The new energy economy needs to be more electrified, efficient, interconnected and clean. The concept is not abstract, is the product of calibrating the policy action with technology innovation, companies’ needs for development, consumers’ interests in clean and cost-effective energy. Green transition and digitalization started to shape the global energy market at a fast pace and several positive developments have been recorded in the past years.
To take the pulse of the energy market and its transition towards digitalization and green in the current challenging context, THE DIPLOMAT – BUCHAREST organizes the third edition of DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN ENERGY & UTILITIES on March 23, a hybrid event to take place at Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest.
Link online event: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4DlKKI5-QKe1YxDBnGWPiA
The conference benefits from the support of:
GOLD PARTNERS: Oracle, Inform Lykos, Engie, SAS, E-Distributie, Romgaz
SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS: BRCC, Belgian Luxembourg Romanian Moldovan Chamber of Commerce , World Energy Council, Henro, ANIS, Cluj IT Cluster, ADAA, Lovering & Partners Business Performance Consultants
MEDIA PARTNERS: Automotive Today, Outsourcing Today, Financial Intelligence, Economistul, Romania Durabila, Club Economic, Ziarul Bursa
ZOLTAN NAGY-BEGE, Vice president, ANRE
EMANUELE CACCIATORE, Sr. Director Industry Strategy & Transformation | Energy & Utilities Industry Lead EMEA | HRTech | Future of Work | People & Org. | Middle East | ORACLE
KOSTAS FIAKAS, Chief Strategy Officer, INFORM LYKOS
FLORIN RADUCU, Senior Account Executive, SAS
VALERIU BINIG, Regulatory and Antitrust, ENEL
Alin-Marius NICOLAE, Head of Energy Efficiency & Green Solutions, ENGIE
MIHAI SANDICA, Head of I&N Digital Hub, E-Distributie
ADRIAN BOIARCIUC, CIO, Romgaz
COSMIN GHITA, Director, Digitalization & Innovation, Distribuție Oltenia
INTERNET OF THINGS | ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS |RENEWABLE ENERGY | DECARBONISATION | DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES | THE GREEN RECOVERY |CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT & EMPOWEREMENT
REGULATORY & AUTHORITIES UPDATES IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT
Outlook and updates of current regulatory policies and the view of authorities on the evolution of energy sector in Romania and the deployment of green energy and clean technologies in energy sector. European directions and objectives, as part of the preparation of the EU COMMISSION ACTION PLAN ON THE DIGITALISATION OF THE ENERGY SYSTEM, due for publication in the first semester of 2022, local outcomes and perspectives on the transformation of energy sector in Romania
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND DECARBONISATION
Supply chain constraints of components for wind and solar energy projects will continue through the first half of 2022 resulting in delays in project rollouts. The decarbonization of the global economy and sensitive industries will intensify with an increase in the deployment of hydrogen, electrification technologies and energy efficiency.
CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND THE GREEN RECOVERY
Governments will continue to incentivize the ESG agenda whilst “digital sustainability will shape the resilience of water utilities and reduce emissions. Clean energy is the dominant theme in the early phases of the transformation of the global energy economy together with the quest for improvements in efficiency. This also needs to be accompanied by clean energy innovation and the widespread use of technologies that are not yet readily available on the market.
THE OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES OF SMART TECHNOLOGIES
The digital transformation of the energy system brings multiple potential benefits, but it also has its share of risks and challenges related to the sensible aspects and specific features of the energy system. One challenge would be how to mix legacy technologies with new and smart technologies, how to safely integrate energy features within the IoT ecosystem, Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS), AI or how to correctly address cybersecurity threats which might affect the energy supply as an essential and strategic service to the society.
ADRESSING ALL STAKEHOLDERS: CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION
With all the changes performed in 2021 in the energy sector, the Romanian consumer became ow aware of his active role in addressing and signaling energy issues. The energy sector, such as all sectors with direct implications into people’s lives, implicates multiple stakeholders: consumer groups, academic and research institutions and interested individuals, private and state-owned companies, policy makers and opinion leaders.