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2023 NYC Electrification Dialogues: An Annual GSEP Event

On the sidelines of Climate Week NYC, GSEP hosted an event bringing together high-level stakeholders from the energy sector and beyond to discuss challenges and opportunities in accelerating electrification as we move into a greener future. The dialogues focused on collaborative pathways to accelerate electrification, as well as the investment in infrastructure that will be required to achieve the global energy transition.


12:30 – 13:30Registration and lunch
13:30 – 13:45Welcome words and launch of the 2023 Global Electrification Monitor

Exclusive presentation of this original report exploring the progress of electrification and energy prices worldwide, across sectors and in the context of the global energy crisis.

Speaker: Vincent-Michel Duval, Executive Director, GSEP
13:45 – 14:45High-level panel discussion
Building synergies to catalyze the adoption of electrified solutions

As we increasingly witness the impact of climate change, there is an urgent need to drive adoption of clean and efficient electrified solutions to support the achievement of global climate goals. Where are the bottlenecks preventing larger adoption of available technological solutions? From better educating the public, businesses, and governments to increasing training of technical personnel, what needs to be done to build awareness on both the economic and environmental benefits of these solutions? How can building collaboration and synergy between stakeholders unlock the benefits of electrification for our communities?

·         David Calabrese, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Deputy General Manager, Daikin
·         Julie Boucher, Vice President – Sustainability, Community Relations and Communications, Hydro-Québec
·         Stefan Padberg, Managing Director – Innovation, E.ON
Moderator: Christianna Papazahariou, Head EU Engineering Centre & Business Strategy, LG Electronics
14:45 – 15:00Coffee break
15:00 – 17:00Strategic Open Dialogue on Electrification (SODE) Roundtable
Deploying the infrastructure of the future

The accelerated integration of variable renewable energy resources and the increase in demand from newly electrified sectors are necessitating to vastly transform the electricity infrastructure. What technology or innovation is needed to deploy a modern, efficient and reliable infrastructure? What financial barriers currently hold back infrastructure development and how can they be overcome? What role should the different stakeholders of the value chain play in building tomorrow’s electric grid?

Moderator: Gu Yoon Chung, Head of Business Strategy, Partnership and Growth, Gridspertise

Firestarter presentations:
·         Ely Sandler, Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
·         Simon Swan, Global Lead – New Mobility, Arcadis
17:00 – 19:00Cocktail reception


Please note that the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership will cease operations as of the end of June 2024.