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SEPTEMBER 2021

Engaging youth on energy transition and ESG competencies

September 30, 2021

On occasion of Youth4Climate and the Pre-COP 26 (Milan, September 2021), Bocconi University will host today in collaboration with Enel Foundation and Educazione Digitale a special hybrid session of Mind the Gaps in order to foster a dialogue on sustainability, energy transition and new competencies.

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African Youth-led Summit on climate change and renewable energy

September 28, 2021

The event was part of the All4Climate program of the Pre-COP26 (Milan, 30/09-02/10) and it offered a platform for discussion to produce a Final Youth Agenda on sustainability, RES, and climate change. Our youngest researcher, Luca Spinosa, attended the event.

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New research opportunity to support IRENA

September 24, 2021

IRENA and Enel Foundation are looking for talented individuals to help us carry out research to support IRENA in the mapping of existing scenarios in South America and in gathering data for their Remap-FlexTool.

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Tackling 2021 Challenges with MIT Solve

September 17, 2021

After the annual flagship event of Solve MIT at the end of May, the Virtual Solve Challenge Finals took place, bringing together the new Solver cohort of tech-based innovators with solutions to the 2021 Global Challenges: Digital InclusionAntiracist Technology in the USEquitable ClassroomsResilient Ecosystems, and Health Security & Pandemics.

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Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy, To Zero from Heroes

September 16, 2021

We recently launched the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy to enable a coordinated action along the renewables value chain, from suppliers to clients. It was launched at a special event, "To Zero from Heroes", where participants discussed sustainability in the energy sector and explored topics that matter to Alliance members. 

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Launch of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition

September 16, 2021

On September 16 an online event was held to launch the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET), a new independent advisory council of high-level body of engineers and energy system experts to advise the UN system on the energy transition. 

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Voices of South African Youths before COP26

September 15, 2021

Our Managing Director Carlo Papa contributed to the event held by the Italian Embassy in Pretoria, in collaboration with the British High Commission Pretoria, on #Youth4Climate (Milan, 28 September). "Towards Milan and Glasgow - Voices of South African Youths before COP26" aimed to give younger generations a voice and make sure it's heard loud and clear when negotiating their future. 

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Assoreti and Enel Foundation to train financial consultants on ESG and sustainable finance

September 15, 2021

On the occasion of the first day of the Salone del Risparmio, we’re glad to announce that Assoreti, the Italian Association of financial consultancy firms, will work with Enel Foundation to provide ESG training to all the 25,000 financial consultants of its member firms.

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Fostering youth cooperation to fight climate change with IRENA

September 6, 2021

The third event of the “Energy Transition Heroes” series, launched in partnership with IRENA, focused on “The importance of international cooperation to address climate change: empowering the role of youth”. The webinar was part of the “All4Climate” official program, aimed at engaging young people in the lead-up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) and the Pre-COP that will be held in Milan from 30 September to 2 October 2021.

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Improving European governance to enable investments on the Energy Transition with The European House Ambrosetti

September 4, 2021

The 2021 edition of the joint research annually carried out by Enel Foundation and The European House - Ambrosetti, in collaboration with Enel, focused on the “European Governance of the Energy Transition: Enabling Investments”, and has just been presented at the Forum held at Villa d’Este in Cernobbio (September 3-4th). 

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AUGUST 2021

Partnering up with UC Berkeley to support Italian researchers in their entrepreneurial journey

August 11, 2021

We joined the Center for Sustainable Materials and Innovation (CSMI) at the University of California, Berkeley in a new partnership to offer a novel approach to strengthening ties between university research, corporate needs, and broader applications in society. The partnership will create an Energy Fellowship Program among labs at UC Berkeley and Stanford, with the aim of supporting Italian researchers in their entrepreneurial journey.

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Wrapping up the African module of OAP 2021

August 12, 2021

The African module of the 2021 edition of Open Africa Power officially drew to an end on July 26, after 8 weeks of classes and workshops. It was delivered online by our partner the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town, aiming to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the energy sector, its current challenges and opportunities. 

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International Youth Day 2021

August 12, 2021

Young people are on the frontlines of the struggle to build a better future for all, as stated by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and at Enel Foundation we strive to foster projects that actively involve the younger generations while supporting them in making Sustainable Development a reality. Open Africa Power was launched in 2018 with precisely this aim: to train a new generation of energy professionals that could lead Africa through a just energy transition. 

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Launching our scientific research project with Extreme E

August 24, 2021

After joining forces with Extreme E - the electric motorsport series designed to raise climate change awareness - as Knowledge Partner in 2020, we’re excited to announce that our first joint science research project will take place in the purpose-built science laboratory onboard the series’ floating centrepiece, the St. Helena.

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JULY 2021

Enel X joins EF scientific partnership with Extreme E:

Extreme E and Enel Foundation are glad to welcome Enel X in their partnership as Official Smart Charging Partner of the racing series. Enel X will provide charging technology, the JuicePump 40 Race Edition, to power the championship’s all-electric SUV named ODYSSEY 21.

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End of the African module of Open Africa Power

July 26, 2021

The African module of Open Africa Power drew to an end, celebrating the students' journey with a special workshop held by our partner Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) on Leadership.

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Discussing Energy Communities as driving force of innovation and resilience in the power sector

July 20, 2021

The live streaming saw the discussion of the research carried out by Elemens for Legambiente together with Enel Foundation as Knowledge Partner on the role Energy Communities can play in boosting the decarbonization of the energy system.

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Webinar organized by Phd in Sustainable Development and Climate change - PhD-SDC

July 15, 2021

PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate change - PhD-SDC organized a webinar to give an overview of the course and its partnership with Enel Foundation.

