Julien Pouget


Senior Vice President, Renewables

Julien Pouget, Senior VP Renewables since January 1, 2017. Julien joined TotalEnergies after two years of service as Senior Advisor to the President of France, François Hollande, first in charge of Industry, then Industry and Digital, and finally Economy, Industry and Digital, a role in which he was entrusted with the overhaul of the nuclear industry in France. Prior to this, Julien worked at Alstom Power (from 2008 to 2014) as Project Director on a part of the new EPR nuclear reactor at the Flamanville plant, before taking the Engineering lead for the heat exchangers product line. In 2011, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager for the nuclear activity in Asia, based in Wuhan. He then added to this role the responsibilities of Vice President of the heat exchangers product lines in France, Switzerland and China. From 2001 to 2008 Julien held various positions in the French civil service within the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, at the French Government Shareholding Agency. An École Polytechnique graduate, Julien is a chief engineer of the Corps des Mines engineering school.

Sessions With Julien Pouget

Thursday, 21 October

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (IST) / 21/oct/2021 06:00 am - 21/oct/2021 06:30 am

    Integrating Gas & Renewables


    The Government of India has the ambitious goal to install 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. With higher levels of renewable energy penetration that is inherently variable and intermittent, the need for thermal power generation plants will shift from "energy volume" or baseload to "energy option" or peaking resource. Among dispatchable thermal sources, gas offers a complete and versatile solution toward energy transition and power system flexibility. Globally, the role of gas is more notable in markets with high renewable penetration. How can gas and renewables play a complimentary role in fast-forwarding the energy transition of India’s power sector? With abundant and cost competitive coal supplies in India, can imported LNG compete in the power sector? How will the power sector ensure transformation of markets that allow for must-run status and zero renewable power curtailment? How can policies and regulations assess, analyze, and incorporate low-emissions factor of gas and renewable integration in the power mix? How can renewable and gas-based power industries be incentivized to support the case for clean and reliable power?