9.25 - 9.40

Acceleration on the delivery of a consumer-centric system

Next to decarbonisation, there is a growing pressure for energy affordability and security for consumers that will require consumers to have access to energy services and unlocking flexibility at large scale.

Recent EU policy and legislation is pushing forward for consumer empowerment and participation of flexibility in electricity markets, putting the focus on implementation at Member State level during the next years.

During this keynote, David Zenner from Elia will provide an update in terms of initiatives and developments it is putting in place in order to deliver a consumer-centric system in the next years.

David Zenner - Elia

About David Zenner

David Zenner (1979) joined ELIA in 2003. As Head of Customers, he is responsible for the customer relations of the company and the creation of the necessary building blocks to evolve to a consumer-centric electricity system such as an upgraded market design, easy data access and setting up an ecosystem to facilitate the creation of “Energy-as-a-Service” business models. Before that, he was responsible for the activities related to operations and maintenance of the grid in different areas of Belgium.
He graduated in electromechanical engineering at Ghent University in 2002, and
holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne (EPFL).

About Elia

Elia Transmission Belgium (Elia) is the Belgian electricity transmission system operator for high-voltage (30 kV to 70 kV) and extra-high voltage (110 kV to 400 kV).  It develops, builds and operates a robust electricity transmission system, both on- and offshore, and is responsible to devising services and mechanisms which supports the development of electricity markets at national and EU levels. Elia is part of Elia Group, which encompasses Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH in Germany.


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