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Tuesday. 24 August 2021

View the recording of ETIP SNET’s international panel discussion at CIGRE Congress 2021

Taking place online on 23rd August 2021  the focus of the ETIP SNET Panel “Roadmaps to a common destination: Decarbonised energy systems”  at CIGRE Congress 2021 presented the visions of USA, China, Australia and Europe for the Energy Systems of 2050.

Moderated by Nikos Hatziargyriou, Professor at NTUA and ETIP SNET Advisor welcomed panelists coming from all over the world to provide insights into the main technological directions, key achievements and R&I targets to reach by 2050.

Discussion focused around roadmaps, funding, national-international collaborations, etc. Examples of successful implementations, e.g. pilots, quantified achievements and lessons learnt were also shared.

The exchange by prominent speakers representing different R&I entities from USA, CHINA, EUROPE and AUSTRALIA was extremely helpful in understanding how R&I priorities are set at international level and will help to align future research directions and explore opportunities of international collaborations for achieving the common goals of Energy Systems decarbonisation by 2050.


  1. Mark McGranaghan, EPRI Fellow, USA
  2. Mingli FU, Prof, CSG (China Southern Grid, China)
  3. Rainer Bacher, CEO, Bacher Energie AG, Europe
  4. Dr John Ward, CSIRO’s energy system research director, Australia

Download the Agenda here

You can now view the session recording HERE

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