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Wednesday – 23rd June

14:00
Intro

Opening Words

We open the conference with a few words from our founder David and Germany's Federal Representative for Digitalization Dorothee Bär.
Dorothee Bär
Federal Representative for Digitalization
David Balensiefen
gridX
CEO

14:15
Keynote Speech

How we can still make it

At the current rate we will pass 1.5 °C warming before 2040 - with decisive action we can still prevent this.
Stefan Rahmstorf
University of Potsdam
Professor

15:00
Keynote Speech

The climate crisis and the future of energy

Scientist for Future's Gregor Hagedorn assesses the major hurdles to reducing carbon emissions and the risk of inaction.
Gregor Hagedorn
Scientists for Future

15:30
Keynote Speech

How tech supports the shift to a sustainable economy

Technology can help companies account for their carbon footprint. Learn how this drives a shift towards more sustainability.
Lubomila Jordanova
Plan A
Founder & CEO

16:00
Panel Discussion

A sustainable and socially just recovery

The pandemic has had far-reaching impacts across all sectors and government focus has shifted towards an effective recovery. How can we use this as an opportunity to encourage greater sustainability and equity in the energy industry?
Barbara Saerbeck
Agora Energiewende
Project Manager
Tristan Foerster
ClimatePartner
Managing Director
Thomas Flochel
World Bank
Senior Energy Economist

17:00
Keynote Speech

Net Zero by 2050

To reach net zero emissions by 2050, annual clean energy investment worldwide will need to more than triple by 2030 to around $4 trillion. Listen to the IEA's Energy Analyst Brent Wanner to learn how we can achieve net zero energy.
Brent Wanner
IEA
WEO Energy Analyst

Thursday – 24th June

9:00
Keynote Speech

Overcoming grid integration challenges in India

Jörg Gäbler from GIZ on the challenges of integrating solar power into the Indian grid.
Jörg Gäbler
GIZ India
Principal Advisor

9:15
Keynote Speech

Microgrids: Turning challenges into opportunities

Sabine Erlinghagen CEO of Siemens Digital Grids gives insights into how the tech giant develops microgrids.
Sabine Erlinghagen
Siemens
CEO Digital Grid

9:30
Interview

Enabling flexibility in energy markets

Jochen Schwill from Next Kraftwerke discusses with gridX's CGO Tim Steinmetz how we can bring more flexibilities into the market.
Jochen Schwill
Next Kraftwerke
CEO & Founder
Tim Steinmetz
gridX
CGO

10:00
Panel Discussion

Who's the energy provider of the future?

With the continuing electrification and the installation of more and more DERs, such as PV systems and batteries in private households, a variety of players are seeking to become consumers’ key contact for energy. This raises questions about the future of the market and who will assume which role.
Christian Deilmann
tado°
Founder
Christoph Ostermann
sonnen
Founder
Lina Wölm
Zolar
VP Marketing
Simon Schmitz
aWATTar
CEO

11:00
Panel Discussion

Is the future all electric?

To ramp up the supply of renewable energy, previously separated sectors will need to form links and energy will need to be stored in large scales. We bring together professionals from heating, mobility and electricity to discuss the challenges of sector coupling.
Ghanim Putrus
Northumbria University
Professor
Martin Möller
Westenergie
Director Business Development
Niklas Schirmer
Elli
Head of New Business
Raoul Boya
Viessmann
Manager Strategy & Operations

12:00
Panel Discussion

Greenwashing or genuine commitment?

Sustainability has become the new buzzword, having found its way into many pitch decks. From corporates to startups, everyone claims to be sustainable. But how committed are investors and corporates, really?
Dr. Wieland Holfelder
Google
VP Engineering
Daria Saharova
Tech Investor
Tim Schumacher
Greentech Investor

13:00
Keynote Speech

The cloud’s role in driving both sustainability and growth  

The decentralized grid of the future will require scalable cloud solutions. Learn from Microsoft's President of EMEA how the tech giant aims to achieve carbon neutrality while unlocking new growth opportunities.
Ralph Haupter
Microsoft
President EMEA

14:15
Panel Discussion

Platform economy & sustainable energy

Platforms have emerged in many industries and often turned existing structures upside down. Will we see the same in the energy space?
Simon Koopmann
envelio
CEO
Sebastian Wagner
SAP
Senior Product Specialist
Andy Booke
gridX
MD
Jürgen Mayerhofer
enspired
CEO

15:00
Panel Discussion

Green e-mobility at scale

The number of EVs is growing at a rapid pace, however, e-mobility does little to cut emissions if it runs on coal power. Therefore, it is not only essential to build up charging infrastructure but also to ensure that this infrastructure is supplied with green energy.
Roland van der Put
Fastned
Head of Network Technology
Michael von Roeder
Elia Group
CDO & CIO
Rob Labinski
Octopus Energy
Head of Electrification

16:00
Interview

Building carbon-neutral cities

Alongside mobility and energy, sustainable building is one of the most important levers to reduce carbon emissions. What do the buildings of the future look like and how can we make cities more sustainable?
Ursula Eicker
Concordia University
Professor
Elisabeth Beusker
RWTH Aachen
Professor

16:30
Keynote Speech

Has PV won the race?

