Frauke Thies

Executive Director, smartEn Smart Energy Europe

Since September 2015, Frauke is Executive Director of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition SEDC. The SEDC is the European industry association dedicated to making the demand side a smart and interactive part of the energy value chain.

Frauke has been actively involved in European energy policy matters in Brussels since 2005, where she held different positions at Greenpeace and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, SolarPower Europe. She also worked on secondments in Washington, D.C. and in New Delhi, India.

Frauke holds a Master degree in Environmental Sciences from Leuphana Universty, Germany, and is currently concluding an Executive MBA at Vlerick Business School, Belgium.

My Sessions

Smart sectoral integration – a solar agenda?

Room to be confirmed

The digitalization and renewable-based electrification of key sectors of the economy (buildings, transport, power) can accelerate the energy transition, facilitate the integration of solar into the system and unlock new business models for flexibility, and consumer services. What should the priorities be and how can this “smart sectoral integration” be achieved at the least cost […]