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Powering youth with IRENA

July 13, 2021

The second episode of the Energy Transition Heroes series was organized by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with Enel Foundation to foster intergenerational discussions on the future of the energy sector.

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2021 Demo Day of Innovation for Change:

July 2, 2021

On July 2 the Auditorium of Scuola Holden hosted the 2021 Digital Demo Day, where the 64 participants presented their projects grouped in 8 teams that addressed the 8 challenges launched by the participating companies

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OAP21 Alumni sharing their experiences during and after previous editions of Open Africa Power.

July 1, 2021

Some OAP Alumni shared their experiences during and after previous editions of Open Africa Power with the OAP 2021 cohort. They gave precious insights on what they learnt during the program, on the amazing people they had the chance to meet and work with, and on the accomplishments they achieved after the course was over.

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JUNE 2021

RES4Africa Foundation's Micro-Grid Academy

June 25, 2021

The 18th edition of RES4Africa Foundation's Micro-Grid Academy focused on the Decentralized Renew-ABLE against Covid project and wrapped up on June 25. OAP Alumni contributed to the modules on systems design, O&M of renewable energy and safety, and our own Mirko Armiento gave the closing remarks.

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Discussing decarbonization policies with the Ministries of Finance of Chile and Paraguay

June 23 - 25, 2021

We were honored to participate at the virtual talk held by the Ministry of Finance of Chile and the Ministry of Finance of Paraguay, with the technical support of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the collaboration of the IDB and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. 

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 Call for applications, Venice International University
 June 24, 2021

Our partner Venice International University launched a call for applications for the 5th edition of its Critical Infrastructure Resilience Summer School (September 13-17, 2021). The course will provide participants with a clear understanding of the framework and tactical tools to cope with the social and economic disruptions caused by global warming.

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Florence School of Regulation - the 3rd Annual Lights on Women Scholarship

June 23, 2021

Our partner Florence School of Regulation launched the 3rd Annual Lights on Women Scholarship, providing eight scholarships to women contributing to innovative solutions, research, and initiatives that accelerate a sustainable, diverse, resilient, and just energy transition.

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26th Annual Conference of European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)

June 23, 2021

Enel Foundation was invited to speak at 26th Annual Conference of European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) (June 23-25, 2021), organized by Technische Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and supported by the DIW Berlin - German Institute for Economic Research, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) gGmbH & the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).

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Discussing the geopolitics of the energy transition with ISPI and the British Embassy in Rome

June 22, 2021

We were glad to attend “Geopolitics of the Energy Transition”, an online event held on June 24 by ISPI - Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale with the collaboration of the UK Embassy in Rome and Enel Foundation. The event fell under the umbrella of All4Climate – Italy 2021, and tackled the new concept of energy security.

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Ideation challenge launched by Enel Green Power 

June 21, 2021

Enel Green Power launched an ideation challenge and was offering $15,000 for the best proposal(s) on biodiversity innovations for sustainability improvements at renewable energy plants.

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Wrapping up Mind the Gaps

June 18, 2021

Mind the Gaps ended after three days of sessions that involved experts, academics and students from all over the country. Promoted by Enel X with the scientific contribution of Enel Foundation and EnSiEL, the project unfolded as a roadshow across Italian regions and it involved more than 2,000 students from local high schools and universities.

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Web Talk organized by WEC Italia and Consiglio Nazionale dei Giovani

June 18, 2021

Our Head of Relations with Universities and Research Centers Christian Zulberti participated at the Web Talk organized by WEC Italia and Consiglio Nazionale dei Giovani.

The focus of the event was the National Plan of Recovery and Resilience (PNRR) and the challenges and opportunities it will offer to the younger generations.

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"Forecasting the Future for Sustainable Development" by CEST, OECD - OCDE and the Institute for New Economic Thinking

June 17, 2021

Enel Foundation attended the conference organized by CEST ~ Centro per l'Eccellenza e gli Studi Transdisciplinari, OECD - OCDE and the Institute for New Economic Thinking on "Forecasting the Future for Sustainable Development".

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Wrapping up the Citizens Energy Congress

June 16, 2021

Enel Foundation attended the closing panel of the Citizens Energy Congress, discussing how to secure a sustainable future energy system through strategy, collaboration and innovation.

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Tackling energy transition with youth in collaboration with IRENA

June 8, 2021

The first webinar of a series dedicated to “Energy Transition Heroes” was held on June 8 by our partner International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) under the umbrella of the IRENA Youth Talk program. This first event focused on “Addressing Equity and Climate Challenges through Renewables-based Energy Transitions”.

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Enel Foundation selected to present at Chile’s Clean Energy Ministerial virtual Expo

June 6, May 31 2021

Enel Foundation was honored to have been selected by the Chilean Ministry of Energy to attend the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial and 6th Mission Innovation Ministerial (CEM12 MI-6 Chile) Expo (31/05-06/06). We presented at one of the Stands our latest research with SACE on new risks and opportunities stemming from considering social compact trajectories, assessing climate change, and measuring energy transition opportunities.

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Kicking off Open Africa Power 2021

June 7, 2021

The 2021 edition of Open Africa Power kicked off with the African module, held online by our partner the Graduate School of Business - University of Cape Town. This year's class sees the attendance of 90 outstanding individuals coming from 28 different African countries in full respect of the gender parity and with almost 50% having MBAs/PhDs.

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IRENA Youth Talk

June 4, 2021

Held in collaboration with our partner, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the event (June 8) engaged youth and focused on “Addressing Equity and Climate Challenges through Renewables-based Energy Transitions”.

