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C&I - Commercial & Industrial Energy Users

This dedicated programme supported large energy users efforts towards a successful energy transition!

The energy-intensive sector is of significant importance to the energy transition. And although the sector is slowly changing from being an energy consumer to being an energy prosumer and has shown steady progress in improving energy efficiency, there is still a lot of progress to be banked.

Commercial & Industrial (C&I) energy users currently consume 26% of Europe’s energy annually. With Europe targeting a 40% CO² emissions cut by 2030 and 60% by 2040, C&I energy use and production is becoming increasingly crucial.

Supporting positive progress in this aspect of the energy transition, European Utility Week launched the C&I Energy User sessions two years ago.


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Participants (Speakers & Audience) include:

  • Air Liquide (SEGE)
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Aton.JL
  • Aurora Energy Research
  • Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG
  • Borealis
  • Carbon Credentials
  • Cargill
  • Eastman
  • Embassy of Ukraine in France
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited
  • Energy Intensive Industries Association
  • Energy Unlocked
  • Energy21
  • Engie
  • Essilor International
  • Eurelectric
  • Euro Garages
  • ExxonMobil
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Google
  • IDC Insights
  • IEF
  • LafargeHolcim
  • Les minoteries de centre et sahel reunies
  • Liberty Aluminium Dunkerque
  • Liberty Global
  • Mairie de Pantin ( Town hall 50 000 hab. )
  • Marble Power, a GFG Alliance company (Gupta Family Group)
  • Marks And Spencer
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
  • Orange Group
  • Pexapark
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sustainable Development Capital
  • TESCO Global
  • TEZ
  • The UK Decentralised Energy Trading Association
  • UN Global Compact Network UK
  • Updata
  • VEMW
  • Volvo AG
  • VSB Holding
  • Yanfeng Automotive Interior Systems


What you will get out of attending?

With the co-location between European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe, there were a number of additional topics in the 2019 edition for those interested in generating and optimising energy. It was Europe’s first event dedicated to the electricity sector from fuel choice right through to the prosumer.

With rapidly growing interest from C&I energy users and prosumers regarding these issues – issues which are critical to businesses striving to save costs and reduce their carbon footprint - the C&I Approved Programme provided a journey through the 3-day Summit programme at EUW & PGE, designed to maximise the C&I energy users' experience in Paris.

Dedicated Programme

C&I Large Energy Users Dedicated Programme European Utility Week 2019

Summit Programme

C&I energy users are among the most proactive market participants in the areas of energy procurement, energy efficiency, self-generation and corporate social responsibility. Reflecting these realities and in its third successful year at European Utility Week, the C&I event became a full Summit track FREE to pre-qualified energy management professionals who wish to learn, share and network with their peer group and leading utilities, suppliers and innovators in this space.


Hub Sessions Programme

Alongside all of this and reflecting the brand new co-location of the highly regarded POWERGEN Europe conference and exhibition with European Utility Week, a parallel Distributed Generation Hub programme offered insights into the range of technologies that can deployed in C&I situations so business and industry can fully realise their potential as active participants in the energy system.


Day 1 (November 12) included a series of Masterclasses on Power Purchase Agreements, structuring ESCO financing deals for energy efficiency and onsite generation investments alongside the Corporate Sustainability Playbook.

Day 2 (November 13) started by focusing on corporate strategies for energy with senior leaders sharing their viewpoints and experience of making energy a top corporate priority. In the afternoon, market updates on energy procurement in Europe came from leading procurement professionals, covering PPAs, trading & hedging and Energy-as-a-Service.

Day 3 (November 14) dealt with energy management, with case studies from the Industrial, information & communications technology, office and retail sectors on monitoring & controls, efficiency and flexibility.



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What our participants say:

To support my work in energy procurement I am excited to join the C&I programme as a delegate, to meet and learn from experts in the industry.

I am especially interested in the Do’s and Don’ts of PPAs masterclass to broaden my understanding of alternative power procurement contracts.

Liam Bale,

Regional Supply Manager, Upstream Integrated Solutions

ExxonMobil International Limited



This programme is hugely valuable for the following profiles:

  • owners/operators of self-generation facilities
  • energy procurement
  • energy management
  • corporate sustainability
  • finance
  • legal
  • or other departments working on C&I Energy


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Focus Topics

This year’s focus was on the topics of:

  • Monetising your flexible capacity
  • Energy price drivers
  • Digitalisation challenges
  • Best practices on storage
  • Corporate energy procurement, PPAs, efficiency challenges
  • Consumer impact on the energy transition
  • Distributed Generation (POWERGEN Europe Hub, two full tracks)



Criteria to apply for a Free C&I Pass

We encourage all Commercial & Industrial energy users to apply for the free C&I Pass. This programme allows you to attend the event, Hub Sessions and Summit Sessions for free. If you match the following profile, you can apply for your free pass and we will make sure we get back to you with your approval status.

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Job Titles

  • Change Managers
  • Energy Contracts Managers 
  • Energy Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Factory Controllers
  • Managers Utilities
  • Plant Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • QESH Managers
  • Sourcing Managers
  • Sustainability head/manager/director 

Industry Sectors

  • Agro
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Food and beverage
  • Hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, airports, etc.
  • Metals
  • Microelectronics
  • Mining & Petrochemicals 
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pulp Paper
  • Server Farms/ Data Centres
  • Textiles


  • 16000
  • 950
  • 127



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Diamond Partner

  • Siemens

Platinum Partner

  • Amazon Web Services


Gold Partner

  • Accenture
  • Kamstrup A/S
  • SAP
  • Schneider Electric

Silver Partner

  • Atos
  • Capgemini
  • Click Software
  • Landis + Gyr
  • LoRa Alliance
  • Meters and More
  • Prime Alliance
  • Smart Services Worlds
  • Solar turbines


Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Utility Partners

  • AcegasApsAmga SpA
  • Enedis
  • GRDF
  • GRTgaz
  • Gruppo Hera
  • Inrete
  • RTE

Legal & Regulatory Partner

  • Pinset Mason



  • Altair Semiconductor
  • CGI
  • Coneva
  • Delta-ee
  • energyworx
  • G+D
  • GD4s
  • GME
  • Infor
  • Kaluza
  • Kiwigrid GmbH
  • Marlink
  • Minsailt
  • Moixa
  • N-side
  • NXP
  • Peeeks
  • Powercloud
  • PowerPeers
  • Quadient
  • RAD
  • Storelectric
  • Virta
  • We Power
  • Wipro
  • Wood Mackenzie


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PGE Partners & Sponsors

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