The IEF was pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Belgian Federal Public Service for Economy, SME’s, Self-Employed and Energy in hosting a Belgian Energy Day at IEF headquarters on the theme of “Joining Forces to a Attain a Sustainable Energy Future”.
The Belgian delegation was led by Mr Jean-Marc Delporte, President of the Belgian Federal Public Service for Economy. Following the theme of the day the assembled audience of diplomats and businessmen had the opportunity to learn more about Belgian views on energy policy, at both domestic and international levels from Ms Nancy Mahieu, Acting Director General, Directorate-General for Energy. Pieter-Jan Provoost, Director of the Carbon Energy Club presented the work of the Carbon Energy Club and its innovative efforts to harness the collective knowledge of companies to advance energy-related technologies and develop new markets. Markus Berger, a member of the Executive Committee of Elia (the operator of the Belgian transmission system) gave a comprehensive overview of the benefits of and potential for inter-connected power systems.