5th Annual KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference

In 2015 has been held in Madrid, Spain.

28 October 2015 - 29 October 2015, 8:00AM - 4:00PM, CET

Launched in 2011 in Paris and successfully repeated in 2012 in Vienna, in 2013 in Berlin and in 2014 in London the KPMG Global Power and Utilities Conference is a premier business-to-business industry event for the power and utilities sector.

 

With more than 250 delegates from 40 countries in attendance, it brings together executives from across a broad spectrum of the industry worldwide, including power producers, developers, investors, regulators and other key industry stakeholders.

 

The conference recap report of the 5th annual KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference will be available for download soon.

 

Highlights and summaries of the past KPMG Global Power & Utilities conferences >

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  • Michael Salcher

    Head of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG in Germany and Chair, Global Energy Institute, EMA

    +49 89 9282 1239

  • Peter Kiss

    Partner, Energy & Natural Resources, Nordics; Head of Energy & Natural Resources, Central and Eastern Europe

    +361 887 7384

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Agenda
28 October 2015                                                                    
8:00 – 9:00         Registration
9:00 - 9:10

Chairmen's opening remarks

Alberto Martín Rivals, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in Spain

Peter Kiss, Founder and Chairman of the KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference; Partner, Energy and Natural Resources, Nordics

Michael Salcher , Partner, Deal Advisory; Head of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG in Germany; Head of Power & Utilities EMEA

9:10 – 9:20

Welcome address

John Scott, Deputy Chairman, KPMG International, Chair of KPMG’s EMEA region, Chairman, KPMG in Spain

Day 1 Opening keynote speaker
9:20 - 10:00 José Manuel Barroso, Former President of the European Commission (2004-2014) and former Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004)
Roundtable 1 - Global environmental challenges: climate change & emission reductions
10:00 - 10:50

António Mexia, Chief Executive Officer, EDP

Matti Ruotsala, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy to CEO, Fortum Corporation

Edward Davey, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from 2012 to 2015

Dariusz Marzec, Vice President of the Management Board for Development, PGE 

Moderated by Simon Virley CB, Partner and UK Chair, Energy and Natural Resources

10:50 - 11:00 Moderated discussion and Q&A
11:00 - 11:30 Morning coffee break
Roundtable 2 - Global supply challenges: the power mix of the future in the new oil price scenario
11:30 - 12:20

José D. Bogas Gálvez, Chief Executive Officer, Endesa

João Manso Neto, Chief Executive Officer, EDP Renováveis

Peter Smink, Chief Executie and Financial Officer, NUON Energy

Moderated by Alberto Martín Rivals, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in Spain  

12:20 - 12:30 Moderated discussion and Q&A
12:30 – 13:30 Networking buffet lunch
Roundtable 3 - Innovation & technology: the emergence of the smart consumer and the decentralized energy model
13:30 – 14:20

Rosie McGlynn, Head of Smart Energy and Networks Programme, Energy UK

Andrés Seco García, General Manager of System Operation Division, Red Eléctrica

Pablo Vegas, President and Chief Operating Officer AEP Ohio

Roberto Zangrandi, Special Advisor at EDSO for Smart Grids 

Moderated by Michael Salcher, Partner, Deal Advisory; Head of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG in Germany; Head of Power & Utilities EMEA

14:20 - 14:30 Moderated discussion and Q&A
Breakout (parallel) sessions
14:45 - 15:45

How to transform the heart of an industrial nation – lessons learned from the German Energiewende

- The consequences of a regulatory tsunami for the utility industry

- Snapshot of the current situation in the German utility sector

- Relevant challenges for other markets- Lessons learned

- Moving forward: How to seize the opportunity 

Chaired by Nikolaus Kerssenbrock, Partner, Head of Strategy Energy, KPMG in Germany

The future of DSOs

- Results of KPMG’s survey amongst European DSOs on their view of the evolution of the industry landscape between 2015 and 2020

- New actors from the small distributed generation side and an active role for the consumers

- Distributor System Operator (DSO) new functions and responsibilities

- A new regulatory framework to deal with TSO-DSO

- Distributed generation

- Consumers relationships 

Co-chaired by Carlos Solé Martin, Partner, Economics & Regulation, KPMG in Spain and Jorn De Neve Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Belgium

How asset management can contribute to excellence

- What is / not is asset management?

