June, 13 2024

Energy Lunch #63: Power grids in the focus of the energy transition

  • Event
by Oxana Schmidt

June, 13 2024


12:00 - 15:45


Folklore Museum, Paulustorgasse 13a, 8010 Graz and via Livestream


The event is taking place on bahalf of the state of Styria.


The participation is free of charge.

Achieving climate neutrality by 2040 requires comprehensive renewable electrification of the industrial, space heating and transport sectors. According to a study by Österreichs Energie, this will lead to a doubling of electricity demand and a tripling of installed capacity. In view of these figures, a massive expansion of the grid infrastructure is urgently needed to ensure the absorption and distribution of this renewable energy. In addition, a well-developed electricity grid makes it possible to make the best possible use of international electricity trade, for example by importing low-cost wind power from other regions.

The event addresses the challenges of power grids from the perspective of the energy transition. The speakers will take an in-depth look at both transmission grids and distribution grids.

After the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to discuss current issues with the speakers in a panel discussion.

Download Invitation & Program (In German)

Our NEFI experts are looking forward to exciting discussions and a lively exchange.



Networking buffet on site


Introduction / Open News (Start of the Livestream)



  • The impact of the energy transition on the European transmission grid
    Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dl Dr. Herwig Renner
    Graz University of Technology
  • Successful energy transition needs strong grids
    DI Dr. Franz Strempfl
    Energienetze Steiermark GmbH
  • PV in the regional distribution grid and insight into electricity marketing
    Paul Kiendler, BA
    Kiendler GmbH

Panel discussion

with the speakers


End of the event

with coffee and cake

To the Registration

Please register by June 7th, 2024 under this link.
Your participation is free of charge!