The conference will be held as a live stream production, from 11.30  14.00, including a 15-minute break. 

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Conference Program

11.30 – 12.45: From a different year into a different decade  

In 2020 Covid-19 has had an impact on production, consumption, and the market within the energy sector. It has also affected the green development of the power system. What will the path out of the crisis look like and what part will the green transformation of the energy sector play? 

  • British Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, Kwasi Kwarteng 
  • Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru 
  • Chairman of the boardJon Fredrik Baksaas 
  • Panel discussion on electrification:  Nils Kristian Nakstad (CEO, Enova), Stein Lier-Hansen (Managing Director, The Federation of Norwegian Industries) and Auke Lont (CEO, Statnett)  
  • Conversation with Statnett CEO Auke Lont: Statnett and the world around us – 2008 to 2020 

12.45-13.00 Short break 

13.00 – 13.40: Power exchange and the green transformation 

Trial operation for the NordLink cable between Norway and Germany will start in 2020, followed by the North Sea Link cable between Norway and the UK next year. We will tell the story behind these gigantic projects and look at the importance increased power exchange will have for Norway, the Nordics, and Europe. 

  • Manon van Beek, CEO TenneT 
  • Rainer Baake, Managing Director of the Climate Neutrality Foundation 
  • Håkon Borgen, Executive Vice President at Statnett 

13.40 – 14.00: The power sector and the outside world  

A panel discussion about the energy sector as seen by the media. 

  • Astrid Meland, commentator at VG 
  • Kjetil Malkenes Hovland, journalist at E24 
  • Gert Mollestad, journalist at Montel 

Moderated by Henrik Glette, Director of Communications at Statnett 

Along the way, there will also be short films and cultural elements.