• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Per Christian Honningsvåg


Europe, Middle East and Africa Business Leader, Energy & Resources Industry

Per Christian Honningsvåg is the Energy & Resources Industry Business Leader for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Microsoft. As part of Microsoft's Worldwide Industry practice, Per Christian leads the energy business strategy and execution, across Oil & Gas, Mining, and Power & Utilities. His team partners strategically with energy companies to drive operational excellence, workforce transformation and to accelerate the energy transition and path to net zero. Prior to this role, Per Christian was the Global Strategy Director for Power & Utilities. Over the course of Per Christian's career, he has held roles in strategy, business and process development, finance and sales, in leading technology and industrial automation companies. He has worked closely with global organizations from startup companies to Fortune-listed corporations. Per Christian holds a Master of Science in Business and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering.

Sessions With Per Christian Honningsvåg

Thursday, 9 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 06:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 07:10 pm

    Powering the Future: Digital Solutions for a Resilient, Secure, and Low-Carbon Grid

    Power grid operations are increasingly challenging as the landscape becomes more complex from both the supply and demand side. Accelerating decarbonization of the energy systems, growing electrification of the energy demand and the entry of multiple, decentralized sources of generation raise issues to networks that are often obsolete and unprepared to accommodate this change. Grid reliability and resilience is however key to the functioning of the world’s economies, and emerging technology solutions have the potential to optimize and improve the operation of existing assets while power systems go through modernization. AI, edge computing and IoT are some of the new technologies with application to the electric grid. What progress has been made in the digitalization of grid operations? What challenges have been encountered in this process? What are the outstanding issues to be addressed as the grid quickly transforms itself?