Over the coming decades, digital technologies are set to make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable, and sustainable. But getting everything right will not be easy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently completed its first ever analysis to comprehensively depict how digitalization is reshaping the energy sector and to provide more clarity for decision makers on what digitalization means for the energy sector – http://www.iea.org/digital/.

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion with Dave Turk, IEA’s Acting Director for the Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate and Head of the Energy Division, who co-led this new IEA analysis and will present the report’s key findings. Following Mr. Turk's presentation, Patricia Culligan, Robert A.W. and Christine S. Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering and member of the Data Science Institute's Smart Cities Committee at Columbia University, joined him on a panel to engage in a discussion on the fascinating confluence of digital technologies and energy. CGEP Fellow and Senior Research Scholar, Jonathan Elkind moderated the conversation.