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MAY 2021

Enel Foundation selected for Chile’s Clean Energy Ministerial virtual Expo

May 31, 2021

Enel Foundation was selected by the Chilean Ministry of Energy to attend the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial and 6th Mission Innovation Ministerial (CEM12/MI-6) Expo, held virtually from May 31 till June 6. We presented our latest research carried out with SACE on new risks and opportunities stemming from considering social compact trajectories, assessing climate change, and measuring energy transition opportunities.

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Publication by Glory Oguegbu, OAP20 Alumna

May 28, 2021

Glory Oguegbu, Open Africa Power 2020, has just published a book, “Dare to be Audacious”! We're so glad that her experience during Open Africa Power helped her stand out and make a difference in her community.

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Africa Day 2021

May 25, 2021

On Africa Day 2021, Enel Foundation was happy to join all the people that call Africa their home in the celebration of the continent's liberation, freedom and independence.

Well aware that one of the greatest challenges Africa will be facing is to ensure an inclusive economic growth and reliable clean energy to tackle health and infrastructure issues, we launched in 2018 Open Africa Power. The African module of its 2021 edition started on June 7 in collaboration with the Graduate School of Business of The University of Cape Town, with 90 outstanding individuals attending from 28 different African countries.

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Facing the global energy sector at the OIES Annual Brainstorming

May 21, 2021

Francesco Starace, Enel CEO and Enel Foundation Chairman, opened the 4th session of the 32nd Annual Brainstorming organised by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) with a special recording. Speaking of the new geopolitics of energy, the prospects of green hydrogen and the expectations for the COP26 meeting, he also discussed the role of Enel Group as a utility in relation to the future decarbonized energy system.

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Launching the Italian Forum of Energy Communities (IFEC)

May 20, 2021

We're glad to be Foundation Partner of the IFEC - Italian Forum of Energy Communities, presented at a press conference by World Energy Council Italia and the energy center of the Politecnico di Torino.

The Forum’s mission is to deepen the contribution that the Energy Communities can bring to the achievement of the medium-long term energy and environmental objectives set nationally by PNIEC, the Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate, and internationally by the Green New Deal.

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 Closure of the first edition of the Innovability® School - fostered by ASviS - Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile with Enel Foundation as Knowledge Partner

May 19, 2021

The first edition of the Innovability® School - fostered by ASviS with Enel Foundation as Knowledge Partner, and in collaboration with Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia (through Uniser - Polo Universitario di Pistoia), Fondazione Lars Magnus Ericsson, and RUS (the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development) - recently drew to an end.

14 start-ups focusing on different sectors (foodfarming, sustainable tourism, culture, high tech) attended trainings and courses on innovation and sustainability with the aim to develop their business in full respect of the people and the environment.

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Minding the Gaps of Electrification in Italy

May 11-18, 2021

Mind the GAPS recently ended, after three days of sessions that involved experts, academics and students from all over the country. Developed by Enel Foundation in collaboration with Enel X and EnSiELthe project unfolded as a roadshow across Italian regions and it involved more than 2,000 students from local high schools and universities.

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Online course by our partner Florence School of Regulation

May 17, 2021

The online course held by our partner Florence School of Regulation started in May. The program will offer the students of the 2021 edition of Open Africa Power the possibility to start getting a deep understanding of how to provide sustainable energy access for all, with a special focus on regulation.

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The 2021 edition of the Tech Share Day (TSD)

May 7, 2021

The 2021 edition of the Tech Share Day (TSD), organized by Knowledge ShareAssociazione Netval, Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Politecnico di Torino, wrapped up with a roundtable on topics and initiatives active in Environmentally Sound Technologies (EST). Attended by key speakers such as our Managing Director Carlo Papa and moderated by Prof. Alberto Di Minin from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, it focused on how research can be channeled via technology to fuel innovation, addressing current sustainability issues and finding solutions to challenges encountered in the sector.

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APRIL 2021

OAP20 Alumnus selected for the CESAER Competition Best Idea 2021

April 30, 2021

Congratulations to Olakunle Alao for being selected as one of the five finalists for the CESAER Competition Best Idea 2021. Winner of the 2020 "Nelson Mandela Foundation OAP Prize", awarded by Enel Foundation and Nelson Mandela Foundation, and student of the 2020 edition of Open Africa Power, Olakunle and his team will be developing over the next few months the idea for bridging the sustainable electricity investment gap by using blockchain crowdfunding technology.

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New OIES Energy Podcast: “Beyond Energy: Incentivizing Decarbonization through the Circular Economy”

April 29, 2021

After the release of the paper “Beyond Energy: Incentivising Decarbonization through the Circular Economy”, published by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) and Enel Foundation at the beginning of April, two of its co-authors have launched a new podcast on the subject. Anupama Sen (OIES), and Carlo Napoli (Enel Foundation) here discuss the inadequacy of the hitherto predominant approach to decarbonisation, how a circular economy can be a strong complement to existing policies as well as the practical barriers to the implementation of said circular economy approaches.

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Teaching Sustainable Finance at 24ORE Business School Master in Business Management

April 28, 2021

Enel Foundation presented the innovative project work on Sustainable Finance carried out with 24ORE Business School Master in Business Management. Over the course of the month of April, students studied some of the Italian FTSE MIB companies, analysing their financial results, sustainability indicators, and equity performances. The resulting report shows how the most sustainable companies are the most profitable ones achieving the best long-term equity performance. 

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Supporting the Initiate Africa Young Talent Challenge

April 28, 2021

Enel Foundation continues its support for the Initiate Africa Young Talent Challenge, the programme by Enlit Africa (formerly African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa) aimed at African students and young professionals about to graduate, or under-35s already working in the energy industry.

