EIC’s Principal Supporting Partner
Ahead of this year’s COP26 summit, EIC have partnered with DNV on a LIVE series of webinars. Together, we aim to promote industry awareness and address the key factors surrounding the future of the global energy sector and the work, we as an industry, must continue to do in lowering carbon emissions and tackling our net zero targets.
Road to COP26: The Race to NetZero (morning session)
As the demand for energy grows and the development of a low carbon economy accelerates internationally, there is an increasing need for the global transition to clean power to be at least four times faster than it is at present.
The morning session, Road to COP26: The Race to Net Zero, will focus on how the energy sector is evolving to play a leading role to a carbon neutral future. Together the industry is providing solutions for our net zero ambitions, elevating existing energy systems to one that is cleaner and more sustainable, bringing new ways of thinking to address the challenge of climate change and how organizations are turning carbon ambition into carbon action. As businesses recognize the urgency to act on climate change, with many organizations already committed to helping to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy, there is a unique opportunity for the energy sector to forge ahead towards the 2050 target.
Hari Vamadevan, Regional Director UK & Ireland, Energy Systems, DNV - Hari Vamadevan is a Senior Vice President and Regional Director of DNV’s Energy Systems UK & Ireland operations. He leads a 700-strong energy team with a focus on safety, efficiency, innovation, and digitalization. In particular, Hari is focused on balancing the short-term challenges of cost and production efficiency versus the long-term challenges of an energy transition to a deep decarbonized future. Hari has over 30 years’ experience in both technical, management and leadership positions – onshore and offshore, upstream, midstream and downstream. He has worked at DNV for 16 years. Prior to this he was Managing Director for Jardine & Associates in London. Hari has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.
Road to COP26 Conference: The fastest-growing Renewable Sources (afternoon session)
As of 2020, over 80 percent of the world energy used came from fossil sources. In a world that will demand even more energy than today, this cannot continue, and the energy system needs to change to get to net zero by 2050. Renewable energy continues to grow as the UK and Europe work to create many renewable energy sources.
As the global energy landscape develops, the afternoon conference session will focus on the fastest-growing Renewable Sources. Invited industry voices will come together to discuss the range of technological breakthroughs which support the UK and Europe's energy future. Can fast-growing low-carbon solutions such as, wave & tidal, solar, the transition of fuels, hydro, geothermal and biomass energy be part of the answer, as we work together to support the goals set in the Paris Agreement.
Lucy Craig, Director, Growth, Innovation & Digitalization, DNV - Lucy Craig is Senior Vice President and Director of Growth, Innovation and Digitalization at DNV Energy Systems, where she is responsible for scaling new ventures, digitalization, innovation and technical governance across service areas covering the energy systems value chain from generation and production, transport, transmission and distribution to energy use. She directs Energy Systems’ strategy for innovation and growth in new technologies and processes, including top growth priorities such as hydrogen, digital assurance, solar and offshore wind. A top priority for Lucy is supporting DNV’s customers in accelerating the Energy Transition.
Through advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services, DNV provides assurance to the entire energy value chain – across generation and production, transmission and distribution, and end use. DNV supports the operation of high-risk assets and systems, both physical and digital, in wind, solar PV, energy storage, hydrogen, oil & gas, synthetic fuels, power grids, and carbon capture and storage.
Prior to her current role, Lucy managed the region of Iberia and Latin America for DNV in Renewables Advisory. Lucy has 30 years’ experience in the renewables industry. She has a PhD in electrical power engineering and is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering and Technology.