Since September 2015, Frauke is Executive Director of smartEn, before the Smart Energy Demand Coalition SEDC, the European industry association for demand-side flexibility.
Frauke has been actively involved in European energy policy in Brussels since 2005, where she held different positions at Greenpeace and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, SolarPower Europe. She also worked on secondments in Washington, D.C. and in New Delhi, India.
Frauke holds a Master degree in Environmental Sciences from Leuphana University, Germany, and an Executive MBA from Vlerick Business School, Belgium.
On the agenda
Introduced by street interviews.
Kick-off: From today to 2050 – Smart Network for Energy Transition Platform view Konstantin Staschus (Vice-Chair, ETIP SNET) and Nikos Hatziargyriou (President, ETIP SNET; Chairman of the Board & CEO, HEDNO)
Presentation by Michael Walsh (Managing Director Europe, SmartWires), followed by panel discussion with:
Garrett Blaney (Chairman BoR, ACER; President, CEER), Monika De Volder (Senior Economic Officer, BEUC), Frauke Thies (Executive Director, smartEn), Kristian Ruby (Secretary General, EURELECTRIC) & Michael Walsh (Managing Director Europe, SmartWires)
Moderated by Adam Malik (Founder & CEO, Engerati)
Closing and invitation to split for the parallel sessions by Remy Denos (Policy Officer, DG ENER, European Commission): Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme: preparing new low carbon technologies and services for EU future energy networks