The programme is dedicated entirely to accelerating change and encouraging growth within the global power and energy industry by empowering and connecting the next generation of tech and talent.

 Apply before May, 20: https://www.enlit-africa.com/Co-located%20Events/initiate/young-talent-challenge

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Giovanni Tula, Enel Green Power, as a guest at the Master in Business Management organised by the 24ORE Business School

April 27, 2021

Giovanni Tula of Enel Green Power was a guest at the Master in Business Management organised by the 24ORE Business School, of which Enel Foundation is Knowledge Partner and spoke about the central theme of energy transition and the value of sustainability.

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Carlo Papa, Managing Director of Enel Foundation, as a guest at webinar organized by Università LUMSA

April 26, 2021

Carlo Papa discussed “Society, economy, and politics: the energy transition”, together with Alberto Biancardi, Director of International Relations at GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici).

The webinar was part of the ‘Politics & Policy LUMSA Colloquia’ political science debates, with a focus on courage of vision, quality in decision-making, and governance of innovation in political choices.

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“I negoziati sul clima”, written with the scientific support of Enel Foundation, listed by ELLE Magazine Italy as one of the Top 10 Books on climate change

April 22, 2021

To celebrate Earth Day 2021ELLE Magazine Italy has listed Federico Brocchieri’s book “I negoziati sul clima“ as one of its Top 10 titles that everyone should read to truly grasp the urgency of climate change. 

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Carlo Papa, Enel Foundation, at Mentors4u

April 21, 2021

As Mentor at Mentors4u, the largest free and no-profit Mentoring programme in Europe, Carlo Papa from Enel Foundation participated at the event on the importance of mentoring, addressed to undergraduates from Università degli studi di Palermo.

The project, initiated in 2014 by two Harvard Business School alumni, brings together professionals and top Italian students, to share views on Labour Market Evolution and career dynamics.

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First weekend of races of Extreme E

April 20, 2021

As the Founding Scientific Partner of EXTREME E, we were extremely happy to see so many people follow the first weekend of races in the Saudi Arabian desert on TikTok.

Stay tuned for the next race, which will take place in Senegal on May, 29-30.

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Enel Foundation launches Senior Fellowship programme

April 19, 2021

Enel Foundation welcomed its inaugural cohort of Senior Fellows this spring.

The collective expertise of our newest Senior Fellows covers a remarkably wide range of topics integral to the sustainable future we envision powered by affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity smartly distributed to all.

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Sharing Enel Foundation’s research with the SAFE students

April 16, 2021

Within the framework of the XXII edition of the postgraduate Master in Energy Resources Management, organised by SAFE Risorse con Energia and proudly supported with our scientific contribution, Carlo Napoli – Senior Researcher at Enel Foundation, intervened with a speech on how generation from renewable sources, combined with the electrification of end uses and the adoption of electricity as the main energy vector, constitute the most effective model for the decarbonisation of the energy system. 

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Enel Foundation and IEA launch The Glass House Project

April 14, 2021

Enel Foundation and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have initiated the Glass House Project, an effort to improve global energy sector employment data and provide insights on the labour market as we move towards a sustainable and resilient future for all.

The research project will advance the availability, granularity, and quality of global energy employment data, with the aim to support policymakers, companies, and citizens in understanding the near and medium-term workforce shifts brought about by clean energy transitions.

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Paper with OIES on incentivising the decarbonisation via the adoption of circular economy

April 1, 2021

Enel Foundation and the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) have published a paper on incentivising decarbonisation through the adoption of a circular economy.

Authored by Anupama Sen of OIES, Luca Meini Head of Circular Economy, Enel and our senior researcher Carlo Napoli, it explores, among the other things, the broad conditions that must be met for a circular economy to lead to net economic as well as environmental benefits when applied to a economywide level.

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MARCH 2021

March 2, 2021

SACE 2021 Risk Map: risks and sustainable recovery for Italian exports in 2021

SACE presents the 2021 Risk Map that, as a result of the partnership with Enel Foundation, has been enriched with three new sustainability indicators: equitable wealth distribution, climate change, and energy transition.

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March 4, 2021

Open Africa Power 2021: Call for applications

Applications for this year’s edition of Open Africa Power open today. The programme is aimed at African students aged 24-35 with a proven interest in green energy, and who have completed or are enrolled in a Master's Degree/PhD/MBA.

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March 6, 2021

Enel Foundation once again shows its steadfast support to Innovation 4 Change (I4C) as Knowledge Partner

Enel Foundation supports Innovation 4 Change (I4C), offering 60 young talents split into 8 teams, the chance to work on sustainability challenges presented by I4C partners, aimed at producing innovative and scalable business ideas, and practical solutions.

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March 19, 2021

The EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) report, “AFRICAN FUTURES 2030 - Free trade, peace and prosperity”, is available online

The report, featuring contributions by Enel Foundation’s Carlo Papa and Nicolò Sartori, highlights the importance of access to sustainable, resilient, and human-centered electricity services to make Africa the new ‘lighthouse of the world’.

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FEBRUARY 2021

February, 4

Open Africa Power leading the way for women empowerment in the energy sector

We congratulate an #OAP20 alumna, Joan Chahenza, a Renewable Energy Finance professional with expertise in Power Purchase Agreements development and negotiation.

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“eSG Lab - excellence in Sustainability and Governance”

Enel Foundation cooperates in the project by SDA Bocconi and Fondazione Sodalitas, with the backing of Falck Renewables, to support the sustainable development and competitiveness of Italian enterprises.

