Workshop Challenges and opportunities of AI in the energy sector



 In the energy sector, artificial intelligence is a differential vector due to its analytical capabilities. Machine Learning is already used for customer segmentation, price forecasting, fraud detection or maintenance and predictive operations. In this conference we will approach artificial intelligence solutions within the digital transformation process of the energy sector and we will analyze its impact on technologies/assets, processes and people through different success stories. 

General objective

To present Companies and Administrations how artificial intelligence technologies can help solve the great opportunities/challenges facing the energy sector: energy efficiency, distributed generation, integration of renewable energies, promotion of the circular economy, improvement of transparency, traceability and safety of operations or the development of a more sustainable transport. 

Addressed to

 To managers and middle managers, technical, innovation or service managers of Companies and Administrations of the entire value chain of the energy sector (generation, transport, distribution and commercialization).


09:45 - 10:00 Attendees reception

10:00 - 10:05: Welcome. Agustín Zubillaga, Bilbao Headquarters Director, Vicomtech

10:05 - 10:10: Opening. Mª Jesús del Blanco, Manager of Strategic Sectors, Bilbao Ekintza

10:10 - 10:20: The energy sector in the Basque Country. Iñigo Ansola, Director of the Basque Energy Entity, EVE.

10:20 - 10:40: Energy transition and decarbonisation of the economy: current status and prospects. Jorge Fernández, Energy Lab and Environment Coordinator, Orkestra

10:40 - 11:00: The role of Artificial Intelligence in the energy sector. Marco Quartulli, Director of Data Intelligence for Energy and Industrial Processes, Vicomtech.

11:00 - 11:30: Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:20: Round Table I. The impact of AI in the energy sector.

  • Itziar Landa, Digitalisation Manager, Petronor.
  • Luis Conde, Head of Digitalization and Efficiency at i-DE Iberdrola group
  • Txetxu Arzuaga, Technology Manager, IBIL
  • Juan Goicolea, Senior Researcher and Manager of the Energy Group, Vicomtech.

Moderator: Koldo Orrantia, Manager of Energy Market, Vicomtech.

12:20 - 13:10: Round Table II. AI-based Innovation Opportunities for SMEs in the energy sector.

  • Eder Martín, Sattins Business Developer
  • Jesús Garduño, General Director, Aiara Solutions
  • Eduardo Olano, General Director, Balantia
  • Marco Quartulli, Director of Data Intelligence for Energy and Industrial Processes, Vicomtech

Moderator: Begoña Molinete, Project Manager, Cluster Energía Association (ACE)

13:10 - 13:30: Financing opportunities for projects in the energy sector. Xavier Gómez, Digital Leader Spain, FI - GROUP.

13:30 - 13:50: Conclusions. Igor García Olaizola, Director of Industry Division, Vicomtech.

13:50 - 14:00: Closing. Agustín Zubillaga, Bilbao Headquarters Director, Vicomtech.

14:00 - 15:00: Lunch and Networking


Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa,
Paseo Mikeletegi 57,
20009 Donostia / San Sebastián (Spain)

+(34) 943 309 230

Zorrotzaurreko Erribera 2, Deusto,
48014 Bilbao (Spain)

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