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Gas Infrastructure Planning: Challenges & Opportunities

Organised by Eurogas and GIE, with the technical partnership of ENTSOG

14 November 2023



Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome by the Moderator

  • Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy



Keynote speech

  • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission



Session 1 | Energy System Integration for Hydrogen, Electricity and CO2

  • Stefano Grassi, Head of Cabinet to Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission 
  • Sonya Twohig, ENTSO-E Secretary-General
  • Peter Vermaat, EU DSO Entity Secretary General
  • Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO Hydrogen Europe



GRIDTech Talk
Zooming in into the LNG market: supply, infrastructure and demand

  • Arno Büx, GLE President 

——- Coffee break from 15:45 to 16:15 ——-


GRIDTech Talk
Digital Construction Management and Hydrogen Infrastructure

  • Charles Jolliffe, Vice President Sales UK, Locusview



Session 2 | Addressing methane emissions reduction: solutions for the gas infrastructure 

  • Kitti Nyitrai, Head of Unit, Decarbonisation and Sustainability of Energy Sources, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Paolo Gallo, CEO, Italgas
  • Flavia Sollazzo, Senior Director – EU Energy Transition, Environmental Defense Fund Europe
  • Luis Parada, Board Member, GIE
  • Renato Winkler, Senior Director, Business Development, Picarro



GRIDTech Talk
Unlocking EU’s hydrogen economy with the underground hydrogen storage

  • Geert Meulenbelt, Export Manager, DC Brain



Session 3 – Future proofed infrastructure for renewable & low-carbon gases

  • Catharina Sikow-Magny, Director, Green Transition and Energy System Integration, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Pierre Tardieu, Chief Policy Officer, WindEurope
  • Ralph Bakhe, GIE Hydrogen Area Sponsor
  • Nevin Alija, Head of EU Affairs, Floene
  • Paul Voss, Director General, European Aluminium




Concluding remarks

  • Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, GIE
  • Piotr Kuś, General Director, ENTSOG
  • James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas

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Looking forward to welcoming you to GRIDTech 2022 in June.

The GRIDTech team


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