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18 April 2018 at 9.00 am

VII Global Energy Prize Summit - Modelisation & simulation of energy mix in the future digital world

Energy Center, Via Paolo Borsellino 38/16, Torino

The VII Global Energy Prize Summit will take place at Energy Centre-Politecnico di Torino on April, 18 (Turin, Italy). World-leading scientists, politicians and industry experts from 8 countries will meet to discuss the most pressing energy and climate challenges. Modelisation and simulation of energy mix in the future digital world will be the centre of their attention.

According to experts, hydrocarbons will continue to hold leading positions in the global fuel & energy balance in the coming decades. Nevertheless, modern environmental agenda dictates the need for transition to carbon-free sources and expansion of the resource base through new technological platforms in the nuclear power industry, increase of solar panels and wind farms efficiency, and energy storage expansion.

Along with the development of solutions for the decarbonization of energy, its intellectualization and network security issues are becoming increasingly important. The introduction of digital technologies is an undeniable mega-trend, which has a huge impact on the global energy system. How exactly does digitalization affect energy consumption, energy supply and transport, are there ways of using it for the benefit of the oil and gas sector and how do cities become "smart" - these are just a few questions to be answered by the summit`s participants.

Energy development is important for the future of the whole world, therefore the Global Energy Association has built a permanently functioning communication platform - the eponymous summit. Annually, it unites the Global Energy Prize laureates, members of its International Award Committee and renowned public figures, business and political leaders. Such a global energy dialogue, in which the leading role is assigned to scientists-developers of advanced technologies, allows us to work out joint solutions that serve the interests of all mankind”,-
Alexander Iganatov, acting president of the Global Energy Association is convinced.

Silvia Rosa-Brusin senior news editor of Leonardo, the RAI 3 scientific news program, will moderate the summit. The event will be live-streamed on the Euronews website allowing citizens from 166 countries to join it online.

Recall that the Global Energy Prize Summit is held annually since 2012 to discuss the acute problems of the energy industry, working out precise mechanisms and ways of their solution and their communication to the public.


Registration/ welcome coffee

Introductory speech of the moderator
The Global Energy Prize introductory movie
Politecnico di Torino – Energy Center introductory movie

Welcome speech of Rector of Politecnico di Torino Professor Guido Saracco
“Energy challenges in a globalized word”

Welcome speech of Acting President of the Global Energy Association Alexander Ignatov
“The vision and the achievements of the Global Energy Prize”

Speaker: Francesco Profumo
Presentation: “Energy transition: the role of electricity as a commodity”

10:13– 10:23
Speaker: Stefano Lo Russo
Presentation: “Eurasia energy challenges and cooperation”

Speaker: Rodney John Allam
Presentation: “Energy transition from fossil fuels to carbon-free sources”

10.45 – 11.00
Speaker: Thomas Albert Blees
Presentation: “Energy transition”

11:00 –11:15 Coffee break

11:15 –11:30
Speaker: Rae Kwon Chung
Presentation: “Meeting targets of Paris Climate Agreement”

11:30 –11:45
Speaker: Marta Bonifert
Presentation: “Meeting targets of Paris Climate Agreement”

11:45 –12:00
Speaker: Klaus Riedle
Presentation: “Sector coupling”

12:00 –12:15
Speaker: Steven Griffiths
Presentation: “The impact of Digitalization on the energy sector: global oil demand, transportation, smart cities”

12:15– 12:30
Speaker: Sauro Pasini
Presentation: “The impact of Digitalization on the energy sector: global oil demand, transportation, smart cities”

12:30 –12:45
Speaker: Dominique Fache
Presentation: “Threat on the grid”

12:45-13:15 Q&A
13:15-14:15 Light lunch

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