Upcoming event: RePowering the Industry
What is required for European industries to accelerate their electrification? What are possible technological applications? And how can European industries stay competitive during such transition? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the half-day hybrid event “RePowering the Industry”, on May 30th in Uppsala, Sweden.
The event will provide a platform for major energy stakeholders in Europe from both the public and private actors to exchange experiences and discuss these issues with each other in front of a European audience.
Date and time: Tuesday, May 30th 13:00–17:00 CEST with a complimentary lunch at noon.
Place: Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Vaksalagatan 1, Uppsala, as well as online.
13:00–13:15: Welcome to RePowering the Industry!
Max Åhman, Associate Professor Head of Division, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies Lund University
Eva Vitell. Leading people and business in the energy and clean tech industries.
Speaker: Rémy Kolessar Head Department of Research, Innovation and Business Development, The Swedish Energy Agency
13:15–13:35: Keynote: The electrification of the industry
The session focuses on the status and the progressing development of industrial electrification in Europe. What is needed to achieve long-term goals and how we can move forward.
Speaker: Bo Normark Industrial Strategy Executive, InnoEnergy
13:35–13:50: The new energy reality: where is EU heading?
What are the latest initiatives within the European Commission to aid the industries and the energy system to make the transition?
Speaker: Eric LeComte Policy Officer, European Commission
13:50–14:00: How the Swedish Energy Agency supports the transition
What are the main activities that the Swedish Energy agency are working with to support the decarbonization within the Swedish industries? What is the Industrial leap and the role of the Swedish Energy Agency?
Speaker: Klara Helstad Head of Unit Sustainable Industry Swedish Energy Agency, The Swedish Energy Agency
14:20–14:30: Keynote: A rapid electrification and energy transition in Sweden
Accomplishment and prospects of electrification in Sweden, insights in electrification scenarios in Sweden up until 2045 and new innovations to manage the rapid increase in demand.
Speaker: Johanna Lakso, CEO Power Circle
14:30–14:45: What is happening within the Swedish industries?
What is Fossil Free Sweden and how are they helping the industries setting a roadmap? What are important success factors and barriers to overcome when setting a roadmap for an entire industry sector to become fossil free?
Speaker: Malin Strand Policy Strategist & Project Manager, Fossil Free Sweden
14:45–15:35: What is happening in the European industry transition?
What is required for European industries to accelerate their electrification? What are possible technological applications? And how can European industries stay competitive during such transition?
- Jonas Eklund Climate and Energy expert, Borealis Stenungsund
- Stefan Sundman, VP Public Affairs, UPM-Kymmene Corporation
- Eva Petursson Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Innovation, SSAB
- Fredrik Grankull, Local Business Line Manager Process Industries Finland ABB
- Dr Jatta Jussila, CEO CLIC Innovation Oy
15:35–16:05: Break and coffee
16:05–16:50: Energy & technology companies working with industrial electrification
Energy companies reflect around questions such as which cooperative synergies can create alignment in the transition of the industrial energy systems and local power systems. What are their requirements to enable the transition.
- Fredrik Starfelt Senior R&D Engineer, Industry Decarbonisation, Vattenfall
- Maria Jalvemo Program Manager, Svenska Kraftnät
- Andreas Collor VP, Strategy & Development, Fortum
- Anette Blücher Director Energy Infrastructure Solutions Nordic, E.ON
16:50–17:00: Final reflections: what can we take away from the day?
What have we learnt today and how can we use this mowing forward?
- Klara Helstad Head of Unit Sustainable Industry Swedish Energy Agency, The Swedish Energy Agency
- Rémy Kolessar Head Department of Research, Innovation and Business Development, The Swedish Energy Agency
About the event
The event is organised by the Swedish Energy Agency in connection to the CETPartnership´s General Assembly meeting in Sweden following the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.