Eric Morel is a worldwide recognised expert of energy transition and digitalisation. In the past, he has served as VP Corporate Business Strategy and VP Global Smart Grids and Energy Efficiency at Schneider Electric as well as CEO of Ilevo, a telecommunication start-up. He is a founding member and a former Board member of the Gridwise Alliance, the main professional private/public association dedicated to Smart Energy.
Why try to bring together two trends that are emerging in force today in the energy world?
The fight against climate change continues. Decision makers are more likely to think twice now thanks to the coronavirus.
Consumers, tertiaries, industrials and even local authorities, position themselves in a very personal way to prepare for the energy transition and its different challenges.
The liberalization of the market has been on the agenda of European energy companies for 20 years. Imposed by regulation, it aimed to open the energy market to competition, electricity first, gas in a second time.