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.
“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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Enel Foundation and IRENA join forces for the advancement of the Energy
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.
“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.
XXI SAFE’s Master Closing Ceremony
Enel Foundation supported SAFE’s Master on “Energy Resources Management” and participated to the Graduation and Award Ceremony.
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”.
COTEC “Premio dei Premi”
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.
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.
New Innovability School for start-ups focused on sustainability
Enel Foundation, Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia Foundation - UNISER, Lars Magnus Ericsson Foundation and Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS) launched the first edition of the Innovability School dedicated to start-ups.
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.
“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.
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.
"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.
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.
November 18 and 25
Oxford Electricity Days
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A lecture on Sustainable finance has been held by Enel Foundation at 24ore Business School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Eni, Leonardo, Open Fiber, TIM, Tinexta 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.
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.
More about Enel Foundation cooperation with OIES here.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.