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Power Barometer: How can the EU power sector get Fit for 55?

11:00 - 12:00 Digital event

The European power sector is significantly contributing to the decarbonization ambitions of the European economy. The annual Eurelectric Power Barometer presents a data-centric up-to-date analysis of the European power sector’s progress towards decarbonisation in 2020 and 2021 as well as an outlook on major trends in the sector in the mid to long term.

Confirmed speakers

With his experience in power system modelling, Ville Rimali is encouraged at seeing how renewable energy has become economically the most feasible option in many countries around the world. He is confident that the world could speed the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future.

As Director, Growth & Development, Wärtsilä Energy, Ville leads a team of energy experts driving growth in new markets, initiating new flexible power plant and energy storage projects, and managing project development activities in Europe and Africa. Ville is a team player known for stimulating the team’s desire to excel, and in general making things happen.

Previously in his Wärtsilä career, Ville worked as a business development professional. He achieved a track record in sales that exceeded 130 MEUR, including several energy storage (BESS) projects. One major success in which Ville was in lead was an energy storage project delivered to South-East Asia. The project modernized an entire nation’s power system, resulting in a reliable and low-cost supply of electricity to millions of people.

Ville is skilled in market analysis, business case development, digital transformation procedures, and company mergers. He holds M.Sc. degrees in both power systems and economics.

Ville Rimali

Director for Growth & Development Africa & Europe, Wärtsilä


Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.

Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Jean-Bernard Lévy was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Group on November 26th, 2014. He was elected President of Eurelectric in May 2021.

From December 2012 to November 2014 he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales, a leading electronics and systems industrial group.

From 2002 to 2012, he was at Vivendi, a global communications and digital media company, based in Paris.  He was Chief Operating Officer of Vivendi from 2002 to 2005, and CEO from 2005 to 2012.

From 1998 to 2002 he was Managing Partner, Corporate Finance at Oddo & Cie. From 1995 to 1998 he was Chairman and CEO of Matra Communication.

Jean-Bernard Lévy was General Manager, Communications satellites of Matra Espace and then Matra Marconi Space from 1988 until 1993, when he became Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Industry, Postal Services & Telecommunications and Foreign Trade.

From 1986 to 1988, he was Advisor to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Postal and Telecommunications Services.

Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career in 1979 with France Telecom as an engineer in Angers.   In 1982, he became responsible for the management of senior staff and budgets, and was later promoted to deputy head of Human Resources.

Jean-Bernard Lévy, 66, is married with four children.  He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique  (1973)  and  Télécom  ParisTech.    He  is  an  officer  of  the  Légion d’Honneur and of the Ordre National du Mérite.

Jean-Bernard Lévy

President, Eurelectric - Chairman & CEO, EDF Group


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Łukasz Koliński is a Head of unit for renewables and energy system integration policy in the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission. Previously, he led the unit for economic analysis and financial instruments in the same DG.

Until 2018, he was as Special Adviser on Energy Union to Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. He also advised his predecessor - Mr Herman Van Rompuy. 

In the years 2005-2012, he worked for the European Commission. Before that, he was a consultant in Ernst & Young and a business journalist.

Mr Koliński holds a master's degree in economics from Warsaw School of Economics, and a diploma in European studies.

Łukasz Koliński

Head of unit for renewables & energy system integration policy, DG ENER, EC

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