Setting the Stage for a Sustainable Future
Exploring the necessary steps to effectively transition customers, utilities, and industry stakeholders towards a clean energy and water future. This session will delve into the significance of technology and digitalization in the Energy & Water industry. Additionally, it will discuss the immediate requirements and progress to be made in the next 12-24 months. The keynote will highlight the key topics and issues that will be addressed throughout the two-day summit. Announce portion of the WE3 proceeds dedicated to sponsoring initiatives such as tree planting to offset carbon emissions or other innovative ideas.
Path to Sustainability and Net Zero - Strategies, Opportunities, and Challenges: Insights from Leading Utilities
The transition towards sustainability and achieving net-zero emissions is a pressing global imperative. In this session, we will delve into the strategies, opportunities, and challenges faced by leading utilities on their path to sustainability and net-zero goals. Through the lens of these industry leaders, we will explore innovative approaches, best practices, and lessons learned in decarbonizing energy generation, optimizing energy efficiency, integrating renewable sources, and fostering sustainable practices. The session aims to provide valuable insights for utilities, policymakers, and stakeholders, enabling them to accelerate their sustainability journeys and contribute to a cleaner, greener future.
Industry Insights on the Vision 2030 Engagement Model for Clean Energy, Net Zero, and Sustainability Transition
What is the Vision 2030 Engagement Model for Energy and Water? Have a solid and actionable vision holds immense significance in supporting the global transition towards clean energy, achieving net-zero emissions, and fostering sustainability. In this session, industry experts will share their insights on what this engagement model entails and how it can effectively drive the transition to a clean and sustainable future. Discussions will revolve around collaborative frameworks, role of digital technologies, policy alignment, stakeholder engagement, innovation, and investment strategies. By exploring successful industry practices and highlighting key challenges, this session aims to equip participants with actionable knowledge to align their efforts with the Vision 2030 Engagement Model, accelerating the transition towards a cleaner, net-zero, and sustainable energy landscape.
Preparing Communities for Climate Change Events – Role of Energy Providers and Industry Stakeholders
As climate change increasingly impacts communities around the world, it is crucial to proactively prepare and empower these communities to face climate change events. The role of energy providers and industry stakeholders in educating, engaging, and empowering communities and their citizens is of paramount importance. This session aims to explore the various aspects of this critical role, with a particular focus on the utilization of technology, data, customer engagement, field workforce perspectives, and effective communication for enhancing community preparedness. Attendees will gain insights, practical knowledge, and inspiring examples to drive positive change within their respective communities and organizations.
Revolutionizing Transportation and People Experience with E-Mobility
In this keynote address, we will explore the transformative potential of e-mobility in revolutionizing transportation and enhancing the overall people experience. E-mobility, encompassing electric vehicles (EVs) and associated infrastructure, offers numerous benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved air quality, and enhanced energy efficiency. This session will delve into the latest advancements, innovations, and market trends driving the adoption of e-mobility solutions. Key topics include advancements in battery technology, charging infrastructure development, smart mobility solutions, and the integration of EVs with renewable energy sources. We will also go beyond technology and infrastructure to highlight the importance of empowering people to actively contribute to the e-mobility revolution. We will discuss strategies and initiatives aimed at engaging and mobilizing individuals, communities, and businesses to embrace e-mobility as a collective effort towards sustainable transportation. Attendees will gain practical insights and inspiration to drive grassroots involvement, enabling a broad-based transition to e-mobility that positively impacts both the environment and the individuals within it.
The Role of Government Policies in Promoting E-Mobility
Government policies play a pivotal role in promoting the widespread adoption of e-mobility as a sustainable transportation solution. This session focuses on the key role that government policies and regulations play in driving the transition to e-mobility. Discussions will cover various aspects such as financial incentives, tax benefits, infrastructure investments, regulatory frameworks, and public-private collaborations. By examining successful case studies and lessons learned from around the world, the session will shed light on effective policy strategies that have accelerated the adoption of e-mobility. Attendees will gain insights into the importance of supportive policies in creating an enabling environment, fostering market growth, and overcoming barriers to e-mobility adoption. The session aims to provide policymakers, industry stakeholders, and researchers with valuable knowledge to develop and implement effective policy frameworks that advance the transition to sustainable e-mobility systems.
