Experiences

The energy world is full of good ideas, but short on impactful experiences that help move the dial towards a successful energy transition

An experience platform for the energy transition

The Council facilitates innovative collaboration with our global network of energy leaders and practitioners. Our goal is to deliver shared experiences to bring about creative solutions to long standing challenges and provide a platform enabling the development of unique relationships and business opportunities to accelerate a well managed energy transition. 

We offer interactive innovation forums, webinars and workshops where participants are asked to become teammates in solving an energy transition topic. Our upcoming hydrogen innovation forum will ask participants to create and compete on whose business case for production and consumption of hydrogen is the most cost effective, technologically feasible and scalable. Shared experiences allow energy leaders to collaborate, challenge assumptions and create innovative solutions. 

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Innovation Forum - Hydrogen

19-20 November 2019, London
From policy to technical challenges related to the transport of hydrogen, this forum will take attendees on a unique knowledge exchange journey to push the hydrogen agenda forward. Partly moderated by Dr Angela Wilkinson, newly appointed Secretary General of the World Energy Council, this in an exclusive, invitation-only event which will convene the Council’s international community. Find out more.
 

Recent experiences

Webinar - Energy Infrastructure: Affordability Enabler of Decarbonisation Constraint?

22 July 2019, London

Moderated by Marzia Zafar, Director of Issues Monitor and Innovations, and part of the Innovation Forum series, this experience built upon and debated the findings of the Innovation Insights Brief on 'Energy Infrastructure: Affordability Enabler of Decarbonisation Constraint?'

Speakers:
  • Michael Webber, Chief Science & Technology Officer, Engie

  • Jacqueline Vaessen, General Manager, NexStep

  • Hassen Bali, Co-founder, Ion Ventures

  • Dave Hardie, Director of Liability, Alberta Energy Regulator

Watch the webinar below or read more about the key takeaways here.


Webinar - Hydrogen: Hype or hope?

26 June 2019, London
Moderated by Marzia Zafar, Director of Issues Monitor and Innovations, and Pauline Blanc, Energy Transition Insights Manager, and part of the Innovation Forum series, this experience was a follow up to the Innovation Insights Brief on 'Hydrogen: Hype or Hope'.
Speakers:
  • Nigel Brandon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Craig Knight, Director of Industrial Solutions, Horizon Fuel Cell Technology
  • Dan Sadler, H21 Project Manager for Equinor

Watch the webinar below or read more about the key takeaways here.


Innovation Forum - Power-to-X

17 June 2019, London
Moderated by Angela Wilkinson, Director of Scenarios and Business Insights, this forum was organised with the Council's German Member Committee and hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright. It brought together over 50 energy leaders from 10 countries who shared expertise, ideas and concrete proposals to mainstream P2X as an enabler of decarbonisation. Read more here.

Workshop - Cyber

8 April 2019, Chatham House, London
Moderated by Martin Young, Director of Policy and Risk, this event was a proof of concept for a series of workshops exploring cyber security crafted by the Council’s Policy and Risk Insights team. The success and positive reception of this pilot workshop will contribute to the design of a program that will eventually be rolled out across the Council’s community. Read more here.

Workshop - Global Foresight Refresh

4-5 April 2019, London
Moderated by Angela Wilkinson, Senior Director of Scenarios and Business Insights, and held in partnership with Accenture Strategy, this workshop was a milestone in the Council’s strategic initiative to refresh its global foresight and support energy leaders in defining and driving a successful energy transition. Read more here.

Workshop - Nuclear

18 March 2019, London
Moderated by Anastasia Belostoskaya, Senior Manger of Scenarios, and organised with the support of the World Nuclear Association, over 20 experts joined a discussion on the future of nuclear energy. Read more here.

Workshop - European Energy Scenarios

26 February 2019, Estonia
Moderated by Angela Wilkinson, Director of Scenarios and Business Insights and supported by the Estonian Member Committee, the workshop was a next step in a process of developing European energy scenarios with ‘innovation twist’ that the Council initiated in 2018. It focused on enhancing further regional narratives to 2040, contrasting storylines with modelling indicators and metrics, and further exploring the role of disruptive innovation in accelerating energy transition. 

Innovation Forum - Blockchain

27 November 2018, London
Moderated by Jon Creyts, Managing Director at the Rocky Mountains Institute and hosted by Shell, the forum was based on a report produced in collaboration between the Council and PwC to explore the viability and challenges of blockchain through the lens of creators, regulators and those in between. Read more here.

Workshop - Gulf Regional Energy Scenarios

30-31 October 2018, United Arab Emirates
Moderated by Angela Wilkinson, Director Scenarios and Business Insights, and organised with the support of UAE Member Committee, this invitation-only workshop convened regional energy leaders and experts in a process of strategic knowledge exchange on energy transition challenges, shifts in consumer behaviour and new innovation opportunities. This workshop contributed to building a set of regionally focused energy scenarios to 2040 and new insights about innovation game changers emerging within and beyond the energy system. Read more here.

Workshop - European Energy Scenarios

6-7 September 2018, France
Moderated by Angela Wilkinson, Director of Scenarios and Business Insights, this invitation-only workshop convened regional energy leaders and experts in a process of strategic knowledge exchange on energy transition challenges, shifts in consumer behaviour and new innovation opportunities. This workshop contributed to building a set of regionally focused energy scenarios to 2040 and new insights about innovation game changers emerging within and beyond the energy system. Read more here.

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