European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
27-29th November 2017 | Sofitel Hotel | Vienna | Austria
Agenda: Tuesday 28th November | All Sessions
Main Conference Day 1 | European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
27th November
New Power
Technologies &
Financing Forum
+ Extended DERMS
Exhibition opens at 08:15  | Conference sessions held from 09:00 - 18:30
Strategic Decision-Making in the Development and Diversification of the
Power Production Portfolio | Case Study: Lietuvos Energija
  • Moving away from the dependence of Gas to Power.
  • Choosing wind energy as one of the development directions.
  • Current and future opportunities to acquisitions of existing wind power.
    parks outside Lithuania (BaltCap).

Speaker: Dr. Dalius Misiūnas, CEO, Lietuvos Energija

Dr. Dalius Misiūnas is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Lietuvos Energija,
Lithuanian national energy group, one of the largest energy companies in the
Baltic States. Dr. Dalius Misiūnas is a member of the Board of Directors at
EURELECTRIC and the President of the NLEA (National energy association of
Lithuania). Dalius has a PhD in engineering from Lund University in Sweden.
Power Asset Management and Strategy: Responding to the Challenges
Created By Current Hydrocarbon and Electricity Price Dynamics
  • Maintaining competitiveness in the power market.
  • Wholesale market issues.
  • Targets and new business plans in this low oil price economy.
  • The new parameters and projections for the future of the energy sector
    with the current tendencies in oil prices (e.g. Estonia/ Europe).

Speaker: Hando Sutter, CEO, Eesti Energia

Prior to joining Enefit, Mr. Sutter served for four years as the Regional Market
Manager of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia for Nord Pool Spot, the largest
electricity exchange in the Nordic region. He has also served as a consultant in
the energy, investment and entertainment fields. He holds a degree in
mechanical engineering from the Tallinn University of Technology and in
business administration from the Estonian Business School.
Transition from Traditional Business Model of Power Generation to
Incorporating Virtual Power-Plant Capacity | Case Study: Verbund
  • Expanding a network of “virtual power plants” purchasing energy from
    own generator homes and business driven by renewables, solar, wind,
    biomass and hydro plants
  • Leverage costs and relationships with clients by cross-selling other
    energy services
  • Partnering with software companies to power new virtual offerings
  • Integrating supply with clients

Speaker: Wolfgang Pell, Managing Director, VERBUND Solutions
DSOs Transition to Real Time System Operation with Distributed Resources
  • Enabling the transition from passive to active networks and clients:
    Overcoming the challenges for the distribution grids
  • DSO evolution and contribution to the increasing complexity of the
    electricity system
  • Implementing Active Network Management solutions: approaches and
    current projects

Speaker: Raphael Rinaldi, Head of EU/Transnational subsidized programs,
Network Development, Global Infrastructures & Networks,

With more than 10 years experience in the electricity sector, Raphael Rinaldi is
currently involved in several European-scale Smart Grids projects and initiatives
in this field.
Utilising Energy Storage as the 4th Element of the Future Energy System
  • Allowing ES to compete on an equal basis with other providers by reducing
    and/or eliminating unwarranted fees and taxes
  • Create a definition of electricity ES  in the EU regulatory framework
  • Reduce technical barriers & unjustified over specifications so that ES can
    compete on an equal basis
  • Including ES within capacity markets and permitting ES into long-term
  • Recognising ES on a par with Generation, Distribution/Transmission and

  Speaker: Thierry Le Boucher, Executive Vice President, EDF R&D
Balancing Europe's National, Regional and EU-Wide Power System
Throughout the Entire Value Chain | From Power Generators, Distributed
Resources, TSOs, DSOs and Prosumers
  • Utilising new elements, methods & technologies to balance the electricity
  • Using EVs as a balancing mechanism: Case study – the Netherlands
  • Potential role of blockchain technology as a congestion management tool

Speaker: Jan Vorrink, Manager National Control Center, TenneT TSO BV
Jan is the manager of the National Control Centre of TenneT TSO BV
which is the Dutch Transmission System Operator. Mr. Vorrink
graduated with a Master in Business Administration and is an Engineer.
The activities of his department include the operational Planning processes, Real time processes
and the settlement processes.
Speaker: Kaspar Kaarlep, Chief Technology Officer, Elektrilevi

Kaspar Kaarlep holds a M.Sc in Engineering Physics from Tallinn University
of Technology where he worked on applied mechanics for biorobotic
systems. For the past 4 years Kaspar has been driving the digital grid
transformation process in Elektrilevi, Estonia's largest DSO. The Digital
Network Technology department is an interdisciplinary energy systems
engineering and operations workshop. As Head of Department, Kaspar is
responsible for Elektrilevi's Smart Grid development vision, execution
methodology, technical architectures and cybersecurity. The operations side
of the department handles Smart Meter operations, OT support systems and
IT outsourcing coordination.
Current European Electricity Retail Market Design and Divergence | National
& Regional Market Comparison, Trends & Convergence Possibilities
  • Northern European vs Southern European domestic retails market
    comparative analysis
  • Areas where retail market innovation taking place
  • Future prospects for spot pricing for retail markets

