Thursday – 24th May

9:00
Keynote Speeches & Panel Discussion

Moving to a decentralized system

The grid of the future will be decentralized. A group of experts will discuss the challenges of integrating Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) – from building up solar parks in India to aggregating and monetizing flexible systems to building digital grids.
Jörg Gäbler
GIZ India
Principal Advisor
Sabine Erlinghagen
Siemens
CEO Digital Grid
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?
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

Modern grid planning

Grid planning has become significantly more complex with the decentralization of power generation. Existing methods must be revised and policy must have a minimum level of standardization to guarantee local flexibility.
Naomi Chevillard
SolarPower Europe
Senior Policy Advisor
17:00
Interview

Fit for 55

The EU has proposed an ambitious plan to reform the energy sector and pave its way to net zero emissions.
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