Driving Positive Change through ESG Practices
In this session, we will delve into the power of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices in driving positive change for businesses and society. ESG practices go beyond traditional business metrics, encompassing sustainability, social responsibility, ethical governance, and stakeholder engagement. Through real-world examples and success stories, this session will showcase how organizations have embraced ESG practices to create value, mitigate risks, and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future. Discussions will cover topics such as sustainable business models, diversity and inclusion, climate action, and corporate governance. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the benefits of adopting ESG practices, best practices for implementation, and strategies for aligning business objectives with sustainable development goals. This session aims to inspire and empower participants to drive positive change through the integration of ESG practices into their organizations and beyond.
Panel Discussion: Embedding ESG Principles into Business Operations
In this panel discussion, industry experts and thought leaders will explore the critical process of embedding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles into business operations. The panelists will share their experiences, challenges, and successes in integrating ESG considerations across various functional areas, including strategy, finance, operations, and customer operations. Key topics for discussion include the development of ESG frameworks, setting measurable targets, reporting and transparency, stakeholder engagement, and the role of leadership in driving change. Attendees will gain insights into practical strategies and innovative approaches for effectively integrating ESG principles into day-to-day business operations, enabling organizations to create long-term value, enhance resilience, and contribute to a sustainable future. This panel discussion aims to provide a platform for learning, knowledge sharing, and inspiration to accelerate the adoption of ESG practices among diverse industries and sectors.
WE Pledge! Accelerate Action Now: Inspiring Sustainable Practices and Global Leadership
The WE Pledge! Accelerate Action Now is a call to action for global leaders to commit to the WE3 pledge: Energy + Water, Engage, Educate, and Empower. This pledge aims to inspire, connect, and bring people together to collectively take action and address the climate crisis while striving to build a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. During this session, attendees will be introduced to the WE3 pledge, which encompasses three key pillars: Energy + Water, Engage, Educate, and Empower. Participants will learn about the specific commitments within each pillar, including engaging in sustainable practices personally and within organizations, actively engaging with local communities and policymakers, continuously educating themselves and others about sustainability, and empowering employees to innovate and implement sustainable solutions. Through interactive discussions and inspiring examples, this session will highlight the importance of collective action and the potential for individuals and organizations to make a significant impact on the climate crisis and the world at large. Participants will have the opportunity to take the pledge, symbolizing their commitment to the WE3 principles and becoming part of a global network of leaders driving positive change.
The Role of Next-Gen Connected Platforms
This session explores the critical role of connected platforms in driving seamless collaboration between customer experience, field workforce, and advanced analytics in the context of achieving net zero emissions, promoting eMobility, fostering sustainability, and enhancing grid resilience. The session will delve into the challenges of working in silos and highlight the need for a platform-centric approach to unlock the full potential of these interconnected domains. Attendees will gain insights into the benefits of a connected platform that integrates data, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), and Internet of Things (IoT) analytics. Discussions will focus on how a unified platform enables organizations to streamline operations, improve customer satisfaction, optimize resource allocation, and make data-driven decisions for sustainable practices and grid reliability. Furthermore, during the session, there will be a grand announcement for SEW platforms, unveiling the latest enhancements and features that further empower connected platforms to address the evolving needs of the energy industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the cutting-edge advancements and how they can leverage the upgraded platform to drive positive change within their organizations.
