Opening Keynote – A Shared Vision for Electrification
End-use electrification is a vital component of the decarbonization of the energy system. How will we accomplish this efficiently and economically, while assisting and enabling global energy transitions?
Session 1A: Driving Electric Vehicle Adoption
We are on the cusp of a historic transition within the transportation sector. How do we go far enough and fast enough to meet ambitious targets?
Session 1B: Heating the Buildings of the Future
Building space and water heating is critical to meeting decarbonization goals. How do we develop and deploy — at scale — the right technologies for the customer and the grid?
Moderator: Hans De Keulenaer, European Copper Institute
Session 1C: Regulatory Approaches to Electrification
A discussion of regulatory and policy options to achieve decarbonization objectives while delivering customer and societal benefits.
Moderator: François Leveque, Mines Paris Tech
Session 1D: Preparing the Grid for Electrification
Widespread electrification — accompanied by dramatic increases in variable renewable generation — create unique opportunities and challenges for energy storage, customer flexibility, and other approaches to meet these twin challenges.
Moderator: Jean-Michel Gheeraerdts, John Cockerill
Session 2A: Electrifying the Fleet
Buses, trucks, and heavy equipment are a crucial aspect of fleet electrification. While technology advances are driving new applications, how do we support fleets in rapid and cost-effective transition to electric technologies?
Session 2B: Smarter Homes, Buildings, and Cities
Connected residential and commercial buildings can deliver carbon reductions — along with greater comfort and valuable flexibility for the grid.
Session 2C: Developing the Infrastructure for Electrification
What is the role of regulators and policymakers in spurring the development of the infrastructure (grid or customer) to support a more highly electrified society?
Session 2D: Innovations in Hydrogen and Synthetic Fuels
Hydrogen and synthetic fuels could play a necessary role in decarbonizing many industries, transportation, and even buildings. What are the technical, economic and policy advances required to enable the hydrogen and synthetic fuel pathways for decarbonized electricity?
Moderator: Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Plenary Panel Session – Regulatory and Policy Frameworks for Electrification
What are the policy and regulatory actions that will remove barriers to adoption and enable the innovative solutions that will be necessary to meet accelerated timeframes for decarbonization of end-use?
Afternoon Roundtable – Global Energy Transitions and Societal Imperatives
The Paris Agreements defined ambitious but necessary targets to decarbonize the economy. How do we meet these objectives at the lowest cost and greatest benefit to our customers and their communities?
Session 3A: The EV Infrastructure Challenge
How do we build a smart, flexible, and cost-effective EV infrastructure — everywhere and for everyone? Smart charging, vehicle-to-grid and other emerging technologies. What will drive a 2050 future of a highly electrified transportation sector?
Session 3B: Decarbonizing Industry
Industrial processes — manufacturing, chemicals, plastics, agriculture — represent major challenges and opportunities. What technology breakthroughs are needed in this critical sector?
Moderator: Cédric Philibert, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Session 3C: Financing the Electrified Economy
How local and national markets and financial actors can drive the transition to a more electrified economy.
Session 3D: Pitch Panels - The Future of Electrification Technology
Startup pitches on Mobility, Agriculture, Storage, and Grid Modernization to explore examples of technologies, which if executed at scale, could dramatically change how we look at electrification and decarbonization.
Plenary Panel Session – The Role of Technology and R&D
How will innovation drive technology and products that enable cost-effective and efficient electrification outcomes for both near- and long-term societal needs?
Moderator: Bernard Salha, Chief Technical Officer, EDF
Closing Panel Session and Keynote – The Economics of Electrification
Understanding the economics of electrification is critical to achieving the rapid, affordable deployment of electric technologies throughout society.