The future of gas in an electrified Europe

23/05/2018 - 14:00 to 17:30
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

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In 2017, CERRE launched an innovative new research project examining the consequences for the European gas sector of the expected electrification of European road transport and residential heating.

Based on new statistical modelling and taking into account European energy policy goals, the research will highlight the implications of electrification on the total electricity system in Europe. Based on this, it will consider how the expected increase in electricity demand can be met and the extent to which gas and gas infrastructures will have a role to play – through traditional gas-fired electricity generation and through innovative gas products such as power-to-gas and biogas.

The conclusions and policy recommendations of project report will be presented at this event, and debated with key stakeholders: gas TSOs distributers and suppliers, electricity suppliers, energy regulators, the European commission, and renewable energy providers.

Register using the above tab, to join the debate on the future of the gas sector.

This event is reserved for CERRE members' representatives and a limited number of non-members.




Welcome and introduction 

Professor Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,




Presentation of the new CERRE report: “Electrification of heating & transport – consequences”

Chloé Le Coq

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, Stockholm School of Economics



Professor Jose Luis Moraga

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Machiel Mulder

University of Groningen


Sébastian Schwenen

Research Fellow, CERRE 
Professor, Technical University of Munich




Reaction and comments on the report

Florian Ermacora

Head of Unit, Wholesale Markets: Electricity & Gas
DG Energy, European Commission


Panel discussion: The electrification of Europe – will we still need gas?


Per-Olof Granström

Director, Energy 



 See confirmed discussants below

Key takeaways and conclusions
Cocktail reception

 Additional panellists


Boyana Achovski

Secretary General,



Greg Archer

Director, Clean Vehicles,
Transport & Environment



Sylvie Denoble-Mayer

Vice President Midstream, Gas Chain,



Thierry Deschuyteneer 

Manager, ‎Strategic & Prospective Studies,



Christian Lebelhuber

Senior Gas Expert,



Susanna Pflüger

Secretary General,
European Biogas Association



Clara Poletti

Director, Markets Division,
Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas & Water


Beate Raabe

Secretary General, 



Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, 



Wednesday 23 May 2018, 14.00-17.30,
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact