Greenbird CEO Torsten Heller speaking at the 21st Annual Germany Norwegian Energy Forum

What is impacting tomorrow’s Energy Sector? Drivers, Dynamics and Emerging Trends.


12:00 Registration, Refreshments and Finger Food

12:30 The 21st Energy Forum (Gerda Geyer, Senior Advisor Energy Markets, Innovation Norway)

Welcome (Petter Ølberg, Norwegian Ambassador to Germany)

12:50 What the Future holds for Gas Consumption


  • A Global Outlook on Natural Gas (Dr. Carsten Rolle, Executive Director, World Energy Council-Germany)
  • What Place has Norwegian Gas in the Future Energy Picture (Frode Leversund, CEO, Gassco AS)

13:40 Panel Discussion
– Uwe-Stephan Lagies, Head of Corporate Communications, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG
– Frode Leversund, CEO, Gassco
– Dr. Carsten Rolle, Executive Director, World Energy Council-Germany
– Olav Skalmeraas, Vice President, Head of Berlin Office, Statoil
– Marius Holm, Managing Director, Zero Emission Resource Organization

14:00 Coffee Break

14:30 Disrupters Where, Who and How?

Presentations – Q&A

  • Getting Agile, Disruptive, and Innovative (Dr. Matthias Kramer, Head of Digital Innovation, mantro GmbH)
  • Electrifying the Society (Dr. Andreas Schröter, Executive Vice President, DNV GL – Energy)
  • Impacts of a Growing Electric Car Stock on the Energy Industry (Dr.-Ing. Tore Lied Tönnesen, Manager Innovations, BMW Group)
  • Prosumers, Storage and Electric Vehicles – Disrupting Markets? (Dr. Arndt von Schemde, Managing Partner, THEMA Consulting Group)

15:50 Innovator

Providing Billing Solution for e-Mobility (Vidar Myrer, Commercial Manager Energy, eRate AS)

16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 Planning for a Sustainable and Renewable Dominated Future

Presentations – Q&A

  • Effective, Innovative & Efficient Strategies for a Decarbonized Energy Supply (Dr. Felix Christian Matthes, Research Coordinator for Energy & Climate Policy, Öko-Institut)
  • Business Opportunities for a Nordic Energy Utility in the Continental Power Market (Harald von Heyden, Director, Head of Central & Western Europe, Agder Energi)
  • Power trading in 1991, in 2017 and in 2020 – Embracing Changes and Developing the European Power Markets (Pietro Rabassi, Director Central European Markets, NordPool)
  • Europe 2050 – Building a Clean and Secure Society with Circular Economy (Volker Backs, Senior Vice President Sourcing, Rolled Products, Norsk Hydro)

17:30 Innovator

Enterprise Integration empowering the Digital Transformation for Utilities (Thorsten Heller, CEO, Greenbird Integration Technology AS)

17:40 Open Discussion Round & Closing Remarks

18:00 Reception and Buffet Dinner hosted by Petter Ølberg, Norwegian Ambassador to Germany

Originally posted on the Innovation Norway website