Monday 2 December 18:30 - 21:30

Lightsource BP
33 Holborn

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Energy Transition: New Reality & Adaptation Strategies for the Power Sector

Business & Professional

Join the GEF in this exciting Energy Transition event hosted by Lightsource BP which will be followed by a Christmas networking reception!


  • 18:30 -19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Panel Discussion
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Christmas Drinks Reception


The event will feature a very exciting and high profile panel of experts:

  • Vlassios Souflis - Director of International Business Development at Lightsource BP
  • Harry Boyd-Carpenter - Director, Head of Energy EMEA at EBRD
  • Virginia Murray - Head of the Greek Projects and Structured Finance Group at Watson, Farley & Williams
  • More speakers to be announced shortly



The aim of this event is to take the audience through a journey that will examine the progress that has been made so far, the gaps that remain in order for the market to be truly liberalised, and the vehicles that are going to be pivotal in achieving this goal. which will enable our energy industry to embark unhindered upon its transition jurney.

The Greek power market, initiated its liberalisation journey back in 1996, allowing for the introduction of power generation and distribution companies to enter the market. The liberalisation of the Greek power market has proved very much a work in progress as the market is still not operating in a fully liberalised way. This transition to an open market has mainly been driven by European regulation and has had its fair share of challenges. However, there is still a long way to go before the Greek power markets reach a status of liberalisation equivalent to that of their western European counterparts.​

The Energy Transition is very much a reality and the international energy players have already outlined their adaptation strategies to the new reality. Some have already started advancing in their plans for transforming their footprint and operations through investments in renewables and new low carbon technologies. It is also evident that liberalised markets are advancing at a faster pace as startups are picking up market share from the less agile incubents through the adaptation of a green profile and new disruptive technologies.

As such, issues that going to be covered will include:​

  • How is the Energy Transition affecting the Greek power sector?
  • What are the adaptation strategies of the Greek power market players?
  • What does liberalisation mean for the consumers, renewable developers and producers/distributors?​
  • How the establishment of the energy exchange will affect market participants?​
  • Barriers to entry, have they really been removed?​
  • Can we accelerate our move to a low carbon future and at the same time develop a competitive power hub in the South East Europe?​

The discussion and conclusions of this event will be registered, drafted into a white paper and communicated to the Greek Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons.​

The event will be followed by a networking Christmas Drinks reception, hosted by Lightsource BP.


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