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February, 8

#MasterSAFE "Energy Resources Management" post-graduate program

Nicolò Sartori, Senior Researcher at Enel Foundation, takes part in the post-graduate

program in "Energy Resources Management", discussing the energy transition process and the implications of global challenges in the energy sector.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Enel Foundation salutes the thriving 2020 Open Africa Power alumnae making waves in the world of science.

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February, 18

Enel Foundation contributes to a new study by SDSN Europe

Enel Foundation underwrites a new study by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, aimed at supporting policymakers with actionable strategies to guide economic

recovery in line with the EU sustainability agenda.

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The Innovability® School: Sustainability for Forward-Thinking Start-Ups

Enel Foundation, together with ASviS and other reputable partners, launches the Innovibility® School, offering courses to help start-ups face sustainability challenges effectively.

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The departure of Extreme E’s floating centrepiece, the St. Helena

As Founding Scientific Partner, Enel Foundation announces the departure of the St. Helena, which will host researchers studying advancing climate science in its on-board laboratory during the voyage.

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February, 24

Presentation of the 2021 COTEC Report on Open Innovation

Carlo Papa, Enel Foundation’s Managing Director, and Henry Chesbrough, ‘ father’ of Open Innovation, take part in the launch of the 2021 report.

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JANUARY 2021

January 8

An ‘Open Africa Power’ program success story

Enel Foundation congratulated Carol Ofafa, a 2019 Africa Open Power alumna, for being awarded the Head of State Commendation by the Kenyan President.

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January 26

COP 26 Youth Engagement web conference on Climate Negotiations

Enel Foundation and British Embassy Rome joined forces to organize the “The importance of climate negotiations - Raising awareness among future generations” webinar, aimed at raising the engagement and empowerment of new generations in view of pre-COP and COP26.

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January 27

Praise for the achievements of another ‘Open Africa Power’ alumna

Our 2020 Open Africa Power alumna Damilola Asaleye, and her Ashdam Solar Company Limited, was selected as one of the finalists of the 2020 Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge, organized by All On and U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF).

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January 28

Enel Foundation and IRENA join forces for the advancement of the Energy

Transition

Enel Foundation announced a strategic scientific partnership with IRENA for the advancement of the global energy transition. The agreement will see the parties cooperate in areas of mutual interest with focus on research and education.

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DECEMBER 2020

December 2

“Leveraging Power as a Vehicle for Energy Efficiency” in Power2020

Enel Foundation contributed to the European Power Strategy and Systems Summit - Power2020 holding a panel focused how power can be leveraged as a vehicle for energy efficiency.

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December 3

XXI SAFE’s Master Closing Ceremony 

Enel Foundation supported SAFE’s Master on “Energy Resources Management” and participated to the Graduation and Award Ceremony.

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December 4

Electricity’s role in the energy transition: a webinar to explore possible electrification pathways

Enel Foundation, in collaboration with Politecnico di Torino and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) carried out the study “Electrify Italy” and jointly presented it during the webinar “Electricity’s role in the energy transition: the Italian case study and the challenges for Europe”.

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December 11

COTEC “Premio dei Premi”

Enel Foundation is a supporting member of COTEC, that awarded “JuiceAbility” - an innovative product developed by Enel X - with the Premio dei Premi for Innovation.

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December 12

From youth to youth: new book on climate change and multilateral negotiations

Federico Brocchieri published his first book “I negoziati sul clima”, edited by Edizioni Ambiente, with the scientific support of Enel Foundation.

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December 15

WE4U 2020: Annual academic meeting with partners

Enel Foundation hosted the fifth edition of Enel’s annual meeting with academic partners under the framework of the World Energy for Universities (We4U) program, the Enel Group’s platform to develop research partnerships.

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December 16

New Innovability School for start-ups focused on sustainability

Enel Foundation, Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia Foundation - UNISERLars Magnus Ericsson Foundation and Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS) launched the first edition of the Innovability School dedicated to start-ups.

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SACE’s virtual meeting on the Green New Deal in Italy

Enel Foundation collaborated with SACE in identifying the key elements to help hasten the Italian transition towards renewable energy, described during a virtual meeting held together with Politecnico di Torino.

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December 17

“Vanvitelli - Van Wittel” round table

Enel Foundation participated to the Italian-Dutch round table “Vanvitelli-Van Wittel”, organized by IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali to discuss green economy, the Next Generation Europe Plan, migration and labour markets’ integration, and to identify possible new synergies at a bilateral and multilateral level.

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Energy transition in Latin America: a webinar to discuss challenges of grid interconnection and circular citiesEnel Foundation’s research series on VRES and grid interconnections in South America was deepened during a webinar organized by Enel Américas to discuss what Latin America will go through in the path of energy transition.

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NOVEMBER 2020

November 13

"Marshall Plan for Middle America” (MP4MA) Roadmap’s release

Enel Foundation contributed to the first "Marshall Plan for Middle America” (MP4MA) Roadmap’s release, a plan that aims at setting a resilient strategy towards increasing social equity and community well-being in four North American states.

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November 18

Europe’s Energy Transition: Sustainable Paths for Increased Climate and Energy Ambition

​Enel Foundation’ study “Europe’s Energy Transition: Sustainable Paths for Increased Climate and Energy Ambition” was presented during a webinar hosted by Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership.

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November 18 and 25

Oxford Electricity Day​s

Enel Foundation supported the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in defining the contents for a two-sessions webinar to discuss the growth of distributed resources, the integration between electricity and other energy networks, and the role of interconnections.

