From pipes to platforms

Joint event 9:00 - 15:00 Hotel Bloom - Brussels

Grids are on the verge of a major transformation along the journey towards the future energy system. The increasing penetration of decentralised renewables, the integration of EV’s and the emergence of new market players such as prosumers and active consumers will usher in a new era. To address these challenges, distribution system operators (DSOs) will need to adapt their current role and transform their model to keep pace with both the transformation of the energy world and changing customer needs.

It is high time to better understand what role and responsibilities DSOs will  embrace, what investments and new business models are needed to facilitate the transition of the DSOs towards a platform model while continuing to ensure high levels of reliability. In partnership with Ernst and Young, Eurelectric has developed a study to map out the solutions for DSOs to take their role in the energy transition and define long term and sustainable strategies.

At the “New DSO Business Models” event, speakers will debate on the results of the study, explore the future value pools for networks  and their regulatory and operational implications. A diversified mix of grid users (utilities, local energy communities, manufacturers, start-ups) will share their expectations on the network of the future. Concrete case studies on innovative services and products developed by DSOs to adapt to this new energy paradigm, but also the barriers that need to be overcome will be discussed.


Confirmed speakers include:

Anna COLUCCI, Head of the Retail Markets, Coal and Oil Unit, DG ENER - European Commission
Susanne FABRY, Head of Steering Energy Networks Germany, E.ON SE
Annika Viklund, Senior Vice President, Vattenfall Distribution
Remko Bos, ,VP CEER and Director Energy Department, Authority for Consumers & Markets, Netherlands

Livio Gallo, Head of Enel Group's Global Infrastructure & Networks Business Line

Knud Pedersen, VP of Ørsted and Chair of Eurelectric Distribution & Market Facilitation Committee

Registration Fees

Registration Fees

  • Registration Fee - 299,00 EUR
  • Member's Registration Fee* - 249,00 EUR
  • Academic & Start Up Registration - 179,00 EUR

All fees are subject to 21% VAT.

Please note that registrations will only be accepted via the online form, registrations sent via email will not be taken into consideration.

Full Registration Fee: For all non Eurelectric members

Members Registration Fee: For all National Association members (incl. their members), Affiliate Members & Business Associate Members.

EU & Government Officials (Commission, Parliament, Council & Perm Rep) & Journalists  are welcome to participate free of charge to the conference.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations can be made without charge until 17 January. Cancellations after this date are non refundable but a replacement can be sent. For all cancellations or replacements please contact Ann Strzelczyk -