Renewable Hydrogen Summit 2021

About the event

With its ‘Fit for 55’ package the European Commission has placed the rapid scale up of renewable hydrogen at the heart of our strategy towards climate neutrality. But what will it take to turn the European Commission’s ambitions into reality?

European industry and business leader are leading the way by tapping into the EU’s vast wind and solar resources and leveraging cutting-edge technology to tackle the decarbonisation of hard to abate sectors head on.

The first Renewable Hydrogen Summit will gather top EU policy makers and CEOs from major renewable energy companies, industrial energy consumers, and hydrogen start-ups to discuss what it will take to make our continent the global leader in renewable hydrogen.

Join our virtual summit on September 29, 2021 for an exclusive insight into who is building the energy landscape of tomorrow and what it will take to deliver on Europe’s climate neutrality goal.

 

Agenda

29 September 2021 | 09:30 – 13:00 CEST
09:30 - 09:45
Introduction (15′)
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Giles Dickson
CEO, WindEurope
Introduction (15′) image
Walburga Hemetsberger
CEO, SolarPower Europe
Introduction (15′) image
Ann Mettler
Vice-President Europe, Breakthrough Energy
09:45 - 10:00
Fire-Side Chat (15′)
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Ignacio S. Gálan
CEO and Chairman of Iberdrola
10:00 - 11:00
Session 1: Fit for 55 package – Shaping Europe’s Global Leadership in Renewable Hydrogen (60’)

With its ‘Fit for 55’ package the European Commission has set clear targets for the fast and large-scale deployment of renewable hydrogen in key sectors of the economy and fixes up the rules of the game: only renewable hydrogen can contribute to Europe’s 2030 renewable targets. But are those targets realistic, ambitious or cold-feet? Is the Fit for 55’ regulatory framework living up to the challenge of sparking the supply and demand shock which will make Europe the world’s first renewable hydrogen economy?

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Rafael Mateo Alcalá
CEO, ACCIONA Energía
Session 1: Fit for 55 package – Shaping Europe’s Global Leadership in Renewable Hydrogen (60’) image
Salvatore Bernabei
CEO, Enel Green Power
Session 1: Fit for 55 package – Shaping Europe’s Global Leadership in Renewable Hydrogen (60’) image
Christophe Grudler
Member, European Parliament
Session 1: Fit for 55 package – Shaping Europe’s Global Leadership in Renewable Hydrogen (60’) image
Jon André Løkke
CEO, Nel Hydrogen
Session 1: Fit for 55 package – Shaping Europe’s Global Leadership in Renewable Hydrogen (60’) image
Mads Nipper
CEO, Orsted
11:00 - 11:10
Break
11:10 - 11:55
Session 2: Unlocking Investment: Does Europe have the right support and finance instruments? (45’)

The EU Hydrogen Strategy singles out Renewable hydrogen as the most sustainable solution to achieve the deep decarbonisation of hard-to-electrify sectors. However, de-risking projects and bringing down the green premium cost remain a key challenge. The Fit for 55’ package’s renewed ambitions must be supported by appropriate instruments to accelerate the financing and uptake of renewable hydrogen projects, as well as the modernization of critical industrial processes and fleets. In this session, industrial and energy frontrunners, will strive to identify the perfect “toolbox” to unlock investments in key sectors of the economy, and make Europe’s renewable hydrogen ambitions a true industrial success story.

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Vaitea Cowan
Co-founder, Enapter
Session 2: Unlocking Investment: Does Europe have the right support and finance instruments? (45’) image
Paulina Brzezicka
Advisor Innovation Finance, European Investment Bank
Session 2: Unlocking Investment: Does Europe have the right support and finance instruments? (45’) image
Dr. Christian Hartel
President & CEO, Wacker Chemie AG
Session 2: Unlocking Investment: Does Europe have the right support and finance instruments? (45’) image
Carina Krastel
Commercial Director, European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center (EGHAC)
Session 2: Unlocking Investment: Does Europe have the right support and finance instruments? (45’) image
Dr. Sopna Sury
COO, Hydrogen RWE Generation SE
11:55 - 12:05
Break
12:05 - 12:35
In Conversation: Electrolysis: The Rise of a New European Industrial Champion (30′)
In Conversation: Electrolysis: The Rise of a New European Industrial Champion (30′) image
Maive Rute
Deputy Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission
In Conversation: Electrolysis: The Rise of a New European Industrial Champion (30′) image
Nils Aldag
CEO, Sunfire
12:35 - 12:36
Concluding Remarks
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Renewable Hydrogen Summit 2021

Speakers

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Rafael Mateo Alcalá

CEO,
ACCIONA Energía

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Nils Aldag

CEO,
Sunfire

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Salvatore Bernabei

CEO,
Enel Green Power

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Paulina Brzezicka

Advisor Innovation Finance, European Investment Bank

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Vaitea Cowan

Co-founder,
Enapter

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Giles Dickson

CEO,
WindEurope

Ignacio S. Galán

Ignacio S.Galán

CEO and Chairman,
Iberdrola

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Christophe Grudler

Member,
European Parliament

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Dr. Christian Hartel

President & CEO,
Wacker Chemie AG

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Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO,
SolarPower Europe

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Carina Krastel

Commercial Director at EGHAC,
EIT InnoEnergy

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Jon André Løkke

CEO,
Nel Hydrogen

Ann Mettler

Ann Mettler

Vice-President Europe,
Breakthrough Energy

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Mads Nipper

CEO,
Orsted

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Maive Rute

Deputy Director-General, DG GROW,
European Commission

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Dr. Sopna Sury

COO,
Hydrogen RWE Generation SE

Ann Mettler

Ann Mettler

Vice-President Europe,
Breakthrough Energy

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Dr. Sopna Sury

COO,
Hydrogen RWE Generation SE

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