The inevitable transition to the electric society, 3: Energy efficiency

Date: 2022-09-07

Time: 09:00 - 11:50

Address: Lilla Frescativägen 4A, 114 18 Stockholm, Sverige

Venue: Beijer Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Last date for registration: 2022-09-04 23:59

The Royal Swedish Academy organises a series of three seminars on the theme “The inevitable transition to the electric society”. As a common theme for large parts of Sweden’s energy and technology transformation, electricity appears as a general basis, both for energy production, energy storage, distribution and as fuel. The purpose of the planned seminars is to shed light on the various technologies and options for action that are available in the creation of the future energy system. Both technical, economic, environmental and social science aspects will be addressed, from a Swedish as well as an international perspective.

Each theme is divided into three sub-areas, and will be addressed at three different seminar occasions.

We plan to record and live-stream the seminars for those who cannot attend in person. You can watch it on our startpage, on

7 September: Energy efficiency


Welcome remarks

Lars Samuelson, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Power- and RF-electronics

Umesh Mishra, UC Santa Barbara, USA

Q/A with the speaker

Coffee break

Human-centric LED-lighting

Anya Hurlbert, Newcastle University, UK10:55Q/A with the speaker

Electrification of transports

Lars Stenqvist, Executive Vice President Volvo Group Trucks Technology, CTO Volvo Group, Sweden

Q/A with the speaker

Closing of the symposium followed by lunch

The symposium is organised by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, with financial support from The Wenner-Gren Foundations and The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).

The event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. Please state eventual food preferences or allergies in the registration form.

For the safety of all attendees, we expect that all participants in the symposium are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Contact: Peter Brandén, Program Coordinator