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The energy transition. Challenges facing Red Eléctrica de España


July 03 OF 2019 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

The ESADE Alumni Energy and Environment Club are pleased to invite you to “The energy transition. Challenges facing Red Eléctrica de España,” a talk by Jordi Sevilla, chairman of the Red Eléctrica group.

The energy transition will change the generation, distribution and consumption of electricity completely as the linear electrical system shifts to an on-line, interactive system. A successful energy transition in Spain calls for financial resources and expertise from the electricity industry in general and from Red Eléctrica de España (REE) in particular, this being a company with a key role in the transformation of the energy sector. At the moment, our main responsibility is to facilitate the energy transition according to the terms set forth by the regulator, but additionally and unavoidably, the transition will change REE’s operating criteria. Hence the energy transition opens up an exceptional period of time and action for REE, a period that will impact directly on the transmission and network operator.

Jordi Sevilla

Graduated in economics from Universidad de Valencia. Member of Spain’s senior corps of commercial officers and economists of the state.

Chairman of the Red Eléctrica group. Former minister of public administration (2004-2007) and head of finance in the election campaign of Spain’s current prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, in the 2015 and 2016 election campaigns. Member of parliament for the province of Castellón, economics spokesman for the socialist group and chairman of the cross-party commission on climate change (2000-2009). From 2016 to 2018, he was the vice president of the Spanish consultancy Llorente y Cuenca, which specialises in reputation management, communication and public affairs. From 2009 to 2015, he was Senior Counsellor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Former professor at Escuela de Organización Industrial and Instituto de Empresa. Author of several books on economics and politics, the most recent being Vetos, pinzas y errores: ¿Por qué no fue posible un gobierno del cambio?, and has published many articles in specialised journals and daily newspapers.

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