Dear Sir or Madam,

Cross border cooperation and the exchange of energy policies are made possible by the partnership between the regions of Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), which was strengthened by a joint cabinet meeting last January. In line with this engagement, we have organised this Energy Conference where we will present our policies. Renewable energy and e-mobility have an especially high potential for collaboration across borders and will be addressed by two workshops during this event.

You are hereby warmly invited to join us for this conference.

Our aim is to discuss the current developments with stakeholders from both regions and bring them together for an expert exchange.

You can find the agenda below. If you have any questions, Mr. De Moor and Mrs. Bergmann are at your disposal. Please confirm your participation by registration at this site.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State North Rhine Westphalia

Mrs. Lydia Peeters
Flemish Minister for Budget, Finance and Energy


10h30  Welcome and coffee

11h      Welcome words and speech about energy policy in NRW by
             Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs,
             Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State
             North Rhine Westphalia

11h20  Speech by Lydia Peeters, Flemish 
            Minister of Energy, Budget and Finance

11h40  Keynote by Dr. Michael Baumann
            Managing Director of the EnergyAgency.NRW

11h50  Keynote by Prof. Ronnie Belmans (KU Leuven)
            CEO of EnergyVille

12h      Lunch

13h      Renewable Energies Workshop

            13:00-13:45   Presentation of renewable energy in Flanders
                                  Wim Buelens, VEA (Flemish Energy Agency) 
                                  Presentation of renewable energy in NRW,
                                  Isabel van de Sand, Ministry of Economic Affairs
and Nils Dering, State Office for Nature,
                                  Environment and Consumer Protection NRW 

             13:45-15:00  Best practice projects from NRW and Flanders 
                                  Flanders: Michel Verschuere, Co-founder of Yuso
                                  and Prof. Ronnie Belmanns, CEO of EnergyVille
                                  NRW: Carl Georg Graf von Buquoy
                                  EnergyAgency.NRW and Christian Jaffke,
                                  Kraftwerksschule e.V. (KWS), Essen

13h      E- Mobility Workshop

            13:00-13:40   Presentation of e-mobility policies in Flanders,
                                  Simon Ruyters, Government of Flanders – 
                                  Department of Environment and
                                  Spatial Development 

                                  Presentation of e-mobility policies in NRW, 
                                  Astrid Müller, Ministry of Economic Affairs NRW
            13:40-14:20   Deployment of Charging Infrastructure 
                                  Flanders: Kurt Vanderhispallie, Fluvius 
                                  NRW: Georg Grothues, ElektroMobilität NRW
            14:20-15:00 Hydrogen
                                 Flanders: Adwin Martens, Waterstofnet
                                 NRW: Dr. Thomas Kattenstein, EnergyAgency.NRW

15h     End of workshops & conference


Datum 18.03.2019
Uhrzeit 10:30 Uhr
Ort Ministry for Integration NRW
Conference room, 16th floor
Haroldstraße 4
40213 Düsseldorf


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