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Study Launch: Prospects for Innovative Power Grid Technologies

19 June, 2024

CurrENT invites you to the formal launch of our study with Compass Lexecon, supported by Breakthrough Energy, ‘Prospects for Innovative Power Grid Technologies’. On 19 June (10.30-13.00), CurrENT, Compass Lexecon, and Breakthrough Energy, will be organizing a joint workshop to launch a new report on Innovative Grid Technologies and how they can help the EU achieve its decarbonisation goals. Register now to join us online. 

Draft Agenda:
10:30 – 10:35 Welcome – Alberto Toril, Manager, Breakthrough Energy

10:35-10:40 Introduction remarks Ann Mettler, VP Europe, Breakthrough Energy on the importance of Innovative Grid Technologies

10:40-10:45 – Introducing the report and setting the scene for the sessions, Layla Sawyer, Secretary General, CurrENT Europe

Report presentation “Prospects of Innovative Grid Technologies.”

10:45 – 11:00: Introduction and report presentation, Fabien Roques, Executive VP, Compass Lexecon


Session 1 – Innovative Grid Technologies from the Industry Perspective: Scaling up deployment.

11:00 – 11:50 Moderator: Mark Norton, Vice-Chair, CurrENT/ VP Eur. Business Development, Smart Wires

11:00 – 11:03 Setting the stage (3 min) Mark Norton, CurrENT/Smart Wires

11:03 – 11:15 Pitch – round the table (3 min for each participant, 12 min total)

Igniters: Pablo Hevia-Koch (IEA)*, Marc Borrett (Reactive Technologies), Paola Bresesti (EIB)*, Christian Kjaer (SuperNode).

11:15 – 11:50 Open discussion, with in person / online participants (35 min total)

11:50 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 12:05 Photo opportunity (for those joining in person)


Session 2 – How can existing regulation support innovative grid technologies?

12:05– 12:55 Moderator: Layla Sawyer, Secretary General, CurrENT

12:05– 12:08 Setting the stage (3 min) Layla Sawyer, Secretary General, CurrENT

12:08– 12:23 Pitch – round the table (3 min for each participant, 12 min total)
Igniters: Joachim Balke (European Commission)*, Jan Kostevc (ACER), Edwin Haesen (ENTSO-E)*, Oliver Franz (Eurelectric).

12:23– 12:55 Open discussion, with in person / online participants (32 min total)

12:55 – 13:00 Closing remarks –Alberto Toril, Manager, Breakthrough Energy
*indicates unconfirmed