Harvard Energy Chat – "Turning Point Energiewende"


Harvard Energy Chat – "Turning Point Energiewende"

Join us at our inaugural Harvard Energy Chat!


At our informal panel discussion titled “Turning Point Energiewende”, we will discuss burning questions surrounding the Energiewende, such as:

► What were the Energiewende’s achievements? Its failures?

► What should be the next steps?

► Is it a German issue, a European one, or a global one?

► What role should each actor – industry, grid & market operator, research, policy-maker, startup, etc. – play in it?


After the panel discussion, you will be given the chance to pose questions to the panelists. We are aiming for a panel of diverse leaders and thinkers to cover the perspectives of industry, grid & market operator, research, policy-maker, and startup to reflect the complex and inter-dependent nature of the Energiewende.


Confirmed panelists include

  • Stefan Kapferer, Chairperson of the Executive board & Member of the Steering committee at BDEW (German energy and water industry association) & Member of the Coal commission Germany
  • Barbara Lempp, Secretary-General at European Federation of Energy Traders - Deutschland
  • Roland Roesch, Deputy Director at IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) Innovation and Technology Center
  • Dr. Urban Rid, Head of Department III, Energy policy Electricity and Grids at German Ministry of the Economy (BMWi) & Harvard graduate
  • Pietro Rabassi, Director Central European Markets at Nord Pool & Harvard graduate (he will also be the moderator)
  • Dr. Pieter Schipper, Senior Vice President, Continental Energy & Market Access at Statkraft GmbH
  • Jochen Schwill, CEO at Next Kraftwerke
  • Philipp Pausder, CEO at Thermondo
  • Christian Bogatu, CEO at Fresh Energy

The event will be conducted in English.


Ticket price for members (and spouses): 15 €
Ticket price for non-members: 20 €


If you would like to register for this event, we offer you the following options:

Register via PaypalEventbrite or bank transfer:

Account owner: Harvard University Alumni Club of Berlin e.V.

IBAN: DE33 1007 0848 0036 7532 00


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