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Global Forum on World Energy Transition


Florence, March 25th and 28th 2019

Enel Foundation will be the global ‘Knowledge Partner’ of the first Global Forum by the Florence School of Regulation (FSR), taking place March 25-28 in Florence. Enel Foundation has announced the collaboration with FSR, part of the European University Institute, aimed at providing support to the program definition, leading panel discussions and disseminating results.

The Florence School of Regulation (FSR), directed by Jean-Michel Glachant, was established as a center of excellence for independent discussion and dissemination of knowledge regarding European regulation and policy. It delivers high quality and relevant academic thinking on EU policy and regulation in the areas of Energy, Climate, Energy Union Law, Communications & Media, Transport and Water.

Florence School of Regulation, in partnership with Enel Foundation, organizes the Global Forum on World Energy Transition as a 4-days high-level gathering of experts on energy transition, aiming to stimulate practice-oriented solutions and knowledge sharing among key decision makers. The Forum will gather more than 100 senior representatives from government agencies, regulatory bodies, energy companies, development organizations, think tanks and academics specifically from Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern and Latin America.

The main thematic lines of the Global Forum include electrification and universal access to energy, power markets and networks, electric vehicles, digitalization, electricity storage and decarbonisation.

Carlo Papa, Director of Enel Foundation, commented, “we are proud to contribute to the Global Forum, reinforcing our longstanding partnership with FSR as the event provides a unique platform to accelerate knowledge sharing and convergence in winning the race to a clean energy future leaving no one behind."

Jean-Michel Glachant, Director of Florence School of Regulation, highlighted, “The world is getting smaller: energy and climate make all our countries become real neighbours. From Peru to India, from Madagascar to Iceland, smart neighbours meet and speak with each other…and our Global Forum welcomes them all.”