Workshop

The Digitalization of Energy Systems: Experiences from Europe and Asia

International Workshop

In the workshop, Dr Frank Umbach will present the findings of his KAS-funded study on "Energy Security in a Digitalized World and its Geostrategic Implications". Local and international experts and representatives from politics, business and civil society will discuss the following issues: •Global Energy Megatrends: from Scarcity to Abundance? •Rising New Cyber Security Threats: Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure •Digitalisation and Decarbonisation: Coping with Disruptive Developments

Details

The worldwide energy sector stands at the crossroads by coping with unprecedented changes and challenges of the digitalisation, new forms of mobility, autonomous driving and the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. In contrast to the past, most of the new technologies are developed outside of the energy sector but might have unprecedented impacts on energy markets and traditional energy industries. For the incumbent energy industry, these changes offer both new benefits as well as operational and strategic risks.

The energy sector has always been at the forefront of adopting technological innovations. Power utilities have proved to be ‘digital pioneers’ since the 1970s by using technologies to improve grid management and operations, while oil and gas companies used digital technologies for modelling exploration and production assets. The fastening digitalisation with the widespread use of ‘information and communication technology (ICT)’ is changing the established energy sector and the traditional energy business models by creating new consumption patterns, providers and platforms. The digitalisation and electrification have also led to rising competition among energy companies which face at the same time new competitors from outside (i.e. IT companies).

Programm

9:15 WELCOMING REMARKS and INTRODUCTION

  • Dr Peter Hefele, Director, Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change, KAS, Hong Kong SAR/PR China

  • Sabina Wölkner, Programme Director, Multinational Development Policy Dialogue, Brussels/Belgium

9:30 SESSION 1 — GEOPOLITICS

Keynote 1

Energy Security in a Digitalised World and its Geostrategic Implications

  • Dr Frank Umbach, Research Director, European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), King's College, London/UK


Keynote 2

Digitalisation of Energy Systems: the Case of India

  • Professor Suba Chandran Durai, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore/India

10:30 Tea Break

10:45 SESSION 2 — BUSINESS

Interventions

Coping with Disruptive Transformations in the Energy Business

  • Philip Thies, Senior Advisor External Affairs,Tennet Holding B.V., Brussels

  • Elisa Gastaldi, Senior Director EU Affairs, Siemens, Brussels

  • Andrew Fielding, Vice-President Government Relations Europe, Samsung Electronics, Brussels (tbc)

11:30 Discussion/Q&A

11:45 Conclusion

  • Dr Peter Hefele, KAS RECAP

12:00 LUNCH / WARM & COLD BUFFET

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Veranstaltungsort

European Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Avenue de L'yser 11,
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Referenten

Dr. Frank Umbach
King's College London
Prof. Suba Chandran Durai
NIAS Bangalore
Philip Thies
Tennet Holding •Elisa Gastaldi
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Kontakt

Sabina Wölkner

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Leiterin Team Agenda 2030

sabina.woelkner@kas.de +49 30 26996 3522 +49 30 26996 3555
Kontakt

Johannes Hügel

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Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator Energie, Klima und Umwelt Multinationaler Entwicklungsdialog

johannes.huegel@kas.de +32 2 66931 75 +32 2 66931 62