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Local Power Finland to organise a joint seminar with Geode in Brussels

Local Power Finland and Geode are organizing a joint seminar in Brussels on 25th of September. The theme of the seminar is the role of local energy companies in the energy transition.

In addition to speakers from EU institutions, Local Power and Geode have invited representatives of local enegy companies around Europe to present to the audience their innovative projects.

Local Power Finland's Executive Director Toivo Hurme hopes the seminar will highlight that the contribution of both big and small companies are needed to reach EU's ambitious energy and climate goals.

"There are very exiting, innovative energy projects going on in many of our member companies. In our opinion, policy makers should concentrate more attention on how to support these projects and local energy companies in general in the transition to a more sustainable energy system", Hurme says. 

Seminar is free of charge and open to all stakeholders interested in the topic. If you wish to participate, please register here.


Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019, 11.30–14.30
Venue: Hotel Renaissance, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels

Moderator: Toivo Hurme, Executive Director, Local Power Finland

11.30 Registration, light lunch served

12.00 Welcome and opening words: Hans Kreisel, Chairman, Geode

12.10 Catharina Sikow-Magny, Head of Unit, DG Energy, European Commission

12.40 Mikko Holm, Councellor, Internal Market, Finland's EU Council Presidency

13.00 Aspern Smart City Research, Austria: Roman Tobler, Head of Digital Information and ICT Governance, Wiener Netze

13.20 Foremica Energy Management System, Finland: Joona Mörsky, Head of Development, Etelä-Savon Energia

13.40 Energy transition in Spain: risks and opportunities of distributed energy resources: Pep Salas, Co-founder and Innovation Manager, KM0.Energy

14.00 Concluding remarks: MEP Elsi Katainen, Renew Europe, Finland

14.30 End of event