Putting Customers at the Center: Exploring CX Strategies in the Energy and Water Sector
The CX Roundtable for the Energy and Water Industry is an interactive session designed to bring together industry professionals, experts, and thought leaders to discuss and share insights on customer experience (CX) within the energy and water sectors. The session will focus on exploring innovative strategies, best practices, and emerging trends that enhance customer satisfaction, engagement, and loyalty. Attendees will participate in engaging discussions addressing key topics such as personalized communication, digital transformation, self-service options, billing and payment experiences, energy/water efficiency programs, and customer-centric service design. The roundtable format encourages open dialogue, enabling participants to learn from each other's experiences and challenges, as well as collaborate on solutions and opportunities
The Women in Energy panel discussion aims to shine a spotlight on the important role of women in the energy industry, promote diversity and inclusion, and inspire the next generation of female leaders. This session brings together accomplished women from diverse backgrounds within the energy sector to share their experiences, insights, and strategies for success. The panelists will discuss various topics, including career advancement, overcoming challenges and biases, mentorship and networking, fostering a supportive work environment, and the future of women in energy. The panel discussion aims to inspire, motivate, and empower both women and men to actively champion diversity and equal opportunities within their organizations and the industry as a whole.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Cocktails and Appetizers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Dinner, WE3 Awards
Showcase demonstrations from SEW and Sponsoring Partners
SEW v11 Demonstration – How it supports Clean Energy Transition and Connects Citizens Globally
Innovative Sustainability Initiatives and Solutions Across the Globe
The session on Innovative Sustainability Initiatives and Solutions Across the Globe will showcase groundbreaking projects, initiatives, and solutions from around the world that are driving sustainability and addressing critical environmental challenges. The session will cover a wide range of topics, including eMobility and charging infrastructure, clean water and conservation, demand response/virtual power plants (VPP), and community-driven sustainability initiatives. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technologies, innovative approaches, and successful case studies that are making a positive impact on sustainability. The session will feature presentations and discussions from industry experts, thought leaders, and practitioners who are at the forefront of driving change and implementing sustainable solutions. The session will highlight the importance of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and global cooperation in tackling sustainability issues. Participants will gain insights into emerging trends, best practices, and lessons learned from diverse sustainability initiatives, enabling them to adapt and implement innovative solutions in their own regions or organizations.
Innovations at the Intersection of Energy and Water: Spotlight on Water Providers
The Keynote session on Innovations at the Intersection of Energy and Water will center on the pivotal role of water providers in driving innovative solutions that address the interconnected challenges of energy and water. This session will delve into the latest advancements, strategies, and best practices employed by water providers to enhance sustainability, efficiency, and resilience in the management of water resources. Attendees will gain insights into real-world case studies and success stories from leading water providers who have pioneered innovative approaches at the nexus of energy and water. The session will inspire participants to think holistically, fostering cross-sector collaboration and driving transformative change within their own organizations or communities. This keynote session is an opportunity to learn from industry visionaries and experts who are shaping the future of energy-water nexus solutions. It will encourage attendees to embrace innovation, adopt sustainable practices, and contribute to the development of a more resource-efficient and resilient water sector.
Panel Discussion: Water Conservation and Management Strategies
The Panel Discussion on Water Conservation and Management Strategies brings together experts, practitioners, and thought leaders to delve into the pressing issues surrounding water conservation and effective management practices. This session will provide a platform for engaging discussions and the sharing of insights, innovations, and success stories related to sustainable water management. The panelists will explore a wide range of topics, including water conservation techniques, water-efficient technologies, sustainable irrigation practices, demand management strategies, and the role of policy frameworks in promoting water stewardship. The discussion will highlight both global and local perspectives, addressing challenges faced by different regions and offering diverse solutions to ensure the responsible and efficient use of water resources. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge and practical insights into effective water conservation and management strategies that can be implemented across various sectors. The session will encourage dialogue and collaboration among participants, fostering the exchange of ideas and best practices for addressing the growing water challenges faced by communities worldwide.