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November 23

World Energy Council web talk: “Energy and environment for revitalization of the territories”

Enel Foundation contributed in the web talk on Energy Communities during a webinar held by World Energy Council Italia to show new energy’s production and consumption models, focusing on territories and involving local realities.

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Enel UN Resilience Training Opportunity​ 

Enel Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and Politecnico di Milano, offered a training opportunity for MBA and PhD Programs on resilience with a specific focus on strategic and operational issues.

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November 25

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa 2020​ 

Enel Foundation participated on November 25 as Knowledge Partner in the “Initiate!” webinar: “How do you kick start your career in the African power and energy industry?” H

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Cittàclima Report 2020 presentation’s event 

Enel Foundation has contributed to cittàclima Report2020 by Legambiente’s Città Clima Observatory, sharing its scientific expertise on climate socio-economic risk assessment and know-how in digital mapping.

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November 26

A lecture on Sustainable finance has been held by Enel Foundation at 24ore Business School.

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OCTOBER 2020

October 5

Sustainable paths for EU increased climate and energy ambition

Enel Foundation will present the results of the study to Ambassador Quaroni, Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU

Benefits of physical and regulatory regional integration of electricity markets

Enel Foundation will present the South American continental study of the series on VRES and grid interconnections as well as the complementary paper on the effects of COVID in the region during a virtual closed-door event.

October 6

Study on distributional effects of EU climate policies

Enel Foundation will contribute to a digital event and present a study that aims to understand how EU's decarbonization and electrification policies affect different societal groups across different regions and how to develop practical policy recommendations to reconcile potentially conflicting environmental, economic and societal policy objectives.

 

October 7

VRES deployment in Zambia

Enel Foundation will present at a webinar a RES Grid Integration Study carried out in Zambia together with CESI and local stakeholders.

Virtual Sustainable Finance Policy Summit

Enel Foundation will participate to the Virtual Sustainable Finance Policy Summit, to present the main findings of the study "Connecting Shared Value to Shareholder Value through Hybrid Metrics" run by Prof. Kramer.

Online workshop on facility management and digital technologies for smart building in Covid-19 times, that will be held by Bocconi University’s Smart City Observatory of which Enel Foundation is a Founding Member.

 

October 10

ASviS online prize assignment for “Just Transition”

Enel Foundation will receive by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) the “Just Transition” prize for Open Africa Power.

 

October 20

Extreme E

Enel Foundation announces that will be scientific partner of the Extreme E, the international electric racing carried out in some of the most remote corners of the planet to highlight the climate change challenges faced by different ecosystems.

 

October 21

Energy for Water

Enel Foundation will present the first study in Italy that draws a national strategy of water supply security, showing the contribution that energy sector could give to preserve this resource.

 

October 26-30

Harvard Workshop

Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) and Enel Foundation are collaborating on a project intended to advance understanding of important challenges in energy, environmental, and natural resource policy and together will hold the first virtual workshop on these topics.

      

SEPTEMBER 2020

September 5

Circular Europe

For the 2020 Ambrosetti Forum, Enel Foundation and The European House Ambrosetti will present: "Circular Europe: how to successfully manage the transition from a linear to a circular world". The study aims to assess the state-of-the-art of circular economy in EU27+UK.

September 8-10

Hybrid Metrics: Connecting Shared Value to Shareholder Value

Enel Foundation carried out a research using hybrid metrics to combine social and environmental performances with standard measures of financial outcomes. The report will be published on September, 8.

September 14-18

Open Africa Power

For the 3° edition of OAP the academic part of the Italian Module will be delivered online, offering the participants the chance to follow digital classes on the new frontiers of the energy sector given by distiguished professors of Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, Bocconi University and Venice International University.

September 23 (TBD)

Geopolitics of climate in MENA region

Enel Foundation will deliver a lecture at NATO Defence College on Geopolitics of Climate Change in MENA region, discussing the implications of climate change on political, economic and social landscape in the Middle Eastern region.

September 24

Live class at FSR Course

Enel Foundation will contribute to a live class on the role of business models in deploying EV charging infrastructure, discussing insights developed by Enel Foundation in the framework of a broader study on EU Increased Climate and Energy Ambition.

 

JULY 2020

July 1, 2020

Smarter Mobility Europe LIVE

Our partner Generation.e is holding a virtual 3-day summit on the future of Smart Mobility in Europe after COVID. Our Managing Director Carlo Papa will contribute to one of the panels.

 

July 13, 2020

The Circular Energy Consumer

Enel Foundation, CHARGE Energy Branding and the University of Iceland will hold a webinar on how energy brands can properly communicate sustainability performance.

 

July 15, 2020

Digital Economy White Paper

Centro Economia Digitale will present the findings of the White Paper on Digital Economy, curated with the support of Enel Foundation and in collaboration with EniLeonardoOpen FiberTIMTinexta Group and RAI.

 

Young Generations & the Future

Enel Foundation and Istituto Piepoli will hold a live webinar presenting the findings of a research on the current and future trends of Italian Millennials and Generation Z.

 

Scaling up Africa's Renewable Power

The joint 2020 Flagship Publication by Enel Foundation and RES4Africa Foundation will be presented at the webinar “Scaling Up Renewable Energy Investments in Africa” focused on the importance of de-risking renewable energy investments in Africa. Our General Manager Ernesto Ciorra will contribute to the event.

 

New Report on Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation

Enel Foundation contributed to “MED & Italian Energy: Fostering Renewables for new Euro-Mediterranean cooperation”, the second annual report by Studi e Ricerche per il Mezzogiorno (SRM) and the Energy Security Lab (ESL) at the Energy Center of the Politecnico of Turin.                  

