Digital and open to all: E.ON Energy Innovation Days 2020

09/30/2020

How will we generate our energy in the future? How are e-mobility, smart homes and quantum computers changing an industry that is moving towards carbon neutrality and greater sustainability? More than 60 experts will be discussing these and many other questions at the E.ON Energy Innovation Days from 6 to 8 October 2020. For the first time, this event will be taking place in a digital format, giving anyone with an interest in energy innovation the opportunity to participate in a total of over 20 sessions and to join in the discussions. The main themes of this year’s conference are electrification, connectivity and digitalisation. Participation is free. Anyone wishing to attend simply has to register in advance at https://eon-energy-innovation-days.expo-x.com.

A new format with proven objectives: This year’s E.ON Energy Innovation Days will once again focus on visions for the future of energy supply. The event, which features leading experts, will be taking place for the third time but will be completely digital in 2020. The main stage for a total of 26 keynote speeches, presentations, panel discussions and informal conversations will this year be transformed into digital sessions. A virtual exhibition will showcase some of the most innovative companies and projects, and participants will be given the chance to network and share ideas and information. The use of virtual reality should recreate some of the atmosphere of the physical event.

Three topics will be in the spotlight in 2020: electrification, connectivity and digitalisation. The E.ON Board of Management members Leonhard Birnbaum, Karsten Wildberger and Thomas König will take it in turn to open each day of the event with a keynote speech. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and enter into a virtual dialogue.

Electrification: Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 11am to 4.30pm

On the first day of the conference, experts and participants will discuss the latest developments in e-mobility, the potential of hydrogen and the role of consumers in the transition to clean energy. Hydrogen vs. battery or both? What is the current status of research and where is there still room for improvement? Speakers, many of whom work at the forefront of innovation, include Lioudmila Simon, Head of Networked Mobility at E.ON Innovation, Katherina Reiche, CEO of Westenergie, and Dirk Uwe Sauer, a research expert from RWTH Aachen University.

Connectivity: Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 11.10am to 5pm

The second day is dedicated to connectivity. Distinguished experts will be talking about the circular economy, citizen energy communities and the energy needs of tomorrow. On the main stage or in break-out sessions, participants can, for example, take part in a panel discussion with experts such as Christof Kortz, Head of Industry Automation and Electrification at E.ON Innovation, exchange views on microenergy generation and how it ties in with connectivity, or be inspired by SAP Chief Designer & Futurist Martin Wezowski.

Digitalisation: Thursday, 8 October 2020, 11.10am to 4.15pm

On October 8, the last day of the E.ON Energy Innovation Days, the focus will shift to digitalisation. E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen will be taking part in a panel discussion at 2.45pm about the opportunities for E.ON as it embarks on its journey of transformation through the use of digital technologies. He will also be taking a look ahead to the future in his closing talk entitled “The energy industry: Where to from here?”

The full programme can be found at https://www.eon.com/en/innovation/growing-together/events/energy-innovation-days-2020.html.

Shaping the future of energy together

The new E.ON is one of the strongest operators of European energy networks and energy-related infrastructure, as well as a provider of advanced customer solutions for more than 50 million customers. Together with our partner Sabanci, we supply around 9 million additional customers and operate powerful networks and power plants in Turkey. With a total of around 75,000 employees we are represented in 15 countries. This makes us ideally positioned to help drive Europe's energy transition.

By focusing on two sustainable growth areas E.ON fully commits itself to the fundamental transformation of the energy world. As one of Europe’s largest energy service providers we will actively drive the energy transition in Germany and Europe.

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