Innovation Lab Demonstrations/Showcase (SEW, Zpryme, and Sponsoring Partners)
AI-Powered Workshop/Technology Forum: Exploring the Current State of AI, Cloud, and Emerging Technologies The technology forum is an immersive session that offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies in the energy sector. This session combines a panel discussion and an audience forum to facilitate engaging conversations and knowledge sharing among experts, industry leaders, and participants. The workshop will focus on showcasing innovative ways to leverage AI for customer engagement in the energy sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge applications of AI, such as virtual assistants, chatbots, personalized recommendations, and AI-driven communication channels. The session will provide insights into how these AI-powered solutions can enhance customer interactions, improve satisfaction, and drive operational efficiencies in various areas including field service, asset management, distributed energy resources (DERs), and cloud platforms. Furthermore, the workshop will address the crucial aspect of cybersecurity in the context of AI and emerging technologies. Discussions will revolve around the challenges, strategies, and best practices for safeguarding sensitive data and ensuring the resilience of AI-driven systems. The audience forum component of the session encourages active participation and knowledge exchange among attendees. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions, share their experiences, and engage in interactive discussions with the panelists and fellow participants, fostering a collaborative learning environment.
Executive Panel Discussion: Integrating & Managing Customer Premise Renewables at Scale
This panel discussion brings together industry executives, experts, and thought leaders to explore strategies, challenges, and best practices for integrating and managing customer premise renewables on a larger scale. The discussion will delve into topics such as regulatory considerations, grid integration technologies, and business models that enable effective deployment and management of distributed energy resources. Attendees will gain insights into successful case studies and innovative approaches for scaling up customer premise renewables, contributing to a more resilient and sustainable energy ecosystem.
Building Distributed Grid Resiliency
The session on Building Distributed Grid Resiliency focuses on the critical importance of developing a resilient energy grid that can effectively handle disruptions and ensure reliable electricity supply in the face of various challenges. This session explores the strategies, technologies, and best practices for building grid resiliency through distributed energy resources (DERs) and decentralized energy systems. Attendees will gain insights into the benefits of distributed grid architectures and their ability to enhance grid resiliency. The session will cover topics such as microgrids, virtual power plants (VPPs), energy storage, renewable energy integration, and advanced grid control systems. Participants will learn about the role of DERs in maintaining power supply during emergencies, mitigating the impacts of natural disasters, and supporting grid stability.
Workforce Transition and Technology Enablement
This session focuses on the transition of the energy workforce and the role of technology in enabling a successful transition. It addresses the changing skill requirements, training needs, and workforce development and technology strategies to adapt to the evolving energy landscape. Additionally, the session explores the technological advancements and tools that empower the workforce to effectively manage and optimize distributed energy resources, enhance grid resiliency, and ensure seamless service delivery. Participants will gain practical insights and actionable strategies for workforce enablement and leveraging technology to build a resilient and agile grid.
Charting a Course to Vision 2030: Way Forward for the Energy and Water Sectors
The session will focus on providing a platform to outline a future-ready action plan and set the vision for both the energy and water sectors' path towards the year 2030 and beyond. In this session, industry leaders, policymakers, and experts from the energy and water sectors will come together to reflect on the insights, discussions, and key takeaways from the summit. The session will focus on crafting an integrated action plan that addresses the interconnected challenges and opportunities in energy and water management. Attendees will participate in interactive discussions and collaborative exercises aimed at developing a comprehensive roadmap for the energy and water sectors' journey to Vision 2030. Be part of the collaborative effort to define the future of both sectors, develop an actionable roadmap, and establish a clear vision that sets the stage for a sustainable, prosperous, and secure future.
The SEW promise- Revealing the ESG Goals
The session will serve as a call to action, inviting stakeholders from various sectors to collaborate with SEW in advancing sustainable energy practices and achieving shared goals. Witness the culmination of the summit as SEW reveals its ESG commitments and goals. Discover how SEW plans to make a lasting impact in the energy and water sector, inspiring others to join the journey towards a sustainable and prosperous future. Together, we can create a world with sustainable and secure energy and water ecosystem.
We are Continuing Our Pledge to
Energy and Water
Together, we'll explore the importance of connecting sustainability goals with technology to pave the way for a carbon-free world and shape a sustainable future.