Online conference announcement "Energy Transition"

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The Energy Transition online conference will be held on September 20 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 pm.

The registration link is available at the following link: 

More information about the conference can be found in the text below.

The event aims to:

  • Establish working groups to facilitate the implementation of renewable energy projects across the region.
  • Offer networking opportunities to all interested actors, to connect at the regional scale and organize partnerships to implement renewable energy projects and support the energy transition process. 
  • Identify key financing opportunities to support the implementation of renewable energy projects in CEEC region.


  • Keynote from the European Commission, technology presentations from SIEMENS Energy, INNIO Jenbacher and best practice from voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH. 
  • Sustainable energy transition trajectories.
  • Solar, hydro, wind and biomass – challenges and opportunities.
  • Central actors for energy transition – coordination and support.  
  • Examples of good practices from across the region – technology and policy know-how. 
  • Financing energy transition – private, public and EU funds.

Preliminary Agenda:

  • 10:00 – 10:10 Goal and agenda of the working group.
  • 10:10 – 10:40 Keynote: Hans van Steen (Principal Advisor to the Deputy Director General, DG ENER, European Commission) – EU Strategy towards a CO2 free European energy sector. 
  • 10:40 – 11:40 State of the art industry presentations:
    • Alexander Peschl (SIEMENS Energy) – Industrial heat pumps: Best practice from the City of Mannheim. 
    • Klaus Payrhuber (INNIO Jenbacher) – H2 ready Gas Engines.
    • Michael Ebner (voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH) – inSPire Climate Impact – Following the path to zero emissions. 
    • Power Purchase Agreements – fixed energy costs in the future. (Speaker TBC)
    • Biomass. (Speaker TBC)
  • 11:40 – 12:25 Panel discussion on strategic, legal, political, administrative and economic challenges and solutions to improve energy transition:
    • Hans van Steen (European Commission, DG ENER).
    • Alexander Peschl (Siemens Energy).
    • Klaus Payrhuber (Innio Jenbacher).
    • Michael Ebner (voestalpine) 
  • 12:25 – 12:30 Wrap up and follow-up steps.

About weTHINK. Energy Transition:

weTHINK. brings together all key strategy actors (ministries, public officials, municipalities, industry associations, energy producers, renewable energy solution providers, regulators) in Europe to regularly exchange technical, operational and strategic know-how on energy transition and to facilitate the implementation of renewable energy projects across the region. Please find our key supporting partners here.