Energy Transition Dialogue in Luxembourg

Be actor of the decarbonisation and electrification strategy

The energy transition is well under way. The digital transformation, new mobility approaches, new ideas for living in cities and the rising number of prosumers are examples of the ongoing energy transition. This national dialogue event aims to bring all involved stakeholders and actors in the whole energy supply chain of Luxembourg to provide an overview of the energy landscape in Luxembourg and the challenges faced during the emerging sustainable transition towards electrification and decarbonisation. This will be a meeting place to update and share expert knowledge, and  an occasion to become part of innovation development in smart and low-carbon energy technologies to address energy transition challenges.

Especially, involvement of policy-makers, regulators and business developers besides the electricity producers and distributors allows this event to become one of the most effective platforms to accelerate the energy transition in Luxembourg.


This event aims to inspire and stimulate collaboration among the private and public sectors, institutional entities and academia to address the challenges ahead and to participate as an actor to make the energy transition happen. Topics to be discussed in the conference include, but are not limited to, renewable and electric vehicles integration, demand-side flexibility, digital transformation, new business models, and user acceptance.

Sponsorship packages and exhibition booths

For this event, we propose sponsorship packages and exhibition booths.


Morning Session - 08.30-13.00

08.30 - Registration and welcome coffee

09.30 - Welcome speech - Dr. Thomas Kallstenius, Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LU)

09.45 - The Government’s view until 2050 including a European outlook - Claude Turmes, Minister of Energy Luxembourg (LU)

10.10 - Electricity grids and the energy transition - Alex Michels, CREOS (LU)
Questions & Answers

10.30 - LIST's focus on Sustainable Energy Systems to Accelerate Energy Transition in Luxembourg - Hong Phuong Nguyen and Daniel Koster, Luxembourg Institute of science and Technology (LU)

10.50 - Coffee break

11.20 - Pitch #1 - Technical and business process flexibility: key elements for a rapid energy transition - Olivier Piraux, Chief Executive Officer, Nexxtlab
Use case: Feeder Flex for EV bus operators
Questions and Answers

11.40 - Pitch #2 - Energy Efficiency: together let’s make energy transition happen!
Olivier Auchet, Energy Efficiency Manager, Enovos Services Luxembourg S.A. (LU)
Michel Flament, Technical Director, Accumalux Group (LU)
Questions and Answers

12.00 - Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Initiator & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation

13.00 - Lunch

Workshops (14.30-15.50)

Workshop #1

"Technological aspects of the future smart energy system"

Workshop #2

"Business models for a sustainable,
smart and participatory energy system"

14.30 Introduction by the moderator - Hong Phuong Nguyen, Luxembourg Institute of science and Technology (LU) 14.30

Introduction by the moderator - Prof. Uwe Leprich, HTW Saarland


Smart Grid Technologies for a more flexible, resilient and digital grid - Clara Sofia Gouveia, INESC TEC (PT)


Challenges and opportunities for energy companies due to climate crisis and renewable energies - Prof. Uwe Leprich, HTW Saarland (DE)


Decentral Solar Storage Systems – The Chance of a Democratic Energy Transition
Impulse presentation - Christian Bußar, ISEA RWTH Aachen (DE)


How does the platform economy change the energy business?
Impulse presentation - Jan Lengerke, GreenCom Networks (DE)


The role of decentralised demand side flexibility provision
Impulse presentation - Stef Peeters, Centrica Business Solutions Belgium (BE)
Christophe Debrabander, Itho Daalderop (BE)


Demand side flexibility from households - Creating benefits for consumers and business
Impulse presentation - Pierre Bivas, Founder of Voltalis (FR)

Closing Session (15.50-17.30)

15.50 - Coffee break

16.10 - Introduction - Olivier Piraux, Nexxtlab

16.15 - Human acceptance in view of energy transition processes - Prof. Dr. Petra Schweizer-Ries, Institut für ZukunftsEnergie- und Stoffstromsysteme GmbH - Saarbrücken (DE)

16.35 - Moderated discussion with the audience and the speakers

16.50 - Closing words
Prof. Dr. Lucien Hoffmann,  Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LU)


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    Energy Transition Dialogue in Luxembourg

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    Practical Infos

    Venue: Mondorf Parc Hotel | Bâtiment Al Thermen | Avenue des Bains | L-5601 Mondorf-les-Bains

    Date: October 24, 2019

    Duration: 1 day

    Registration fee: 100 euros (VAT excluded)
    Registration deadline: October 18th, 2019




    Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN
    Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN

    Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department

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