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EDP Business
Summit '24

07.03.2024

powering companies

for a cleaner future

Leaders and corporations from across the globe will gather to reflect on what it takes to accelerate the energy transition at a global scale.

Livestream from Lisbon to the world.

Welcome to the 3rd edition of the EDP BUSINESS SUMMIT!

The energy transition is the revolution of our time. But it comes with a deadline.

COP28 delivered a historic global commitment to shift away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. At the heart of the matter is the world's unique opportunity to address immediate concerns related to energy security, affordability, economic growth and industrial competitiveness, while simultaneously pursuing the long-term goal of ensuring a livable planet for future generations.

But what does it take to deliver a successful energy transition that benefits all? It takes adequate government policies, private sector investment, and societal engagement. It takes technological breakthroughs and democratizing solutions. And as the 1.5ºC pathway drives further away, it takes faster execution.

In this year’s edition of the Business Summit, we are taking the conversation one step further, looking into ways of how both utilities and businesses can accelerate the energy transition, unraveling the latest technologies and business models shaping the energy future.

On the second international edition of the EDP Business Summit, we brought together more than 1.000 participants from over 20 countries to learn how leaders and companies could harness the vast potential of decentralized solar power generation. This year, we embark on a global mission. The entire energy system must be transformed worldwide. And every organization faces a unique confluence of change, risk and reward.

Reflecting on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing worldwide leaders as they plan and execute their decarbonization strategies, the third edition will take place digitally on the 7th of March 2024.

A unique half day with internationally renowned speakers, thought provoking keynotes and transformative debates, we hope will spark collective decisions on behalf of a sustainable future for all.

EDP Business Summit '22

+1600

registrations

+20

nationalities

10

speakers

Why attend EDP Business Summit ’24

A TOP LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: key energy transition topics addressed by outstanding international speakers

A BIT OF TIME TO THINK: an opportunity to reflect together on the issues and goals of a more sustainable future

A FOCUSED SPACE TO EXPLORE NEW IDEAS: a pool of ideas and suggestions that inspire new ways to improve businesses

Relive the best moments of the previous edition

Program

Welcome
02:30 PM
Opening words
Vera Pinto Pereira, Executive Board Member at EDP
leading change
02:35 PM
Taking pole position: business lessons from climate champions
Andrew Winston, Expert on megatrends and sustainable business
accelerating renewables
03:00 PM
Need for speed: how to accelerate renewable energy penetration
Duarte Bello, CEO at EDP Renewables Europe & LATAM
Giles Dickson, CEO of Wind Europe
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric
Moderator: Raquel Mendes, Head of European Affairs at EDP
power tech
03:20 PM
What’s next in the energy transition: technologies (re)shaping the energy landscape
Pedro Vinagre, Executive Director at EDP Renewables North & East Europe
Bruce Douglas, CEO at Global Renewables Alliance
David Post, CEO at EASE – The European Association for Storage of Energy
Moderator: Pedro Mendonça Pinto, Journalist and CEO of Empower Sports
Break
03:40 PM
Break
heat electrification
03:50 PM
The next big thing: heat electrification through solar DG
John O’Donnell, CEO at Rondo Energy
Miguel Fonseca, Member of the Management Team of EDP Comercial
Sustainability
04:20 PM
Scoring big: making sustainability happen at a global scale
Speaker soon to be announced
business innovation
04:40 PM
Making innovation happen + Q&A
Josh Valman, Business Strategist & CEO at RPDK
Closing
05:05 PM
Final words
Pedro Mendonça Pinto
Event time: GMT+00

This event will be hosted by Pedro Mendonça Pinto, Journalist and CEO of Empower Sports

Speakers

Meet all the international expert speakers and thought leaders who shared their passion, experience, best practices and ideas to accelerate the energy transition.

More speakers to be announced soon

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Newsroom

Our articles and news about the energy transition

leading change

20 February 2024

Rumo à neutralidade carbónica: é Portugal um bom exemplo?

O país está entre os seis Estados-membros que mais energia renovável produzem e conseguiu, em 2023, assegurar seis dias de consumo elétrico com origem verde. Refletir sobre as estratégias, oportunidades e desafios da neutralidade carbónica é o objetivo do EDP Business Summit, a 7 de março, em Lisboa.

leading change

20 February 2024

Towards carbon neutrality: Is Portugal a good example?

The country is among the six Member States that produce the most renewable energy and, in 2023, it met the needs of its ten million inhabitants with green electricity for six full days. Reflecting on the strategies, opportunities, and challenges of carbon neutrality is the goal of the EDP Business Summit, happening on March 7th in Lisbon.

accelerating renewables

19 February 2024

Transizione energetica, tempo scaduto: cosa serve per accelerare

L’Italia e l’Europa hanno fissato obiettivi ambiziosi. Per raggiungerli è necessario cambiare. Ecco quali sono gli ostacoli e come superarli.

accelerating renewables

19 February 2024

EDP Business Summit 2024: La transición energética no puede esperar, pero... ¿es posible acelerarla?

La tercera edición del EDP Business Summit se celebrará el próximo 7 de marzo con un objetivo claro: estudiar cómo pueden contribuir las utilities, el resto de empresas y la sociedad en su conjunto a acelerar la transición energética. Todo ello con el fin de construir un futuro más limpio y sostenible para todos.

Solar Energy

04 November 2022

Energia solar: bom para o planeta e para o negócio

A oportunidade que representa produzir e armazenar energia solar esteve no centro do debate da edição deste ano do EDP Business Summit, que reuniu interesse de 1600 pessoas de 20 países. Oradores internacionais como Roger Ballentine ou David Rowan lembraram que as empresas de sucesso têm de ter uma estratégia verde e ser inovadoras.

Solar Energy

31 October 2022

EDP Business Summit: por qué apostar por la energía solar

La segunda edición del EDP Business Summit tuvo lugar bajo el lema Here comes the Sun. Durante el encuentro, se habló sobre los criterios ESG y su capacidad para captar inversores y rentabilidad, sobre los beneficios que ofrece la energía solar y sobre el potencial de la innovación en el proceso de transición energética a la hora de desarrollar, por ejemplo, soluciones para el almacenamiento.

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