GRIDTech logo 2023


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, Columbia SIPA



Keynote speech

  • MEP Radan Kanev,  Member of the EMPL Committee, ENVI Rapporteur on Industrial Emissions Directive, European Parliament



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

  • Tom Howes, Advisor to the Director,  Green transition and Market regulation, DG ENER, European Commission

  • Johannes Bruun, ENTSO-E Board Member & Director for Electricity Markets, Energinet

  • Peter Vermaat, EU DSO Entity Secretary General
  • Daniel Fraile, Chief Policy Officer, Hydrogen Europe
  • Piotr Kuś, General Director, ENTSOG



GRIDTech Talk
Integrated Network Planning for Hydrogen

  • Thilo von der Grün, Director of System Development, ENTSOG

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


GRIDTech Talk
From measurement to mitigation: addressing methane emissions

  • Renato Winkler, Senior Director, Business Development, Picarro



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

  • Tania Meixus Fernandez, Senior Advisor, OGMP 2.0

  • Pier Lorenzo Dell’Orco, CEO, Italgas Reti

  • Flavia Sollazzo, Senior Director – EU Energy Transition, Environmental Defense Fund Europe
  • Luis Ignacio Parada, GIE Board member, EU Energy Policy & Regulation Director, Enagás



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

  • Charlotte Roule, President, Gas Storage Europe (GSE) & CEO, Storengy



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

  • Joachim Balke, Head of Unit, Infrastructure and Regional Cooperation, DG ENER, European Commission​Director, Green Transition and Energy System Integration, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Paul Voss, Director General, European Aluminium
  • Ralph Bahke, GIE Board member, Managing Director Controlling and Development, ONTRAS
  • Nevin Alija, Head of EU Affairs, Floene
  • Vasiliki Klonari, Head of Energy System Integration, WindEurope




Concluding remarks

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

Questions or comments? Please let us know by sending an email to  

Looking forward to welcoming you to GRIDTech 2022 in June.

The GRIDTech team


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