 

June 2020

The Energy Transition and Fairness: Looking Forward         

June 10 - webinar

Webinar organized by CERRE (Centre on Regulation in Europe) to discuss the issue of the distributional effects of climate change policies in Europe.

Oxford Electricity Day 

June 12 - Oxford

Organized every year by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, the event will focus on electricity networks and their role in a net zero carbon economy. It will investigate the impact that policies made to achieve net zero carbon targets will have on electricity networks in terms of role, operation, investment, competition, and regulation.

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SPEEDAM symposium 2020

June 24-26 - Online

Enel Foundation will present a research study at SPEEDAM 2020 Sorrento on "Long duration storage and the future of renewable energy". The research symposium features a stream on "Battery Energy Storage Systems: protocols and procedures for an effective performance evaluation".   

Master ilSole 24 Ore on Management and Corporate Strategy 

June 29 - Rome

Enel Foundation is a Knowledge Partner of the full-time Master Sole 24 Ore on Management and Corporate Strategy. For the first time the program will include a specialization on Sustainability, Circular Economy and CSR. Call for applications is open.

Study on distributional effects of EU climate policies 

Tentative date June - Online

The research focuses on the distributional effects of the key climate policies needed to meet EU climate goals, and was undertaken by Eurelectric, with the technical collaboration of Guidehouse, Cambridge Econometrics and with Enel Foundation as Knowledge Partner. The public presentation of the study will take place through a digital event.

 

May 2020

Digital Workshop Master SAFE

 May 11 - Rome (Digital)

Enel Foundation will hold an online workshop with the students of the Master SAFE on two research studies: "Research Series on VRES and Grid Interconnection in South America" and "Global Perspective on the Future of Electric Public Transportation". This follows up on previous workshops where Senior Researchers from Enel Foundation shared recent studies of relevance to the Master on “Energy Resources Management”.

Virtual Solve at MIT 

May 12 - Boston

MIT Solve will host its flagship annual meeting, this year in digital form, to promote the 2020 challenges. Enel Foundation continues its collaboration with MIT Solve and will support the event with the involvement of OAP alumni and mentorship for the solvers of the challenges: Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship; Learning for Girls and Women; Sustainable Food Systems; Maternal and Newborn Health. This year, there is also an extra challenge on Health Security and Pandemics. 

 

December 2019

8th High-Level Meeting of Regional Associations of emerging markets

December 3, Milan

EnelFoundation joined the meeting organized by Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) and hosted at the ARERA office in Milan by the Mediterranean Regulators Association MEDREG.

 

Presentation of Just e-Volution study

December 4, Brussels

Enel Foundation research on Just Transition, performed in cooperation with The European House Ambrosetti and Enel, will be presented at the European Parliament in Brussels.

 

Side-event at COP-25

December 9, Madrid

COP25 side-event on carbon-pricing organized by Enel Foundation, Harvard University and Tsinghua University

 

November 2019

Enel Foundation Global Knowledge Partner of European Utility Week 2019

November 12 - 14, 2019, Paris

Enel Foundation's global agreement with event organizer Synergy Events continues with another association with a major industry event in Europe. After releasing important research pieces about energy transition and electrification in Europe, and following its support in the organizing committee of the event, Enel Foundation will disseminate its work at this event.

 

Harvard University-EF Executive Workshop on Energy and Climate Change Policy - Follow-up Roundtable

November 13 - 14, 2019, Marrakech

For the first time, Enel Foundation and HEEP (Harvard Environmental Economics Program) co-sponsored a high-level roundtable on energy and climate change policy in Africa, to discuss the role of public-private collaboration to increase energy access in the continent.

 

Advanced Training Course 2019

November 18 - 24, 2019, Milan

New edition of the Advanced Training Course (ATC) on Renewable energy solutions promoted by RES4Africa Foundation, in partnership with Enel Foundation.

 

WE4U Enel Academic Partners event 2019

November 18 - 19, 2019, Rome

Enel Foundation’s annual event for academic partners is an occasion to share results achieved by strategic research projects, while stimulating cross-collaboration between universities to address relevant business issues & academic scientific dialogue on themes of common interest to all.

 

October 2019

Smarter Mobility Africa 2019

October 1-2, 2019, Pretoria

Enel Foundation joins Smarter Mobility Africa 2019 as Global Knowledge Partner. This multi-stakeholder event will cover the transition towards electrified transport and the introduction of smarter mobility solutions for African cities.

 

EV uptake in the transport fleet

October 8, 2019, Oxford

Enel Foundation joins workshop at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) on uptake of electric vehicles. Focus on the penetration of electric vehicles in the transport fleet, with special reference to consumer choice, policy incentives and consumer centric business model.

 

International Electricity Summit

October 7-8, 2019, Fukuoka

Yearly meeting of the power industry associations from different continents. Topics to be discussed include electrification, decarbonization, resilience, market design and electricity pricing, technological innovation including hydrogen.

 

Corporate Foundations in Visionary Companies

October 9-10, 2019, Berlin

Workshop by Enel Foundation at the 4th Communications and Public Relations Summit features a case study presentation on the opportunities and challenges for Corporate Foundations working on scientific research and knowledge sharing.

 

BUSWorld Europe Conference

October 23, 2019, Brussels

Enel Foundation will join a session looking specifically into the new energy industry and its connection with public transportation. How to make presence in both downstream and upstream of the new-energy industry chain, can bidirectional charging unlock the potential for bus-based energy storage to meet the grid?

 

September 2019

Carbon Pricing as a Policy Instrument to Decarbonize Economies

September 5th,2019, New York

The Earth Institute’s Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management at Columbia University, with scientific contribution by Enel Foundation, publishes paper with a comparative study on the suitability of different carbon pricing mechanisms as policy instruments to mitigate climate change in different economic and institutional contexts.

