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Speakers -  The State of the Union



Frauke Thies

Frauke Thies is Executive Director of smartEn, the European business association for digital and decentralised energy solutions (formerly SEDC). By taking an integrated perspective on the interaction of demand and supply, smartEN engages in promoting system efficiency, encourage innovation and diversity, empower energy consumers and drive the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Before joining smartEn in September 2015, Thies held different positions at Greenpeace EU and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association SolarPower Europe. She also worked on secondments in Washington, D.C. and in New Delhi, India.