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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership

About the Event

For the first time, our CEO-led alliance of leading global electricity companies unveil the findings of a customer-driven global independent study on beneficial electrification. Customers from around the world identified a wide range of benefits of electrification and ways to achieve them. We created this half-day event to seize the opportunity to keep the momentum towards accelerating the energy transition together.

What to Expect from the Event

Major utilities unveil global study findings on beneficial electrification in which customers from around the world are saying what they need to accelerate the energy transition.
 
The heads of leading world utilities will lead candid talks with other influential stakeholders in the energy landscape to offer a consolidated view on what it takes to create the conditions needed to drive electrification across sectors and unlock its benefits for all.
 
Discussion will illuminate possible ways we can join efforts and go forward to accelerate electrification of businesses and communities around the world.

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Chairman, President and CEO, American Electric Power (AEP)

Nicholas K. Akins

Co-chaired by:

Francesco Venturini

CEO, Enel X

Event Agenda

May 26, 2021

Xin Baoan, Chairman,
State Grid Corporation of China
Paul Kjellander, President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Nick Woolley, CEO and co-founder, ev.energy

Who Should Attend

Business leaders, policy makers, technology developers, energy providers and academics interested in the energy transition. Simultaneous translation will be offered in French, Mandarin Chinese and Russian.

Event Agenda

08:30 - 09:00
Opening session with co-chairs Nicholas K. Akins, 

Chairman, President and CEO, American Electric Power (AEP) and Francesco Venturini, CEO, Enel X.

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Speech

09:30 - 10:30
Panel discussion and audience Q&A: Stakeholder perspectives on accelerating electrification with Mikhail Khardikov, CEO, EuroSibEnergo and Nick Woolley, CEO and co-founder, ev.energy.

10:30 - 10:40
Title to be confirmed

with Xin Baoan, Chairman, State Grid Corporation of China

10:40 - 11:40
Panel discussion and audience Q&A: Driving social advancement through the energy transition with Sophie Brochu, President and CEO, Hydro-Québec, Abderrahim El Hafidi, CEO, ONÉE and Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO, EDF.

11:40 - 11:50
Title to be confirmed
with Shu Yinbiao, Chairman, China Huaneng Group (CHNG)

11:50 - 12:00
Closing remarks with co-chairs Nicholas K. Akins and Francesco Venturini

Sheila Hollis, Executive Director, United States Energy Association (USEA)
Cynthia Williams, Global Director, Sustainability, Homologation and Compliance, Ford Motor Company
Shannon Miller,
CEO and Co-Founder, Mainspring Energy
Yvonne McIntyre, Director of Federal Electricity and Utility Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Michael Radler,
CEO, XcL Midstream

08:30 – 09:15 EST
Opening session and launch of “Unlocking Beneficial Electrification: The Voice of End Users”

This year, GSEP called on business leaders to join efforts with our group of leading energy providers to identify the conditions needed to accelerate beneficial electrification of energy usage in their respective sectors and unlock its full benefits for their customers, local communities, employees and businesses. Energy providers and end users need to work together if we are to achieve a cleaner energy sector while ensuring an equitable energy transition that leaves no one behind.

Panelists:

Nicholas K. Akins, Chairman, President and CEO, AEP
Francesco Venturini, CEO, Enel X
Moderator:
Jeffrey Ball, writer on energy and the environment, scholar-in-residence, Stanford University
09:15 – 09:25 EST
Driving China’s energy revolution

Speaker:
09:25 – 10:30 EST
Driving social advancement through the energy transition

A successful energy transition must enhance the quality of life of communities, improving air quality, increase access to an affordable and stable energy supply, and create jobs, while ensuring that no part of society is left behind. How to do it?

Segment 1: The view from the CEO office

Panelists:

Moderator:
Nicholas K. Akins, Chairman, President and CEO, AEP
Jeffrey Ball, writer on energy and the environment, scholar-in-residence, Stanford University
Abderrahim El Hafidi
CEO, ONÉE
Jean-Bernard Lévy
CEO, Electricité de France (EDF)

Segment 2: The view from the regulatory and political front lines

Panelists:

Moderator:
Jeffrey Ball, writer on energy and the environment, scholar-in-residence, Stanford University
Shu Yinbiao, Chairman,
Huaneng Group (CHNG)
10:30 – 10:40 EST
Driving social advancement through the energy transition

Speaker:
10:40 – 11:45 EST
Stakeholder perspectives on accelerating electrification

As the benefits of further electrifying are put forward, it becomes crucial to identify the key enablers and barriers to further electrification of businesses and industries. This session will provide stakeholder perspectives from different sectors on advanced technologies, partnerships and public policies required to achieve the energy transition.

Stakeholders in this session will share their views through one-on-one interviews.

Panelists:

Art Justice,
Vice President of Energy and Sustainability, Cinemark
Moderator:
11:45 – 12:00 EST
Closing remarks
 

Panelists:

Nicholas K. Akins, Chairman, President and CEO, AEP
Francesco Venturini, CEO, Enel X