What is the best way to incentivise the rollout of PV systems and what are the implications for the electricity system?
Naomi Chevillard
SolarPower Europe
Senior Policy Advisor

17:00
Interview

Fit for 55

The EU has proposed an ambitious plan to reform the electricity sector. What changes do we need to integrate high shares of fluctuating renewable electricity?
Marion Malafosse
smartEn
Policy Manager
Ulrike Hinz
WWF
Policy Advisor

17:30
Interview

Closing words

A recap of the event, the discussions and an outlook on energy with gridX's founder David Balensiefen.
David Balensiefen
gridX
CEO
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What is it about?

The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time. The energy sector (electricity, heat and transport) accounts for 73.2% of global greenhouse gas emissions, providing a huge opportunity for real change.

Today, we face two major issues: either people lack access to sufficient energy or the available energy is heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

Renewable energy sources have the potential to transform the currently flawed system. However, in order to be scalable, efficient and resilient, renewables require new technologies. The energy system of the future will be digitalized, decarbonized, decentralized.

gridXdays brings together thought leaders to discuss how we can use technology to accelerate the transition to carbon-neutral energy.

The road to
carbon neutrality

Where do we currently stand?

In order to be able to make impactful change, we must first understand the current system, how and why it developed this why and in what direction it is heading. This block will focus on where CO2 emissions in energy production come from and which areas require the most change.

What can we do?

Solutions are already available to make energy more accessible and affordable. From electrification to smart management to carbon capture - which solutions hold the most promise for realizing carbon-neutral energy and what more must be done in these areas?

How do we put this into practice?

The final block will discuss the barriers to implementing these solutions. What regulatory, technical and economic conditions must change to enable a sustainable energy future?

Who's talking?

Experts from the tech sector, sustainable investors, politicians and business leaders will come together to give speeches, answer questions and engage in insightful discussion to help solve some of the most important challenges the world is facing today.
Christian Deilmann
Founder
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tado°
Jochen Schwill
CEO & Founder
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Next Kraftwerke
Tim Schumacher
Greentech Investor
,
Daria Saharova
Tech Investor
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Christoph Ostermann
Founder
,
sonnen
Lina Wölm
VP Marketing
,
Zolar
Dr. Wieland Holfelder
VP Engineering
,
Google
Ralph Haupter
President EMEA
,
Microsoft
Lubomila Jordanova
Founder & CEO
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Plan A
Roland van der Put
Head of Network Technology
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Fastned
Sebastian Wagner
Senior Product Specialist
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SAP
Ulrike Hinz
Policy Advisor
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WWF
Dorothee Bär
Federal Representative for Digitalization
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Jörg Gäbler
Principal Advisor
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GIZ India
Ursula Eicker
Professor
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Concordia University
Sabine Erlinghagen
CEO Digital Grid
,
Siemens
Ghanim Putrus
Professor
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Northumbria University
Marion Malafosse
Policy Manager
,
smartEn
Michael von Roeder
CDO & CIO
,
Elia Group
Naomi Chevillard
Senior Policy Advisor
,
SolarPower Europe
Simon Schmitz
CEO
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aWATTar
Barbara Saerbeck
Project Manager
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Agora Energiewende
Gregor Hagedorn
Scientists for Future
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Rob Labinski
Head of Electrification
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Octopus Energy
Martin Möller
Director Business Development
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Westenergie
Tristan Foerster
Managing Director
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ClimatePartner
Niklas Schirmer
Head of New Business
,
Elli
Raoul Boya
Manager Strategy & Operations
,
Viessmann
Elisabeth Beusker
Professor
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RWTH Aachen
Simon Koopmann
CEO
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envelio
Brent Wanner
WEO Energy Analyst
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IEA
Thomas Flochel
Senior Energy Economist
,
World Bank
Stefan Rahmstorf
Professor
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University of Potsdam
Jürgen Mayerhofer
CEO
,
enspired

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