Energy transition and Digital revolution: towards a zero-carbon, consumer-driven future

  • Online debate in Brussels

Opening remarks:
Pilar del Castillo MEP, Vice-President of the EEF & EIF Chair
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP, Vice-President of the EEF & EIF Steering Committee Member

Representative from the European Commission (name tbc)
Stefan Kapferer, Member of the Elia Group Management Board and CEO of 50Hertz, Elia Group
Dorothée D'Herde, Head of Sustainable Business, Vodafone
Annika Hedberg, Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme, EPC 

Pascale Verheust, Director General of the EEF
Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General of the EIF

Event held in cooperation with the European Internet Forum (EIF).

The Energy Transition and the Digital Revolution are the real engines that can drive us toward a zero-carbon future that puts the consumer at the centre.

Society is asking not only to decarbonise the European economy, but also that consumers benefit and play a central role in this transition.

The future energy system have to enable the massive take-up of renewables, should lead to huge energy savings and enable consumers to access a wide range of competitive energy services: to keep comfort at home or in the office, to optimise energy bills and to generate sufficient returns of investment. Without digital technologies the path to a zero-carbon energy future would not be possible.
Whilst, at the same time the digital industry itself has to reduce its own carbon foot print, the focus of this event will be primarily on the enabling role of digitalisation in the energy sector.

The convergence of energy and digital policy area are crucial part of achieving the objectives of Europe’s New Green Deal.