Geothermal Power: The Light Under Your Feet – Agenda Now Available!


  • PUBLISHED: June 3, 2024

This high-level event will be a unique experience featuring an inspiring, diverse programme complemented by networking sessions and social activities. These will provide participants with numerous opportunities to connect face-to-face with leading experts and foster vibrant discussions on the future of geothermal electricity, thermal storage and lithium.

This one-day event promises to be an enriching conference and will offer different experiences for all delegates. The preliminary programme is now available, highlighting an impressive lineup of sessions and speakers from various sectors of the geothermal energy industry.

9:30 – 10:00 am CEST

  • Get Together and Registration

10:15 – 10:30 am CEST

  • Welcome and Introduction: Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary-General

10:30 – 11:30 am CEST ~ Session 1: Unlocking geothermal energy in Europe

  • Moderator: Sanjeev Kumar, Head of Policy, EGEC
  • Speakers
    • Daniel Mes, European Commission, cabinet Commissioner Hoekstra for Climate Action
    • MEP, tbc
    • Viktor Horváth, Deputy State Secretary responsible for Energy Transition, Hungary

11:30 – 13:00 CEST ~ Session 2: Challenges and Opportunities for Geothermal Power in the EU

  • Moderator: Nicolò Serpella, Head of Energy & Utility Scenario – The European House – Ambrosetti
  • Speakers
    • Sara Montomoli, Head of Geothermal Innovation, ENEL Green Power
    • Robert Winsloe, Executive Vice President, Origination, Eavor Technologies Inc
    • Eurelectric, tbc
    • Ural Halaçoğlu, R&D Manager, ZORLU ENERJİ

13:00 – 14:00 ~ Lunch Break

13:45 – 15:35 CEST ~ Parallel Session: GEOSMART workshop session for Belgium

  • Speakers:
    • Namrata Kale ~ Introduction to the Geosmart project
    • VNI/Zorlu ~ Presentation of the Geosmart innovations by demo sites leaders
    • Ben Laenen ~ Geothermal market in BE and potential
    • Ben Laenen ~ Potential impact of Thermocline Storage in the Belgium context
    • Johan Van Bael ~Presentation of additional options to increase flexibility and efficiency (smart control of district heating networks, underground storage) and follow-up projects of Geosmart
    • Wilfried Bero ~ Main takeaways from the interviews with Belgian stakeholders
    • Q&A

14:00 – 15:30 CEST ~ Session 3: Market evolution and technology innovations in geothermal lithium

  • Moderator: Luca Xodo, Global Sales and Partnerships Director, STEAM S.r.l. ETIP-Geothermal Chair
  • Speakers
    • Céline Domecq, Director of Public Affairs EU, Volvo Car Corporation
    • Nazim Aliyev, VP Strategy, Vulcan Energy
    • Thibault de Saint-Vaulry, Business Development Manager for Europe, Geolith
    • Gerardo Herrera, Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials (GROW.I.1), European Commission

15:30 – 16:00 CEST ~ Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00 CEST ~ Session 4: Enhancing competitiveness and regulatory framework for energy storage

  • Moderator: Paula Rey Garcia, Deputy Head of Unit B3 on Energy Efficiency, DG, Energy, European Commission
  • Speakers
    • Natuerlich Insheim GmbH, Geosmart Project, tbc
    • Jakob Nies, Head of Brussels Office, Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM)
    • Philip Offenberg, Director, Breakthrough Energy
    • CEDEC, tbc

17:00 – 17:15 CEST ~ Conclusions:  Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary-General

The preliminary programme is continuously updated with additional details.

Registration is still open!

Registration Fees

  • EGEC Members*, policymakers, NGO** and media outlets***: Waived registration
  • Non-EGEC Members: 99 euros
  • Non-profit organisations: Upon request

Register before the deadline on 26 June 2024!

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