Energy Transition Week

21 March, Olavshallen, Trondheim
NTNU Energy Transition Conference 2023

Crisis, Crossroads, and Courage

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Energy Transition Conference

Welcome to the NTNU Energy Transition Conference 2023 arranged March 21, in Olavshallen in Trondheim. This year, the conference theme is  ‘Crisis, Crossroads, and Courage’. We are excited to bring together experts from around the world to discuss important topics leading to a successful transition to a zero emission society.

The program focus on three key themes i) transitioning industries and global trade, ii) the role of infrastructure and storage, and iii) future technologies and lifestyle changes. Our speakers and panelists will share their insights on the latest developments in these areas, and provide valuable perspectives on the road ahead.

The transition task ahead of us is giant, and 2023 will be a year for major decisions. Our ambition is to facilitate fact based dialogue on the choices.

Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to a productive and enlightening conference.

Program

Program

Although the conference starts at 10 AM, feel free to show up earlier for mingling and registration.

Welcoming remarks and keynotes to set the scene for the conference day.


Dimitri Lorenzani,
Cabinet Member of VP,
Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight,
European Commision


Andreas Bjelland Eriksen,
State Secretary,
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Anne Borg,
Rector,
NTNU

Global supply disruptions, high prices, geopolitical instability, and the continued transition away from carbon-intensive energy systems have led to an Energy crisis in Europe in 2022. Global trade patterns are affected both by the geopolitical situation and climate related measures like carbon border adjustment mechanisms. What could this mean for renewable energy, upcoming industry transformations, fuel substitutions, CCS and CO2-removal? Looking at international companies and global trade, this session aims to better understand the situation and how we better can align goals.


Daria Taglioni,
Research Manager, Development Economics,
The World Bank

Helge Haugane,
Sr. VP, Gas & Power Marketing, Midstream and Processing,
Equinor
 

Marie Jaroni,
Head of Decarbonization and Sustainability,
Thyssenkrupp Steel

Graham Holman,
Director,
Sumitomo Corporation Europe Ltd.

Knut Einar Rosendahl,
Professor,
NMBU

Almost overnight, energy security became a major concern in the short term, but also so for the whole energy transition. Major infrastructure projects got halted, some shut down or even blown up impacting the global market. Can critical infrastructure become more resilient and how will it have to be monitored? Is repurposing existing infrastructure – here mainly pipelines for hydrogen transport – a sustainable option or do we even need to build new? How does storage factor into these global markets, for both CO2 and fuels? This session aims to shed light over what solutions exist, what emerging technologies should we be looking at, and how we can foster development in turbulent times.


Frode Leversund,
CEO,
Gassco


Magnus Korpås,
Professor,
NTNU


Mark O'Malley,
Professor,
Imperial College London

Andreas Kuhlmann,
CEO,
Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena)

Astrid Skjønborg Brunt,
General Counsel, European and international affairs,
Statnett

Francis (Frank) O’Sullivan,
MIT and Managing Director S2G Ventures

Egil Madsen,
Professor,
NTNU Business School 

Thina Margrethe Saltvedt,
Chief Analyst,
Sustainable Finance, Nordea

The energy transition and path towards a zero-emission society depends both on new solutions and lifestyle changes. In this session we explore some of these and their interfaces. With climate change and harsher weather conditions, solutions for how to heat and cool our buildings are increasingly important. For example, the energy transition raising new demands for sustainable transport, energy efficiency, flexible consumers, sector coupling and infrastructure.  What is needed to succeed in a deep decarbonization globally, and how does citizen engagement factor into the equation, in terms of policy and behavioural adaptation? These are some of the aspects the conference aims to take a closer look at.


Linda Steg,
Professor,
University of Groningen
 


Henrik Sætness,
EVP Corporate Staff,
Statkraft

Matt Ries,
Director, Strategic Leadership and Sustainability,
DC Water

Alexandra Bech Gjørv,
CEO,
SINTEF

Sølve Sondbø,
Head of Section for Green Business Infrastructure,
Vestland County Council 

Speakers 2023

Speakers

 


Dimitri Lorenzani,
Cabinet Member of VP,
European Commission


Andreas Bjelland Eriksen,
State Secretary,
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Alexandra Bech Gjørv,
CEO,
SINTEF

Anne Borg,
Rector,
NTNU

Helge Haugane,
Sr. VP, Gas & Power Marketing, Midstream and Processing,
Equinor
 

Frode Leversund,
CEO,
Gassco

Marie Jaroni,
Head of Decarbonization and Sustainability,
Thyssenkrupp Steel

Matt Ries,
Director, Strategic Leadership and Sustainability,
DC Water


Linda Steg,
Professor,
University of Groningen
 


Magnus Korpås,
Professor,
NTNU


Andreas Kuhlmann,
CEO,
Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena)

Graham Holman,
Director,
Sumitomo Corporation Europe Ltd.

Mark O'Malley,
Professor,
Imperial College London
 

Henrik Sætness,
EVP Corporate Staff,
Statkraft
 

Daria Taglioni,
Research Manager, Development Economics,
The World Bank
 

Knut Einar Rosendahl,
Professor,
NMBU
 

Francis (Frank) O’Sullivan,
MIT and Managing Director S2G Ventures

Astrid Skjønborg Brunt,
General Counsel, European and international affairs,
Statnett

Sølve Sondbø,
Head of Section for Green Business Infrastructure,
Vestland County Council 

Egil Matsen,
Professor,
NTNU Business School 

Thina Margrethe Saltvedt,
Chief Analyst,
Sustainable Finance, Nordea

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About ETC

The NTNU Energy Transition Conference is an annual meeting arena for industry, policymakers, academia, and NGOs. The objective is to share the latest knowledge on the transition to sustainable energy systems, share views and translate ambitions to actions that will accelerate our pathway to a zero emission society.

The event is part of the NTNU Energy Transition Week, which also includes the Trondheim Tech Port Conference, an innovation expo, dedicated workshops, and smaller networking events.

The conference is free and open to everyone.

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Call or email Comfort Hotel Park
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Or, use this link for Radison Blu Hotel

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Nisha Pillai
Conference host, journalist, and
former BBC news presenter

 

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