Rome, April 11th 2019
Clarion is proud to announce Enel Foundation as exclusive Global Knowledge Partner of the 2019 Clarion Power and Energy series of events.
The deal will see Enel Foundation bring its unique scientific expertise to events like the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in May, and the flagship European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe 2019 in Paris in November.
Enel Foundation will help to define, reinforce and validate the programmes of the events, which are designed to navigate the convergence of the generation and transmission & distribution sectors in the energy transition.
The Knowledge Partnership will reinforce the connection between industry, academia and research institutions, and Enel Foundation will join the Advisory Committees of the conferences and present its own research and scientific papers at the events. In addition, Enel Foundation will support “Initiate!”, as part of the mentors and panel of judges connecting new generations to the challenges and opportunities of energy transition.
Rick Wall, Managing Director of Global Utility Group within Clarion, said, “As an event organization which owns and operates a unique portfolio of energy events, we are delighted to welcome Enel Foundation as Global Knowledge Partner of our platform to increase the connection between our events and the science driving the future of the energy industry.”
The current partnership follows a successful collaboration at last year’s European Utility Week and participation in other industry events such as Electrify Europe and POWERGEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2018.
“In this historical moment for our industry and our Planet, transition to a clean energy future is a global priority. Convergence is the name of the game to ensure a sustainable future through electrification and decarbonization leaving no one behind,” said Carlo Papa, Enel Foundation Director.
Papa added, “We are thrilled to evolve our partnership with Clarion becoming Global Knowledge Partner of their Power and Energy series of events.”
European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe combine to form the end-to-end energy industry event, discussing the most actual and forward-looking industry challenges and opportunities around the transitioning generation mix, renewable integration, digitalisation, energy markets, through to end-use. African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa are organised by Spintelligent, part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group, and form part of Clarion Power and Energy series, which runs over 40 events covering the oil, gas, power and energy sectors.