- Benefits of asset management

- AM around the world – KPMG global survey

- How to set it up – guidance on ISO 55001?

- Case: Asset Performance & Whole Life Cycle Costing 

Chaired by Daniël Pairon, Partner, Global Lead KPMG Asset Management, KPMG in BelgiumHead KPMG Global Asset Management Competence Centre

Strategy in the power and utilities sector: How to navigate with foresight through energy turbulences? 

- Session looks at major turbulences and future challenges in the power and utilities sector

- Reflects and builds on “Energy – Quo Vadis” scenarios 2035+

- Focuses on the transfer of scenarios into strategy and innovation

- Introduces a strategic foresight process for power and utilities decision makers

- Exemplifies foresight management by use of energy-related case examples 

Co-chaired by Dr. Heiko von der Gracht, Futurist and Senior Manager, KPMG in Germany and Alberto Martín Rivals, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in Spain

Power Sector Developments in Sub-Saharan Africa – a game changer for the continent? 

- How to supply nearly 2 billion people in 2050 with electricity?

- Key trends and drivers in the Power Sector in SSA – an overview

- Interdependencies with other sectors and with the overall economic growth

- Current opportunities and benefits from a market entry

- Successful projects – Examples from the public and private side

- The way forward – some provoking thoughts to clear with the old clichés

Co-Chaired by Klaus Findt, Partner, Africa Market Leader and Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure & Major Projects and DeBuys Scott, Partner, Head of Infrastructure Advisory, Global Infrastructure Major Projects

15:45 - 16:15 Afternoon coffee break
Roundtable 4 - Rethinking regulation in power & gas
16:15 - 17:05

Miguel Sebastián Gascón, Former Minister of Industry and Energy of Spain between 2008 and 2011

Dr. Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, President, Organization for Cross-regional Coordiantion of Transmission Operators, OCCTO, Japan

Mark Horsley, Chief Executive Officer, Norther Gas Networks, UK

Moderated by Alistair Buchanan, Partner, Chair of KPMG in the UK's Power & Utilities Practice

17:05 - 17:15 Moderated discussion and Q&A
17:15 - 17:30

Chairmen's closing remarks

Alberto Martín Rivals, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in Spain

Peter Kiss, Founder and Chairman of the KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference; Partner, Energy and Natural Resources, Nordics

Michael Salcher, Partner, Deal Advisory; Head of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG in Germany; Head of Power & Utilities EMEA

18:00 - 19:30 Optional tour to the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Réal Madrid Stadium)
20:30 - 23:30

Conference Gala Dinner at Casino de Madrid

Coach transfer will be provided to and from the Casino de Madrid to conference delegates attending the Gala Dinner

29 October 2015
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10

Chairmen's opening remarks

Alberto Martín Rivals, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in Spain

Peter Kiss, Founder and Chairman of the KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference; Partner, Energy and Natural Resources, Nordics

Michael Salcher, Partner, Deal Advisory; Head of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG in Germany; Head of Power & Utilities EMEA

Day 2 Opening keynote speaker
9:10 - 9:40 Simon Upton, Environment Director, Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
Roundtable 5 - Successful business models for renewables
9:40 - 10:30

Paul van Son, Country Chairman for MENA and Turkey, RWE AG and Former CEO, Dii Desertec

Rafael Mateo, Chief Executive Officer, Acciona Energy

Santiago Seage, Chief Executive Officer, Abengoa

Brent Cheshire, UK Country Chairman, DONG Energy UK 

Moderated by Antonio Hernández García, Partner, KPMG in Spain

10:30 - 10:40 Moderated discussion and Q&A
10:40 – 11:10 Morning coffee break
Roundtable 6 - Trends in energy financing: new energy investors and innovative business models
11:10 - 12:00

