Grids, renewables and e-mobility: how to get the maximum out of the three

Electromobility is the most promising future technology to decarbonize road transport. Grid management is critical to electric vehicle adoption. Smart charging is key to minimize the amount of investments needed in the grid. Large scale deployment of EVs represents an opportunity to store large amounts of renewable electricity in batteries, reducing curtailment. EVs can even work as virtual power stations.

In summary, grids, renewables and e-mobility. How to get the maximum out of the three? How can EVs contribute to increase the uptake of renewables in electricity grids? How will EVs impact the grids? What synergies can be created? Where is policy needed?

To know more about these topics, please register to this event organized by Transport & Environment and in collaboration with the Renewables Grid Initiative.



  • 9:00-9:15 Registration and welcome coffee
  • 9:15-9:30 Opening remarks by William Todts, Executive Director, Transport & Environment

The technology: What challenges and opportunities do EVs represent to the grid?

  • 9:30-10:45 First panel: Smart charging

- Renewables Grid Initiative: Overview of grid challenges in a decarbonisation context, Craig Morris, Senior Manager Energy Systems

- Element Energy: Fuelling Europe’s Future grid analysis, focusing on low-voltage, Shane Slater, Executive Director

- BMW: Charge forward program in California, Axel Kaltwasser, Senior Manager, Governmental Affairs

- SmartEn: Integrating more renewables into the grids, Frauke Thies, Executive Director

- BKK Production: Maritime transport - The next step in e-mobility, Toril Hunstad Christensen, Head of Analysis

  • 10:45-11:15 Q&A
  • 11:15-11:45 Coffee break
  • 11:45-12:45 Second panel: Vehicle-to-Grid/Home

- Renault: V2G, vision and perspective of Group Renault, Yasmine Assef, Electric Vehicle Programme Manager, Energy Services

- ENEL: The role of EVs within flexibility markets, Clio Ceccotti, Vehicle Grid Integration specialist

- Nuvve: Aggregation of V2G resources, Paige Mullen, Program Manager for European V2G programs

  • 12:45-13:00 Q&A
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch

Policy: What EU policy can do to contribute to make it happen?

  • 14:00-15:30 Third panel: What policies can foster these technologies?

- Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets in the UK): The role of power regulators in EV-grids services and their policy views, Chris Brown, Head of EST Strategy & Emerging Issues, Systems & Networks

- Iberdrola DSO: The views of Distribution System Operators and their policy views, Miguel Garagorri, Innovation and Sustainability Manager

- RAP: Keys to overcoming barriers to EV-grid integration, Christos Kolokathis, Associate

- Transport & Environment: How the EU budget can be a driver? Samuel Kenny, Freight Policy Officer

- DG Energy: What is in the EC pipeline? Kai Tullius, Smart Grids and Retail Energy Market Technology Development, DG ENER, European Commission

  • 15:30-16:00 Q&A
  • 16:00-16:15 Concluding remarks by Sami Andoura, Sustainable Development Team, Team Leader, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission



Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:15


Norway House
17 Rue Archimede
1000 Brussels