Speaker: Julia Boucinha, Head of Planning, EDP Servio Universal S.A.
Júlia Boucinha is currently the Head of the Planning Department in the
Portuguese electricity regulated supplier (EDP Serviço Universal), one of the
company’s integrated into EDP group. After a long experience in studies on
energy demand and also on efficiency and productivity analysis, she is recently
concentrating on the evaluation of energy efficiency. Júlia has also worked in
the Portuguese Electricity Regulator, where she was involved in the preparation
of the first Tariff Code, establishing allowed revenues and electricity tariffs for
the different regulated activities. Júlia has a degree in economics, from
Loughborough University in the UK.
Enabling Power Utilities to Succeed in the Emerging Energy Value Eco-system  
- Synchronizing Business and Engineering Operations
Regional and European Integration of RES and Market Design
Speaker:  Paul Giesbertz, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Statkraft

As Vice President Regulatory Affairs Paul is responsible for regulatory affairs
in continental Europe with a focus on EU and German developments. Main
topics are market design, EU Network Codes, cross-border trade and
inter-connectors. Before that, he worked as deputy manager for the Dutch
energy regulatory office where he was responsible for wholesale power
market issues like market design, European market integration, impact of
market power and reliability of supply.
Improving Demand Response and Demand Side Fexibility & How
Aggregators Will Shape the Changing the Landscape for Ancillary Services
  • Delivering dynamic demand side flexibility through incentives from ancillary
    services and wholesale energy trading markets.
  • Green solutions to balancing energy and shaving off the peaks in  demand.
  • Utilising anaerobic digestion to help balance an energy system in
    response to signals from the wholesale energy trading market.
  • Examples of market offerings from Dong Energy - Integrated solutions,
    reducing cost and risk, and improving customer sustainability and investing
    in the installation of new assets
As a specialist in the Nordic, UK and German electricity wholesale and Ancillary Services markets
Thomas is responsible for the regulatory management of DONG Energy’s flexibility business
through strategic development, regulatory impact assessment, as well as business processes
and solution design. Projects include Smart Energy, Demand Response and flexibility.
Speaker:  Thomas Kudela, Senior Energy System Architect Power Hub
Dong Energy
Speaker: Denis O’ Leary, Head of Energy Technologies, ESB INNOVATION

Denis O'Leary, Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESB Denis O Leary
graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from University College Cork
in 1980 and joined ESB later that year. He has held a number of senior roles in
the Company since then, including Head of Network Operations and Head of
Asset Management and Regulation. He has now taken up the role as Head of
Smart Energy Technologies, ESB Innovation, with responsibility for Smart Energy
Technologies and Smart Grid Developments. Denis is also a member of
Eurelectric Smart Grid's Committee, and has spoken previously at a member of
EPRI 's Smart Grid Council in the US
Enabling Further Efficiency and System Stability Gains for SMART Grids and
National and Regional Power Systems | Case Study: ESB Ireland
Speaker: Oleg, Zakataev, Managing Director, RAO Nordic Oy

RAO Nordic Oy operates as an energy trading company in the Nordic countries.
It engages in trading physical electricity and financial energy derivatives. The
company's cross-border trading activities include the power purchase from
production assets and power markets in neighboring countries. It also
develops structured product trading. The company was founded in 2002 and is
based in Helsinki, Finland. RAO Nordic Oy operates as a subsidiary of Public
Joint Stock Company Inter RAO UES.
Enabling Asset-Backed Physical and Financial Trading of Electricity,
Proprietary Trading, Origination and Asset Management on RES Assets
  • Pilots of Multi use concepts for batteries to improve efficiancy
  • The Urban Chance of the Energy System: PV/Battery and e-mob solutions
    for apartment buildings
  • Managing high local load peaks caused by e-mobility:  public and private
    parking decks and the “public street with 5 Teslas”: Load management,
    battery boasters, new transformation stations.
New System Services on Distribution Grid Level Using Batteries & Other New
Technonolgies Enabling Increasing Flexibility | Case Studies & Updates
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Conreder, Head of Business Development - Energy
Speaker: Brian Evans-Mongeon, CEO, Utility Services (USA)

Brian Evans-Mongeon has over twenty-five years of experience in the electrical
utility business working for both Green Mountain Power corporation as a power
operations & administration manager and Vermont Public Power supply authority
as a marketing services manager. As the president and CEO of Utility Services, he
is responsible for oversight of constituent’s ERO compliance and monitoring, ISO
& NEPOOL markets, and renewable energy trading and associated activities.  
Brian has an associate degree in electric/electronic technology from Vermont
Technical College and a B.S. in business administration from the University of
Key Developments in US Power Markets | RES System Shutdowns, New
Development Projects and Off Grid Development Trends
Utility Services
  • How to organize the interaction between TSO and DSO in order to allow an
    efficient provision of ancillary services from distribution
  • How this can be framed into the EU regulatory framework
  • The kind of market architecture that will best fit
  • Guaranteeing efficient monitoring and control through of the grid through
    specific ICT architectures
Ancillary Services from Distribution Grids: Case Study - the SmartNet Project
Speaker: Dr. Gianluigi Migliavacca, Energy System Development Department,
Engaging in Europe's Evermore Flexible Energy Markets | The New Entrants
and the Emerging Market Rules and Systems
Speaker: Michele Governatori, Institutional & Regulation Affairs Director, Axpo
Italia SpA

