27 - 29 October 2020

C&I - Commercial & Industrial Energy Users


C&I - Commercial & Industrial Energy Users

Do you work for a large energy user? This dedicated programme will support your efforts towards a successful energy transition!

The energy-intensive sector is of significant importance to the energy transition. And although the sector is slowly changing from being an energy consumer to being an energy prosumer and has shown steady progress in improving energy efficiency, there is still a lot of progress to be banked.

Commercial & Industrial (C&I) energy users currently consume 26% of Europe’s energy annually. With Europe targeting a 40% CO² emissions cut by 2030 and 60% by 2040, C&I energy use and production is becoming increasingly crucial.

Supporting positive progress in this aspect of the energy transition, European Utility Week launched the C&I Energy User sessions two years ago.


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Participants (Speakers & Audience) include:

  • AFI Europe Management SRL
  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Air Liquide
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Amazon
  • Ardagh Group
  • BASF
  • Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG
  • Boortmalt Group
  • Borealis AG
  • Bulgarian Federation of Industrial Energy
  • ConsumersCargill
  • Ceitec
  • Century Aluminum
  • Danone
  • Dow Benelux
  • DSM
  • ECI
  • Energy21
  • Givaudan
  • Heineken
  • Honeywell
  • ICL Group
  • IFIEC Europe - International Federation of Industrial Energy ConsumersING
  • KPN
  • Liberty Global
  • Linde Group
  • Microsoft
  • Nitrogenmuvek
  • NS Stations
  • Rotterdam Harbour
  • Schiphol Airport
  • Sustainable Development Capital
  • Tata Steel
  • TITAN Cement S.A.
  • Utility Support Group
  • VEMW (Dutch Federation of Non-Domestic Energy and Water Consumers)
  • VIK Verband der Industriellen Energie- und Kraftwirtschaft
  • Vlisco
  • Voestalpine
  • Voltachem
  • Wacker
  • Wienerberger AG
  • Yanfeng
  • and more!

What do you get out of attending?

With the co-location between European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe, there was a number of additional topics this year for those interested in generating and optimising energy.

It was Europe’s first event dedicated to the electricity sector from fuel choice right through to the prosumer.

With rapidly growing interest from C&I energy users and prosumers regarding these issues – issues which are critical to businesses striving to save costs and reduce their carbon footprint - the C&I Approved Programme provided a journey through the 3-day Summit programme at EUW & PGE, designed to maximise the C&I energy users' experience in Paris.


Dedicated Programme

C&I Large Energy Users Programme POWERGEN Europe 2019

Summit Programme

C&I energy users are among the most proactive market participants in the areas of energy procurement, energy efficiency, self-generation and corporate social responsibility. Reflecting these realities and in its third successful year at European Utility Week, the C&I event became a full Summit track FREE to pre-qualified energy management professionals who wish to learn, share and network with their peer group and leading utilities, suppliers and innovators in this space.



Hub Sessions Programme

Alongside all of this and reflecting the brand new co-location of the highly regarded POWERGEN Europe conference and exhibition with European Utility Week, a parallel Distributed Generation Hub programme offered insights into the range of technologies that can deployed in C&I situations so business and industry can fully realise their potential as active participants in the energy system.

Explore the Hub Sessions programme:



Day 1 (November 12) included a series of Masterclasses on Power Purchase Agreements, structuring ESCO financing deals for energy efficiency and onsite generation investments alongside the Corporate Sustainability Playbook.

Day 2 (November 13) started by focusing on corporate strategies for energy with senior leaders sharing their viewpoints and experience of making energy a top corporate priority. In the afternoon, market updates on energy procurement in Europe came from leading procurement professionals, covering PPAs, trading & hedging and Energy-as-a-Service.

Day 3 (November 14) dealt with energy management, with case studies from the Industrial, information & communications technology, office and retail sectors on monitoring & controls, efficiency and flexibility.


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Read the interview:

Jorg Dolski POWERGEN Europe

Read the interview with Jörg Dolski, Managing Director, VSB Holding


What our participants say:

To support my work in energy procurement I am excited to join the C&I programme as a delegate, to meet and learn from experts in the industry. I am especially interested in the Do’s and Don’ts of PPAs masterclass to broaden my understanding of alternative power procurement contracts.


Liam Bale,

Regional Supply Manager, Upstream Integrated Solutions

ExxonMobil International Limited




This programme is hugely valuable for the following profiles:

  • owners/operators of self-generation facilities
  • energy procurement
  • energy management
  • corporate sustainability
  • finance
  • legal
  • or other departments working on C&I Energy


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Focus Topics

This year’s focus were on the topics of:

  • Monetising your flexible capacity
  • Energy price drivers
  • Digitalisation challenges
  • Best practices on storage
  • Corporate energy procurement, PPAs, efficiency challenges
  • Consumer impact on the energy transition
  • Distributed Generation (Hub Sessions, two full tracks)



Criteria to apply for a Free C&I Pass

We encouraged all Commercial & Industrial energy users to apply for the free C&I Pass. This programme allowed them to attend the event, Hub Sessions and Summit Sessions for free. If they matched the following profile, they could apply for a free pass and we would get back to them with the approval status.

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Job Titles

  • Change Managers
  • Energy Contracts Managers 
  • Energy Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Factory Controllers
  • Managers Utilities
  • Plant Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • QESH Managers
  • Sourcing Managers
  • Sustainability head/manager/director 

Industry Sectors

  • Agro
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Food and beverage
  • Hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, airports, etc.
  • Metals
  • Microelectronics
  • Mining & Petrochemicals 
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pulp Paper
  • Server Farms/ Data Centres
  • Textiles


2019 Sponsors


2019 EUW Partners & Sponsors

EUW partners and sponsors