The World Energy Issues Monitor provides a snapshot of what keeps CEOs, Ministers and experts awake at night in over 90 countries. The monitor helps to define the world energy agenda and its evolution over time. It provides a high-level perception of what constitute issues of critical uncertainty, in contrast to those that require immediate action or act as developing signals for the future. This eighth iteration of the monitor is based on insights provided by more than 1,200 energy leaders to produce over 35 national assessments across six regions.

Please find the publication here: https://www.worldenergy.org/publications/2017/world-energy-issues-monitor-2017/

In the European Issues map 2017 the following topics are key:

Renewables System Integration – Challenges and Solutions ahead (Prices, Businesses, Technologies, Grids and Storages)

Political uncertainties – Brexit and EU Cohesion, Russia and the US

Digitalization, Big Data, Efficiency and Cyber treats – much more relevant than in other regions of the World

Key Speakers

9:45: Welcome / Dr. Uwe Franke, Chair, World Energy Council – Germany

9:55: Presentation of “Issues Maps” by Einari Kisel, Regional Manager for Europe at World Energy Council

10:15: Discussion – Moderated by Dr. Uwe Franke with Einari Kisel, Regional Manager for Europe at World Energy Council, Prof. William D’haseleer, Professor at University of Leuven and Chair of World Energy Council – Belgium, Andrea Panizzo, Head of Business Development Europe and Middle East Area for Enel Green Power, Dr. Volkmar Pflug, President Strategies, Market and Competitive Intelligence at Siemens Energy