Sergio Val, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, Treasury & Insurance Division, ENGIE

Gordon Parsons, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited

Pedro Azagra Blázquez, Director of Business Development, Iberdrola

David Swindin, Managing Director and Head of EMEA, Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited

Moderated by Darryl Murphy, Partner, KPMG in the UK

12:00 - 12:10 Moderated discussion and Q&A
Closing Keynote Speaker
12:10 - 12:50 Miguel Arias Canete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
12:50 - 13:00

Chairmen's closing remarks

Alberto Martín Rivals, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in Spain

Peter Kiss, Founder and Chairman of the KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference; Partner, Energy and Natural Resources, Nordics

Michael Salcher, Partner, Deal Advisory; Head of Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG in Germany; Head of Power & Utilities EMEA

14:30 - 16:00 Optional post-conference visit: Red Eléctrica Control Centre of Renewable Energies (Cecre)
Program

1.30 pmRegistration2.00 pm

Welcome

Michael Salcher, Chair, KPMG Global Energy Institute EMA

1st part (German): Future battery storage technologies

2.10 pm

State-of-the-art battery technology

Latest research and development in battery storage technology

Peter Hussinger, Frauenhofer ICT

2.40 pm

Battery storage technology – a promising business model?

Markets, potential and possible applications of battery storagetechnologies

Dr. Jens Kanacher, Head of Energy Systems and Storage, RWE AG

3.10 pm

Technology development and cost perspective of batterystorage systems

Business case for “Power fo Fuel“ and “Liquid Air EnergyStorage“ technologies

Torsten Buddenberg, Head of Product Development, MitsubishiHitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH

Discussion: What is the preferable regulatory framework forstorage technology?

4.00 pm

Coffee break and networking

2nd part (international): European view on battery storage

The international section will give an overview of the Europeanstorage development in the field of batteries. Is energy storagemainly driven by the German energy transition or is it a Europeanissue? What are the foreseeablepredominant fields of applicationof battery storage technology from an international perspective?

4.30 pm

Techno-socio-economic assessments of battery technologies in the context of EU´s energy & climate change policy

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Bemtgen, Energy Directorate,EuropeanCommission

4.50 pm

Present state of European battery research from an economic perspective

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Stelter, Deputy Institute Director,Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

5.15 pm

Energy storage use case in the international context

Christian Mayr, Sonnenbatterie GmbH

5.30 pmEnd of conference
Program

1.30 pmRegistration2.00 pm

Welcome

Michael Salcher, Chair, KPMG Global Energy Institute EMA

1st part (German): Future battery storage technologies

2.10 pm

State-of-the-art battery technology

Latest research and development in battery storage technology

Peter Hussinger, Frauenhofer ICT

2.40 pm

Battery storage technology – a promising business model?

Markets, potential and possible applications of battery storagetechnologies

Dr. Jens Kanacher, Head of Energy Systems and Storage, RWE AG

3.10 pm

Technology development and cost perspective of batterystorage systems

Business case for “Power fo Fuel“ and “Liquid Air EnergyStorage“ technologies

Torsten Buddenberg, Head of Product Development, MitsubishiHitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH

Discussion: What is the preferable regulatory framework forstorage technology?

4.00 pm

Coffee break and networking

2nd part (international): European view on battery storage

The international section will give an overview of the Europeanstorage development in the field of batteries. Is energy storagemainly driven by the German energy transition or is it a Europeanissue? What are the foreseeablepredominant fields of applicationof battery storage technology from an international perspective?

4.30 pm

Techno-socio-economic assessments of battery technologies in the context of EU´s energy & climate change policy

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Bemtgen, Energy Directorate,EuropeanCommission

4.50 pm

Present state of European battery research from an economic perspective

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Stelter, Deputy Institute Director,Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

5.15 pm

Energy storage use case in the international context

Christian Mayr, Sonnenbatterie GmbH

5.30 pmEnd of conference
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