Just E-volution 2030 -  The socio-economic Scenarios for Energy Transition in Europe

September 7th, 2019, Cernobbio

Presentation of research carried out by Enel Foundation with The European House Ambrosetti on energy transition in Europe with focus on Italy, Spain, Romania.

Siena Summer School on sustainable developments

September 9-20th, 2019, Siena

Enel Foundation is once again partner of the Siena Summer School on Sustainable Development, dedicated to providing a high-profile training and qualification on sustainability issues in relation to the UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second edition of the summer school is organized by Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) in collaboration with Leonardo, Network of Universities for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Italia, SDSN Mediterranean and University of Siena.

6th Electricity Price Modelling & Forecasting Forum

September 12-13th, 2019, Berlin

Enel Foundation will present research data on the impact of climate change on the Italian and Spanish energy system and the need for updating fundamental forecasting models given also new developments in Energy storage, distributed generation and demand side management; advancements in modelling of weather volatility for Solar, Wind and Hydro forecasts.

Duemila30, Film Festival on UN Agenda 2030

September 13-15th, 2019, Milan

Enel Foundation is a partner of the 2nd Edition of Duemila30 -  an International Short Festival for High School and University students, focused on the UN 2030 Agenda and organized in collaboration with the United Nations Regional Information Center (UNric) and United Nations Cinema. The Festival takes place in Milan from September 13-15 within the Milano Movie Week to emphasize the role of education and cinema for the SDG. The international festival to promote the creation of short movies on the SDGs is organized by students of the Quindici19 association.

Enel Foundation Knowledge partner of Charge 2019

September 30th-October 1st, 2019, Reykjavik

Enel Foundation Knowledge partner of Charge, an international knowledge and networking platform for energy brands, for their annual Conference and awards event 2019. Partnership aims to help rationalize the evolving changes in the sector placing at the centre of its analysis the relationship with the consumers. Charge also aims to extend a deeper look into the social science part of the energy space, namely the communication side and the human interaction.

 

 

July 2019

Critical Infrastructure Summer School - 2019 edition

July 11th, 2019, Venice

Resilience Workshop proposed as a module of the 2019 edition of the Critical Infrastructure Summer School  of the Venice International University.

Supplier Declaration Workshop

July 2nd, 2019, Rome

Eurelectric Customers & Retails Services Committee jointly with Elettricità Futura are organizing a workshop to deepen specific aspects of the energy transition. In particular the objective of this workshop will be to position electricity suppliers as a driving force for customer empowerment and participation in the energy transition.

 Workshop on Energy Storage

July 8th - 10th, 2019, Rome

The workshop will be a brainstorming-like exchange to identify new research areas in the field of energy storage with the goal of meeting long-term needs of society in terms of sustainability, as well as reliability and energy security.

Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in the National Electric System of Zambia

July,24th -25th, 2019, Lusaka

Intermediate meeting with local institutions from Zambia to present and discuss the inception report, in which we collected data, assumptions and inputs from the stakeholders.

 

 

June 2019 

CIRED 2019 - Innovation in Non-Technical Losses detection

June 3-6, 2019, Madrid

Enel Foundation to present an innovative paper on the use of geospatial data from mobile phone to identify non-technical loss at CIRED 2019. Paper co-authored by Enel Foundation, Enel Global I&N Division and MIT Senseable Lab.

ASviS Festival for Sustainable Development

June 4th, 2019, Turin

Event organized by ASviS within the Festival for Sustainable Development focused on education for sustainable development. Enel Foundation to promote the second edition of the Sustainable Development Summer School and the e-book on SDGs.  

Electricity Day

June,13-14, 2019, Oxford

Enel Foundation will join Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Sponsors’ meeting to discuss the agenda of the OIES Electricity Programme. The Electricity Day by OIES will also discuss an integrated energy systems approach to decarbonization policy, including the roles of different modes of storage and different technologies.

RES4AFRICA Annual Event

June,19th, 2019, Addis Abeba

RES4AFRICA flagship publication themed "Unlocking Value from Sustainable Renewable Energy " and focusing on the water, food, energy nexus, will be presented at the annual RES4Africa event in Addis Abeba. Enel Foundation is the main supporter of the publication adding to its recently published “Empowering Africa” book.

SE4ALL workshop: Philanthropy and the Critical Path to SDG7

June,20th, 2019, Amsterdam

Co-convened by Sustainable Energy for All and the IKEA Foundation, this workshop will bring together senior representatives of foundations actively engaged in addressing sustainable energy challenges, with a particular focus on those working on access to energy and its relationship to outcomes on development, security, health, gender and climate.

Innovation 4 Change

June, 27th, 2019, Turin

Final event in which the multidisciplinary teams of the Innovation For Change (I4C) program will present their projects. One of the team will present a project simulating a challenge launched by Enel Foundation.

ICLEI Resilient Cities 2019

June 26-28, 2019, Bonn

The 10th Global Forum on Urban Resilience, also known as ICLEI Resilient Cities. Annual gathering of experts in building Resilient cities, hosted every year in Bonn.

Open Africa Power 2019 Italian Week

June, 24 Jun - 6 Jul, 2019, Turin, Milan, Florence, Venice, Rome

Residential module of Open Africa Power 2019 hosted by Enel Foundation, Strathmore University and local academic partners PoliTo, PoliMi, Bocconi, FSR. The best students selected for the academic merits of their Research Proposals after the Ethiopia Module and On-Line learning, will attend the Italian module to graduate as OAP 2019 alumni.