Sessions | WindEurope Electric City 2021


Electrifying transport with wind

Electrification and system integration

When: Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 13:30 - 14:30
Where: Auditorium A10

Session description

The transport sector is responsible for almost a quarter of European GHG emissions and transport emissions have been on the raise in the last 5 years. In addition, European transport needs are expected to grow significantly by 2050, posing a significant challenge to decarbonise this sector. ​​

- Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are the most-efficient and have the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.​​
- Heavy road transport is harder to decarbonise as the size of batteries is currently a challenge (costs, weight, size).​​
- Charging and refueling stations availability still low and not growing fast enough both for battery charging and for hydrogen refueling.​​

Maritime: ​
- Inland and short-distance shipping are ripe for battery power, and Long-haul shipping could rely on Renewable Hydrogen and ammonia. ​​
- CO2 reduction targets are not stringent enough and infrastructure for ammonia and H2 refueling will need development​
- Aviation​
- Full electrification is difficult due to the weight of batteries and their range. E-fuels / e-kerosene could play role but costs are currently prohibitive. ​

​This panel will exchange on the direct and indirect electrification for the transport sector looking into where we stand in terms of technologies and how to overcome the barriers to decarbonise the sector, notably how to bring costs down.​

Session chair

Daniel Fraile

Director of Market Intelligence, WindEurope

Keynote presentation

Ditlev Engel

CEO, Energy Systems, DNV


Philippe Vangeel

Secretary-General, AVERE

Eric-Mark Huitema

Director-General, ACEA

Ulrik Stridbæk

Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted

Katarzyna Sobótka

Head of Business, Central and Eastern Europe, InnoEnergy

Ditlev Engel

CEO, Energy Systems, DNV

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