Next-Generation energy systems: How to advance the digitalisation of EU energy infrastructure?

In October 2022, the European Commission put forward its Action Plan to Digitalise the EU Energy System, containing measures to support digital solutions in this field, including the creation of a “digital twin” of the European electricity grid and a common European energy data space.

The action plan aims to support energy system integration, the participation of professionals and consumers in the energy transition, and to ensure interoperability of energy data, platforms, and services. Digital technologies can also unleash the full potential of flexible energy generation and consumption in different sectors and enable more use of renewable energy. This event will aim to discuss how digital technologies will make energy infrastructure more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable, and sustainable over the coming decades.

Introductory remarks : Maria da Graça Carvalho & Beatrice Covassi, Members of the European Parliament and Co-Chairs of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup

Panel discussion (moderated by Bernardo Matos, Director EU Government Relations, Bentley Systems):

  • Mark Van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit “Innovation, Research, Digitalisation, Competitiveness” at Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
  • Norela Constantinescu, Head of Section Innovation, European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)
  • Peter Vermaat, Secretary General, EU DSO Entity
  • Jorge Vasconcelos, Chairman of New Energy Solutions (NEWES), Invited Professor at the MIT in Portugal
  • Stefan Niessen, Head of Technology Field Sustainable Energy & Infrastructure at Siemens Technology and Professor at TU Darmstadt


Garance Galliaerde,

26/04/2023 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Room Spinelli 5E3 - European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60, 1047, Brussels