Axpo Italia SpA sells and trades energy products and derivatives. It supplies
electric power that is produced from hydro, wind, solar, and biomass sources;
and natural gas. The company also provides portfolio management related to the
power purchase and sale; and emission trading services to small medium
enterprises, power producers, and condominiums. It serves power, energy mix
disclosure, gas, REMIT data publication, energy monthly report, allowance, and
project markets.
Nuclear & Coal Policies, Renewable Objectives, Development of Storage
Technologies & Interconnectors | Which Technology will be at Margin
Speaker: Pierre Buisson, Research Manager, Genscape

Pierre Buisson, Research Manager for the EPSI Platform at Genscape, has more
than nine years’ experience in mid-to-long term power market modelling. Pierre
is in charge of all the data research activities for the EPSI Platform. Expert in EU
Power Markets, he has also taken an active part in the expansion of the EPSI
Platform to Japan, Mexico and the US.
Prior to joining the EPSI team, Pierre was manager of the Global Energy
Forecasting department in a renowned consulting company where he
worked on a number of modelling and forecasting assignments
including developing supply and demand energy scenarios.
Practical Approach to TSO Implementation Codes: Assessment & Predictions
Speaker: Sebastian Ziegler, Market and Process Development Energy
50Hertz Transmission GMBH

Sebastian has been working in the energy sector for more than 10 years. During
the last 5 years he has actively participated in the development of the balancing
markets for 50Hertz. As vice-convener of the working group Ancillary Services of
ENTSO-E as well as member of the drafting team of the Network Code on
28th November
Main Conference
Agenda |
Day 1
& Round Table
"The event gives a great
overview of the challenges
being faced by the utilities
industry today together
with a snapshot of the
technical solutions
currently available and
under development."
Kenneth Engblom
Marketing Director, Wärtsilä

"An exceptional summit.
Very good speakers that
completely satisfied what I
wanted to hear about.
Excellent job by the EPG
management team."
Dr. George Papaioannou,
ADMIE S.A (Greek T.S.O)

"Extremely informative and
insightful regarding the
most recent power market
developments and
preparing for the
challenges ahead - All
excellent speakers and
presentations, thank you!"
Dragana Popovic,
Production Planning

"Attending Power Europe I
get important additional
insights regarding the
future developments
occurring in the European
Energy Market."
Sabrina van de Kerk,
Structured Finance - Power &
. ING Bank NV

"Extremely useful to be
informed of the current
situation in European
energy markets, the return
on capital investments,
electricity pricing structure
and market design."
Alexey Gruber, Head of
Financial Planning,
NP Market Council

"Great presentations,
excellent programme,
interesting attendees and
perfect organisation - a
networking MUST! "
Andreas Frömmel, VP -
Commercial & Business
Energy Solutions

" An excellent conference,
very informative and
extremely well organised. "
Dr. William Kyte
Former Senior Advisor
Limited to a maximum of 10 participants per discussion, the end-of-day private round table
discussion groups provide participants with an excellent networking opportunity. Participants
pre-register their seat to come together over a specific issue and speak openly and frankly on
issues and challenges with their peers and leading specialists offering a valuable opportunity
for focussed and extended exchange of knowledge, ideas and solutions. Light refreshments
and canapes are also served during the discussions
End-of-Day Private Round Table Discussions   |  17:30 - 18:30
Discussion 2 |   Power Utility Transformation & Digistisation
Discussion 3 |   Trading Developments, Systems, Markets & Volumes
Discussion 4 |   T&D System Requirements for Managing 40-60% RES
Discussion 5 |   EV Infractructure Development & Power System Integration
Discussion 6 |   Blockchain Utilisation Within Distributed Power Systems
Discussion 7 |   Security System Design Within Smart Grid Architecture
Discussion 9 |   EU Regulatory Developments & Risk Management
Discussion 1 |   CEO/MD & Power Europe Executive Advisory Panel
Discussion 10 |   Demand Response Systems for Power Generators
Discussion 8 |   Storage Systems & Distribution & Retail Market Applications
Discussion 11 |   Middle East & Africa Power System Design & Development
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18:30 | Conference Sessions End | Networking Drinks in the Exhibition Area
29th November
Main Conference
Agenda |
Day 2
MEA & India
Power Systems Forum
Electricity Balancing he is also involved in the European market
development. Next to balancing Sebastian is also involved in
international congestion management initiatives (e.g. TSC).