Strategy & Investment

Afternoon programme

Strategy & Investment

The conference programme on the main stage will be moderated by

Alexander Hauser

Managing Director

13:15 - 13:45 Fireside Chat

EED vs. German Energy Efficiency Act

Benjamin Brake

Head of Department, Digital and Data Policy
Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport

Robert Nuij

Deputy Head of Unit for Energy Efficiency, DG Energy
European Commision

Moderated by

Norbert Lemken

Head of Public Affairs
German Datacenter Association e.V.

13:45 - 14:30 Panel discussion

What's the future for Germany with the Energy Efficiency Act?

Michael Barth

Senior Corporate Counsel, Europe - Head of Legal, Germany

JP Feidner

Managing Director Germany

Volker Ludwig

Managing Director
Digital Realty Germany

Dr. Ron Lipka

Head of Unit for Energy Policy, Heat, Hydrogen and Efficiency
BMWK (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action)

Anna Naether

Government Affairs & Public Policy Manager

Konstantin Hartmann

Vice President Sales & Commercial
NTT Global Data Centers EMEA

Moderated by

Norbert Lemken

Head of Public Affairs
German Datacenter Association e.V.

14:30 - 14:50 Keynote

Contemporary Data Center Design - Why Data Centers deserve a sustainable design approach

Lars Nixdorff

Senior Team Leader
Drees & Sommer

14:50 - 15:30 Panel Discussion

Does a green facade make a Data Center green?

The DC industry is talking about green facades and photovoltaik. New designs needs to be innovative. This panel will discuss:

  • Sustainable design & construction
  • Innovation
  • How can Data Center effect their urban environment in a positive way

Radek Stolar

Director of Global Business Development & IT Strategy

Barry Sullivan

Global Projects Director

Amy Daniell

SVP Strategy & Development

Manfred Engelhardt

Director of Technology

Moderated by

Mathias Franke

Drees & Sommer

15:30 - 15:50 Keynote

Energy transition - where is Germany and how to achieve targets?

Mario Beck

Managing Director

15:50 - 16:10 Keynote

How Power Purchase Agreements support the Energy Transition

In 2020, only about 1 percent of the green power plant capacity in Europe was financed by Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). However, these long-term power purchase agreements are currently in vogue among companies, as they allow them to reduce CO2 emissions and at the same time buy electricity cheaply; by the early 2030s, the expansion of RE plants is expected to be almost entirely handled through power purchase agreements.

European and federal regulations and strict financial and sustainability reporting requirements are increasing the pressure on companies to purchase unsubsidised electricity from renewable sources.

This keynote deals with

  • the history of PPAs in Europe
  • Comparison of Physical / Virtual PPAs
  • Opportunities & hurdles in implementation / pricing
  • Prospects for growth

Markus Blüm

Managing Director
Green Mountain KMW Data Center GmbH

16:10 - 16:45 Panel discussion

FUTURE PROOF: How to secure green and reliable power in Germany

This panel will discuss:

  • Renewable energy / availability / energy crisis
  • Is hydrogen the future?
  • Energy pricing

Dr. Kathrin Ballerstein

Director Energy System Planning

Frank Miller

Head of Datacenter Zone DACH
Schneider Electric

Jens Müller

Country Manager Germany
Iron Mountain

Uwe Erlenwein

Head of Data Center Construction

Moderated by

Staffan Reveman


16:45 - 17:00 Keynote

Summary of the day

Alexander Hauser

Managing Director