Association Webinars: Energy Security: Challenges and Solutions


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After the crisis of COVID-19, there is a general consensus of all countries to support energy transition connecting the decarbonization process to energy security, that will remain an important issue of the world energy policy and the key for a more resilient society. This webinar will do a short survey of the main energy security problems in every major sector, with a particular accent on the importance of the energy storage, of the digitization and the new technologies and of the energy efficiency as a cost-effective manner to sustain regional or national, long-term and short-term energy security.

According to a IEA report the overall share of global energy spending that goes to clean energy technologies - including renewables, energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage - has undergone a slowdown with risks of undermining the much-needed transition to a more sustainable energy system. The power sector spending is on course to decrease in 2020, with worrying signals for the development of more secure and sustainable power systems. Estimated investment in efficiency and end-use applications is also set to fall and energy efficiency, a central pillar of clean energy transitions, is also suffering.

In this context, the debate will focus on analyzing the possible solutions to help navigate out of this turbulent situation, towards more secure and sustainable energy systems.


Carlo Di Primio, AIEE President
Currently President of the Italian Association of Energy Economists - AIEE and CEO of HORUS Green Energy Investments. Over 40 years of experience in the Energy and Renewable sector. He was CEO and Board Director of several energy companies (Oil refining and marketing, LNG terminals, Power generation, Renewable projects). Most recently he was Vice President and board Director of International Power Italy, Vice President and Board Director of Assoelettrica (Italian Federation of Electric Industry), Deputy General Manager of Unione Petrolifera (Italian Federation of oil industry), member of several Advisory Committee at national and international level.


Salvatore Pinto, Chairman and Founder of Green Energy Storage
He currently holds the position of President of Axpo Italia and Chairman and Founder of Green Energy Storage. He was Axpo Italia CEO from 2009 to 2015. Since 2005 he has been President of Calenia Spa, Rizziconi Spa, Axpo Energy Solutions Italy S.p.A. and Axpo Servizi Produzione Italia, with the task of presiding over and developing all the Group's Italian activities. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Italy and also founder and President of Skyres (Venture Capital Company).

Federico Santi, Professor of "Energy system analysis and modeling" at the University of Rome Sapienza
Federico Santi, professor of "Energy system analysis and modeling" at the University of Rome Sapienza, is a recognized energy efficiency expert. He leads an independent energy consulting engineering company focused on innovation and serves as the Energy Manager of several Italian state-owned companies (i.e. ENAV, SOGEI, Port of Rome, GNAM - Italian National Gallery of Modern Art) and as energy efficiency consultant to corporations and financial institutions. As a technical advisor of UniCredit Project Finance, Prof. Santi designed and supported the implementation of the first application of the project financing technique to the efficiency of end uses of energy.

Matteo Codazzi, Chief Executive Officer CESI (Italian Electrical and Technical Experimental Center)
CEO of CESI since May 2009. Prior to this, Codazzi was CEO and Country Manager of Enel in Romania since 2006. He joined Enel in 1999 holding several positions, including Senior EVP of the Italian Electricity Market and CFO of the Market division. Codazzi started his career in 1990 at Finmeccanica. He graduated with honors in Economics and Business from the LUISS University and completed the Senior Executive Advanced Management Program at the Columbia Business School. In 2009, he was appointed "Knight" by the President of the Italian Republic.


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