The Energy Efficiency Directive aims to reduce final energy consumption by 11.7% by 2030 compared to forecasts. This target emphasizes the importance of energy-efficient solutions as companies and governments in the EU modernize and digitize their operations. Many IT infrastructure solutions providers and European data centre operators have already taken proactive measures to meet these targets. For example, they offer flexible scaling of IT resources to reduce their environmental footprint, use 100% renewable energy, adopt advanced cooling technologies, and deploy waste heat recovery technologies. They are also reusing waste heat from data centres to heat homes and businesses, which positively impacts the communities around them.
To further facilitate progress towards these goals, this event will bring together experts from the IT infrastructure solutions providers, data centre operators, policymakers, and representatives of the EU public authorities across the EU. The speakers will discuss concrete steps already taken, commitments made, and challenges lying ahead when implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive and measures foreseen in the Digitalising the energy system action plan. They will explore the critical roles of technology, policy, and collaboration in achieving set EU objectives.
Full speaker biographies for this year’s conference will appear here shortly, please check back regularly for updates.
Vice President, WW Advisory & Professional Services for HPE Global Sales, HPE
Head of Unit, Energy Efficiency Policy and Financing, Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER)
Director, Data Center Ecosystems
CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland
CTO for Sustainability Services, Advisory & Professional Services
Director, Global Sector Integration
Danfoss Climate Solutions
Adviser, Digital Economy Task Force
The first episode of this series will look specifically at the digitisation of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). While SMEs are the backbone of the European economy, many do not grasp the benefits of digitisation. The EU’s Digital Compass includes the ambitious target to reach over 90% of European SMEs with at least a basic level of digital intensity by 2030, up from 60% in 2020.
This episode of our series takes place against the recent announcement of the European Commission’s
proposal for the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which will benefit from €12 billion investments in digital
health through Member States’ National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs).
For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 2922 338 311