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The smart energy industry has tremendous potential to change the way we see energy systems of the future. Harnessing potential from key industry players and coupling innovative solutions with the needs of the market in order to achieve a more sustainable and clean energy solution, will surely forge a brighter future for all. 

Prioritizing clean energy and energy efficiency will need to go hand in hand with revolutionising the grid and embracing innovation from new entrants to the market.

Technological progress is certainly helping to combat the aging infrastructure and although we are seeing many organisations and consumers alike, making energy efficiency a priority, there is a lot more we can achieve.

The traditional utility business model needs to be adjusted to fit the more demanding consumer, and workable solutions to supply sustainable energy, need to be prioritized. The utility must continue to invest in innovation and master the challenges and opportunities of Big Data, IoT and novel storage solutions. There are a myriad of ways in which we revolutionise the industry but it seems that opening the doors to better communication and learning from tested advancements is key. 

European Utility Week will not promise you all the solutions to every query but it is certainly the perfect platform to entertain the discussion. On 3-5 November over 10,000 smart energy professionals from around the world convene for 3 days in Vienna to share insights on how the energy sector can move forward, what new innovations are needed to maintain the utility as the central hub in the sector and what is the role of the policy maker and new market entrant in establishing a cleaner future. 

With two programmes - the Strategic Conference Programme and the free to attend Hub Sessions on the exhibition floor - as well as a multitude of new exhibition features, the event is a dynamic environment for the smart energy community to come together and thrash out which strategies will be the most effective or most affordable in the future.

We welcome you to join the discussion and help transform your industry for the best. 

Paddy Young
Show Director, European Utility Week

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