BBC television technology presenter LJ Rich is to moderate the digital plenary panel debate at this year’s POWER-GEN Europe conference.

With the theme of the panel discussion being ‘delivering digitalisation for the power sector’, Rich – who is best known as a presenter on BBC’s ‘Click’ technology show – said she was “really thrilled to be taking part. We’ll be debating a range of issues, including how industries such as the electricity sector can take advantage of digitalisation, increase efficiency, and connect more effectively with customers.”

The free-to-attend session promises to be a highlight of this year’s conference in Cologne in June. The panel includes Zuo Zhi Zhao, chief technology officer for power and gas at Siemens; Matti Supponen, Energy Policy Co-Ordinator at the European Commission; Uli Huener, head of innovation management at EnBW; and Michael Rechsteiner, vice-president of power services at GE.

POWER-GEN Europe Conference Director Nigel Blackaby said Rich was “a vibrant host and an engaging presenter – her style will be sure to get the most out of our expert panel”.

He added: “Our choice of moderator is demonstrative of our ongoing mission to maintain relevance by providing a thought-provoking agenda delivered by engaging speakers that challenge industry perceptions and – importantly – stimulate discussion.”

The panel takes place on the opening day of POWER-GEN Europe on Tuesday 27 June at the Koenmesse, Cologne. To register click here.