Hub Sessions Topics

  In the Energy Storage track the focus lies on Policy and Regulations both on a Pan European (EU Commission) and Local (national) level, new technologies and applications, business cases and the Future of Energy Storage. From Lithium-ion to ammonia and from EVs to Decentralized Thermal, this track provides a spherical view of the Energy Storage sector, its potentials and its shortages.  

Hub Sessions Programme - Storage

  Focusing on a utility’s immune system, this track explores what policies, new tech and initiatives are underway, and how do we implement them more efficiently and effectively? What collaboration and innovation efforts can we leverage to strengthen our distributed, shared risk management approach to enable and ensure the Utilities safety from a potential cyber-attack? 

“The EUW brings together thought leaders from within the cyber security and data protection community. A great event to get the latest insights and increase your organizational resilience.”

Sander Kruese, Privacy & Security Advisor, Alliander, Netherlands


Hub Sessions Programme - Cyber Security in the Grid

  Digitalisation is speeding up the pace of innovation. Next to new technologies that get developed, project get implemented faster than ever. In this session we are looking at the most forward thinking big data & analytics projects. What are the opportunities and the consequences of the new data economy? 

Hub Sessions Programme - Big Data & Analytics

  In the coming decades all Europeans will be have a smart meter installed in their home. Smart meter rollouts are complex and cumbersome projects. But what is the current and the potential impact of smart meters? How will we reach the energy efficiency targets and how can smart meters add new revenue streams? 

Hub Sessions Programme - Smart Metering

  This track is composed of 2 special sessions, one is the Global Smart Grid Forum which is back by popular demand: A high level panel discussion with expert from around the globe, looking at problematics from beyond Europe. This year’s focus will be on the Adaptability to Change. The second Special Focus session is dedicated to the Partner Country of EUW17: the USA. Every year, EUW chooses a country to put under the spotlight, this year we will shed light on the US Energy market and look at the differences with Europe.  

The 2 special focus are:

Global Smart Grid Forum 
Session 33
       Partner Country in Focus: USA 
Session 34

Experts Panel Discussion on:

  • Adaptability to New Market Challenges.
  • Similarities and differences at the antipodes of the globe.

The Energy Market in the USA

This special session is devoted to the latest Utility developments in the USA.

We will also look at what are the key trends in the 2nd largest energy consumer in the world.


  To comply with the Paris Agreement, Europe will aim to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions from energy supply within decades. In this Gas programme, we will highlight the options to “green our gas”: reducing consumption using data from both the smart meter and heating boiler, introducing biomethane from new sustainable ways of cropping, and hydrogen from excess wind and solar electricity. Completing this angle, we will address the system aspects: how will power, heat, and gas work together to deliver zero-emission energy in a reliable and affordable way? What are the pitfalls, and how can multiple benefits be achieved? 

“The Paris Agreement to keep global warming well below 2°C, and to even pursue 1.5°C, has major consequences for climate policy at all levels. It means the world will have to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero around 2050, and we will even have to deploy ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. For the energy system, the role of renewable electricity draws a lot of attention, and we will see high shares of wind and solar electricity. However, that brings new challenges too. In our view, gas may have an important role to play, but then we need a clear vision on a zero-emission future for gas. In the two hub sessions of EUW, we will explore those ingredients.”

Kees van der Leun, Director, Ecofys – a Navigant company

Hub Sessions Programme - The Future Role of Gas


It’s an exciting time for every one of us working in the energy field. The silent revolution from dirty fossil fuels to cleaner renewable energy is currently taking place across Europe bringing with it huge opportunities and innovative solutions.  

European countries are working together to create a power grid that allows for more reliable power to be produced from renewables such as wind and solar energy. 

Energy Revolution Europe, co-located with European Utility Week, works with the entire landscape of energy experts to make sure we achieve the goals set by the European Commission: Creating a green, safe and flexible future. 

“We must change the way we have always operated. And we must acknowledge that this change cannot just be accommodated in the traditional system, nor can it do without.” 

Jeroen Bode, Director USEF  


Hub Sessions Programme - Energy Revolution Europe


Smart heat and Smart Living as key business opportunities for Utilities as well as Data Management 3.0 in buildings. The utilities still have the advantage of credibility with their customers over the new players, and they already use it to position themselves smartly on the market of energy services. Join us to hear how.

For utilities to learn the latest on the hurdles the market still need to overcome for the build sector to reach its full potential: the accessibility of financing and the maturity of the market. Parallel to the challenges, beyond energy efficiency, the new currency is comfort and quality of life for the occupants. Experts will share their views on this growing trend. 


Panellist: Empowering buildings to fulfil their role in the European Market

“The threat of climate change and the fast development of renewable energy alternatives accelerate the necessary transition towards a fossil free society.”

Jacqueline Cramer
Professor in Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University
Chairman of the board of the Dutch ESCO Network. 
Ex Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, Netherlands 



Hub Sessions Programme - Intelligent Buildings Europe

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