2016 Programme Highlights

The 2016 Programme featured the exclusive Summit and the practical Hub Sessions on the Exhibition Floor, where the energy community discussed the most relevant topics on the Smart Energy industry.


Smart Utility leaders collaborated to drive the industry forward at the EUW16 Summit in Barcelona, within the strategic discussions held during the 3 days of the event.

The Summit programme delved deep into content around Market Design, Technology and Innovation, Consumer Centricity and Business Models for 4 themes: T&D - The Intelligent Grid, Retail, Sustainable & Smart City, ICT and Data Management.

The event commenced with a welcome address from Conference Director, Paddy Young, who explained that the utility sector has seen major changes in its value proposition, from bold rebranding to IPOs. He said: “The industry is now equipping itself for the energy revolution. EUW is committed to working closely with the sector, not only to stay relevant as a platform for best practice but to act as a catalyst for growth, collaboration and innovation.”

Christian Pilgaard Zinglersen, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate & Vice-Chair of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency, made sure everyone brought their A-game when he alerted us about the developments in wholesale markets, the need for change in order to be fit for the energy transition, data hubs in Denmark and in Europe and the increased digitalization of energy services and opportunities associated with increased system integration.


A vibrant Exhibition Floor with exciting Hub Sessions sharing practical projects and experiences was part of European Utility Week. Participation between future innovators and established players was encouraged on the event floor, where 550 exhibitors showcased their solutions across the entire smart energy value chain, from transmission to end-user, to more than 11,400 smart energy professionals who were able to discuss practical case studies on the 7 Hub Sessions' theatres.  

Click here to read a more detailed Wrap Up of the European Utility Week 2016 Programme.

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