, passion for innovation and diverse partner ecosystem, we deliver end-to-end services across the value chain that are proven to transform core operations and deliver and scale new business models for future growth.
For more information, please visit: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/industries/utilities-index
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries.
Siemens founded the new business unit Siemens Advanta on April 1, 2019 with its headquarter in Munich, Germany. It has been designed to unlock the digital future of its clients by offering end-to-end support on their unique digitalization journey. Siemens Advanta is a strategic advisor and a trusted implementation partner in digital transformation and industrial IoT with a global network of more than 8000 employees in 19 countries and 89 offices. Highly skilled and experienced experts offer services which range from consulting to design & prototyping to solution & implementation and operation – everything out of one hand.
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The global pace of change is accelerating, and utilities need to rebuild for a more sustainable future. Gentrack provides utilities across the world with market leading products and services to drive their transformation.
Working with some of the world’s biggest energy and water companies, as well as innovative challenger brands, we are helping companies reshape what it means to be a utilities business.
We are driven by our passion to create positive impact. That is why utilities rely on us to manage complexity, deliver exceptional customer experiences and secure profits.
Together, we are renewing utilities.
Generac Grid Services
From demand management to real-time grid services like frequency regulation and volt/VAR control, Generac Grid Services has a solution for your grid balancing needs. Generac Grid Services’ award-winning technology goes far beyond load control, demand response and auto-DR. It raises the bar to a whole new level, with features like closed-loop real-time optimization of DERs and bi-directional wholesale transactions to add and subtract power at precisely the right time and place that it’s needed – or not needed.
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