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Energy and Transformer Days 2024

April 23 - 24, 2024 | Rome, Italy

Tuesday, 23.04.2024, 09:00 - Wednesday, 24.04.2024, 16:30 CEST
Rome, Italy
SPAZIO NOVECENTO, Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 26b, 00144 Roma RM

Co-Creating the path to NetZero

We're excited to meet you in person once again!

Over the centuries, few empires have enchanted history with the magnificence and grandeur of the Roman Empire. A golden era where mastery in construction, determination in pursuing greatness, and the connection of cities through an intricate network of roads shaped the destiny of a civilization.

The iconic expression "All roads lead to Rome" is the linguistic monument of that era. Over 400,000 km of roads, like vital arteries, connected every corner of the empire to its imposing capital. This network not only ensured unprecedented access to knowledge and resources but also symbolized the unity of a people that extended beyond geographical barriers.

Today, Hitachi Energy's contribution to the energy transition, together with partners and customers, is comparable to that glorious period. As over the years, together, we have woven a global energy network, connecting cities, places, and, above all, people. A strong and reliable bond that reflects the ancient Roman idea of convergence towards a common point.

We are excited to host you to the 18th edition of Energy & Transformers Days in Rome, where we celebrate not only technological innovation but also the strength of human connections.

This is not just an event; it is an emotional experience that commits us to co-create a sustainable future for all.


Main Themes


day 1
Tuesday 23 April
09:00 – 09:30
Registration | Entering the venue
9:30 - 9:50
Inaugural Session: Cocreating the Path to NetZero
Maxine Ghavi
Executive Vice President, Head of Europe, Hitachi Energy
Flavio Villa
Managing Director Italy, Hitachi Energy
9:50 - 10:15
Opening Remarks: Enabling a sustainable energy future
Bruno Melles
Executive Vice President, Managing Director Transformers Business, Hitachi Energy
10:15 - 11:00
Voice from the industry : Terna S.p.a. - Rete Elettrica Nazionale
Simone Sacco
Head of Power Transformer Technology Terna Rete Italia S.p.A.
Andrea Valant
Head of Substation, Transformer and Civil works Terna Rete Italia S.p.A
11:00 - 11:45
Coffee Break | Exhibition Area: Tech Lectures on Sustainability
In the exhbition area two 15-mins lectures will be hold by Hitachi Energy experts
Tech Lecture — Navid Mahdizadeh
Sustainable solutions: EconiQ™ Eco-efficient high voltage portfolio
Tech Lecture — Ghazi Kablouti
Scientific approach to Sustainable transformers
11:45 - 12:30
Voice of the industry: CIP - Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Javier Prados
Director for Government Affairs & Communication, Legal for Iberia, Copenhagen Infrastructure Service Co.
12:30 - 13:00
Innovation enabling NetZero
Adrian Timbus
Head of Portfolio and Market Strategy Hitachi Energy
13:00 - 13:45
Lunch Break
13:45 - 14:15
TrafoStar: 30+ years at the edge of Transformers technology
Lorenzo Prieto
Head of Technology, Transformers Business, Hitachi Energy
14:15 - 14:45
TrafoStar Ceremony
Celebrating the landmark milestone
14:45 - 15:30
Coffee Break | Exhibition Area: Tech Lectures on Innovation and Collaboration
Tech Lecture — Carlos Martin
OceaniQ: Enabling compact substations and Offshore floating wind 
Alberto Prieto
Tech Lecture — Alberto Prieto
Battery Storage (BESS) and Hybrid Solutions
15:30 - 16:15
Roundtable | Collaboration with Channel Partners
Fadila Azdia
Global Channel Manager, Transformers Business, Hitachi Energy
Tanguy Griffon
Ajay Vij
Senol Telli
Vekmar Elektrik
David Ricardo Ospina Lozano
Dielco SAS
16:15 - 16:30
Closing Day 1
Gala Dinner at Acquario Romano
18:30 Buses Pick-up from HOTEL HILTON LA LAMA
day 2
Wednesday 24 April
8:30 - 9:00
Registration | Entering the venue
Please bring the badge from DAY 1
9:00 - 9:20
Pioneering Sustainable Solutions
Matthias Reinhold
Europe Hub Manager, High Voltage Products, Hitachi Energy
Keynote: Data Center electrification
Emmanuel Becker
Italian Datacenter Association, Equinix 
9:55 - 10:20
Keynote: Data Center grid connections
Neal Kalita
NTT Global Data Centers 
10:25 - 11:00
Coffee Break | Exhibition Area: Tech Lectures on Digitalization
Tech Lecture — Lars Draws
IdentiQ: Digital twin for sustainable, flexible and secure power grids
Tech Lecture — Flavio Tarallo
TXpert Ecosystem: Digitalize every transformer
11:00 - 11:25
Keynote: Future fuels to power our world
Francesco Beraldi
Arcadia e-fuels
11:30 - 11:55
Keynote: Fusion energy is closer than you think, are we ready?
Ed Moses
Longview Fusion Energy Systems
12:00 - 12:45
Lunch Break
12:45 - 13:30
Panel Innovation & Collaboration: Evolving grid needs new solutions & business models
Armand Pineda 
Head of Marketing & Sales, Grid Integration Business, Hitachi Energy
Yvonne Tiedemann
 TenneT TSO GmbH
Giuseppe Petrelli 
Head of Marketing & Sales, Transformers Business, Hitachi Energy
Halvor Hoen Hersleth
13:35 - 14:20
Panel Sustainability: Towards a sustainable grid - Transparency across the life cycle
Andrea Valant
Head of Substation, Transformer and Civil works Terna Rete Italia S.p.A
Namita Asnani
Global Sustainability Manager, Transformers Business, Hitachi Energy
Christian Ohler 
GIS Product Group Manager, High Voltage Products, Hitachi Energy
Yiri Massop
14:20 - 14:45
Coffee Break | Exhibition Area: Tech Lectures on Service
In the exhbition area two 15-mins lectures will be hold by Hitachi Energy experts
Tech Lecture — Herb Rogers
Service made easy: Encompass Service agreements
Tech Lecture — Sachin Tyagi
Advancing circularity in transformers: Life extension services and Trafo site repairs
14:45 - 15:30
Panel Service: A partnership journey across the lifecycle of your assets
Helmut Bockshammer
Global Product Manager, Transformers Component & Service, Hitachi Energy
Nicola Dattoli
Daunia Wind
Herb Rogers 
Global Service Marketing & Sales Manager, Hitachi Energy
Fabbri Alessandro
Areti SpA
15:35 - 16:20
Panel Digitalization: Digital made Real
Martin Zürcher
Global Application Leader Digital, Hitachi Energy
Andrew Collier
Digital Lead, Transformers Business, Hitachi Energy
Damien Buie 
Amazon Web Services
Shawn Juister 
Head of Global Sales, Enterprise Software, Grid Automation Business, Hitachi Energy
16:20 - 16:30
Closing Session


​Energy & Transformers days has been held for 18 years in different cities around the world and this year will be in Rome, Italy.

​The conference will be hosted in the location Spazio Novecento on the 23rd and 24th April 2024.

​The two action-packed days will feature insightful keynote & panel discussions, technical knowledge sessions and a showcase of our innovative solutions, enabling a sustainable energy future for all.

​The first day will be concluded with gala dinner in an astonishing location: Acquario Romano.



Ana Basurte

Global Marketing Operations & Customer Engagement | Transformers Business

Francesca Pangrazi

Global Content & Creative Marketing Manager

Transformers Business 

Miguel Oliva

Global Marketing and Communications Manager