Enel Foundation has signed a landmark agreement to become the exclusive Global Knowledge Partner of the 2019 Clarion Power and Energy series of events.
The deal will see Enel Foundation bring its unique scientific expertise to African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in May, and the flagship European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe 2019 in Paris in November.
Enel Foundation — a non-profit organization focusing on the role of clean energy in a sustainable future — will help to define, reinforce and validate the programmes of the events, which are designed to navigate the convergence of the generation and transmission & distribution sectors in the energy transition.
The Knowledge Partnership will reinforce the connection between industry, academia and research institutions, and Enel Foundation will join the Advisory Committees of the conferences and present its own research and scientific papers at the events. In addition, Enel Foundation will support the ‘Initiate!’ start-up programme as part of the mentors and judges connecting new generations to the challenges and opportunities of energy transition.
Rick Wall, Managing Director of Global Utility Group within Clarion, said: “As an event organization which owns and operates a unique portfolio of energy events, we are delighted to welcome Enel Foundation as Global Knowledge Partner of our platform to increase the connection between our events and the science driving the future of the energy industry.”
The current partnership follows a successful collaboration at last year’s European Utility Week and participation in other industry events such as Electrify Europe and POWERGEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2018.
African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa takes place in Cape Town on 14-16 May. Click here for details.
European Utility Week and PowerGen Europe will be in Paris on 12-14 November. Click here for details.