In this interactive session presented by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Enlit, experts discuss how the 30 innovations identified by IRENA in its ‘Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future’ project, are accelerating the energy transition.

The webinar stresses the importance of a systemic innovation approach, meaning fostering innovation in four dimensions: enabling technologies, business models, market design and system operation.

The role of these innovations are discussed in the context of the ongoing disruptive trends in the power sector: 1) digitalisation, 2) decentralisation and 3) electrification.

These trends are changing paradigms, unlocking system flexibility for a high share of VRE penetration. They are changing the roles and responsibilities of actors and opening doors to new entrants in the sector.

Moderator: Nigel Blackaby, Content Director, Enlit Europe

Presenters:
Dolf Gielen, Director of Innovation & Technology, IRENA
Mark McGranaghan, Vice President Innovation, Electric Power Research Institue
Michele Governatori, Professor of Environmental Economics & Resource Economics, University Suor Orsola Benincasa
Maher Chebbo, Co-Chair of the ETIP SNET Digital Energy
Vaitea Cowan, Co-founder, Enapter

Panel:
Annegret Groebel, Director of International Relations at the German Regulatory Authority BNetzA, CEER President
Michele Governatori, Professor of Environmental Economics and Resource Economics, University Suor Orsola Benincasa
Maher Chebbo, Co-Chair of the ETIP SNET Digital Energy
Enno Böttcher, Chief Executive Officer, NODES