Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference


Thursday, 7 April 2022


Stadthalle, Pollheimerstraße 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

and online


English, German

What is it all about?

  • More decarbonisation, better business: "Twin Transition"
  • Innovation

Energy efficiency - full speed ahead!

Find out more!

Conference Fees

  • 20 Euro (on-site and online) for the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference (7 April)
  • 70 Euro (on-site and online) for all WSED conferences (5 - 8 April)

All fees include an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.


7 April

14.00 Driving the industrial energy transition

A step change in the industrial energy transition is a key factor both for economic competitiveness and the overall energy transition. Sustainable energy solutions support industrial companies in doing "better business" instead of "business as usual". The session focuses on key developments in this sector.

  • Making the transformation of industrial regions happen
    Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute, Germany
  • The role of hydrogen in industry's transition
    Robert Szolak, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany
  • Accelerating the industrial energy transition
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • Climate neutral industrial processes: technology solutions
    Àngels Orduña Cao, A.SPIRE, Belgium

16.00 Energy flexibility for a clean and digital transformation

Increasing energy flexibility, digitalisation and innovations in storage technologies offer interesting new solutions for industry. They enable companies' participation in energy markets, support their decarbonisation ambitions and impact positively their overall competitiveness. We show how!

  • Digitalisation as a booster for energy flexible factories
    Alexander Sauer, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher Award
  • Flexible energy markets – what is in it for industry?
    Alfons Haber, e-control, Austria
  • Industrial Microgrids: an innovative energy exchange platform
    Gerald Steinmaurer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • The industrial energy transition needs storage solutions
    Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

17.00 Striving for climate neutrality: examples worth replicating

Ever more companies are tackling their energy transition full on with motivation and innovative solutions! Hear about success stories and best practice examples worth replicating.

  • The "Future Energy Plant" at Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf
    Günter Leitgeb, Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf, Austria
  • Biomass and heat pumps – examples for process heat
    Thomas Führer, STIWA / Markus Brychta, Peneder Gruppe, Austria

18.00 Conference end

19.00 Evening programme

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