Thursday, 24th June

9:00
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
9:15
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
10:00
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°
Christoph Ostermann
sonnen
Lina Wölm
Zolar
Simon Schmitz
aWATTar
11:00
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
Martin Möller
Westenergie
Niklas Schirmer
Elli
Raoul Boya
Viessmann
12:00
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
Daria Saharova
Tim Schumacher
13:00
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
14:15
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
Sebastian Wagner
SAP
Andy Booke
gridX
Jürgen Mayerhofer
enspired
15:00
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
Michael von Roeder
Elia Group
Rob Labinski
Octopus Energy
16:00
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
Elisabeth Beusker
RWTH Aachen
16:30
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
17:00
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
Ulrike Hinz
WWF
17:30
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