Agenda: Thursday 29th November | All Sessions
Main Conference Day 1 | European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
Exhibition opens at 08:15  | Conference sessions held from 08:50 - 18:30
Strategic Decision-Making in the Development and Diversification of the
Power Production Portfolio | Case Study: Lietuvos Energija
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, Chairman of the Management Board, 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.
Speaker: Conor Cooney, Technology Manager for Emerging Technologies
                                                                                        ESB INNOVATION

Conor Cooney is the technology manager for emerging technologies in ESB
Innovation. In this role he manages ESB group interaction with various
emerging technologies. Conor joined ESB in 2008 and also has experience
in wind farm development and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. He
has a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Masters in
Sustainable Energy.
Enabling Further Efficiency and System Stability Gains for SMART Grids and
National and Regional Power Systems | Case Study: ESB Ireland
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.
29th 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   |  17:20 - 18:30
Discussion 2 |   T&D System Requirements for Managing 40-60% RES
Discussion 3 |   Storage Systems Deployment in Distribution & Retail  
              Market Applications
Discussion 4 |   Power Trading Developments, Systems, Markets & Volumes
Discussion 6 |   Demand Response Systems for Power Generators
Discussion 1 |   Power Utility Transformation & Digistisation
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18:30 | Sessions End
  • 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: Dominykas Tučkus, Generation & Services Director, Lietuvos Energija

Mr. Tuckus has served as Member of the Supervisory Board of  since December
21, 2015. Key responsibilities include leading negotiations with LNG suppliers,
establishing and managing key functional teams, managing relations with
stakeholders, engaging in the establishment of regulatory framework, and
raising capital for startup projects.
David sits on the Steering Committee of the Nominated Electricity Market
Operators (NEMO), which gathers the Power Exchanges licensed to
develop and operate market coupling in Europe
Foundations and Re-organization of the European Power Trading Market :
Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
30th November
Main Conference
Agenda |
Day 2
  • Integration of the European Power Market : What have we achieved so far
  • The “3D” impacts on the Single Power Market target
  • Will the recent and upcoming regulatory waves help to manage the current
    market trends?

Speaker: David Assaad, Head of European Market Integration & Coupling EPEX
 | David  has more than 10 years’ experience in the Power market industry
and now leads the European market integration business unit of EPEXSPOT.
MEA & India
Power Systems Forum
Rethinking the Approach to Power Utility Cyber-Security System Design and
Protocal | Case Study Examples of Security System Failures & Breaches
  • The new security needs of the new power operator
  • Keeping up with new threats - System life-cycle & upgrade
  • Frequent security problem areas and new approaches to manage them
  • Case study examples of threats and attacks
  • Adopting a collaborative approach to grid security

Speaker: Emil Gurevitch, Security Software Engineer, NES Corporation

Emil is an experienced information security expert passionaEmil Gurevitch is an
experienced information security expert passionate about building a smart grid
platform that meets tomorrow’s expectations of safe and resilient critical
infrastructure. He has deep technical knowledge in infiltrating mission-critical
systems and a strong background in conducting vulnerability research, exploit
development, and business oriented risk analyses.
Participation of Distributed Generation & Small Customers to Ancillary
Services | Case Study - the SmartNet Project
  • Schemes of interaction (extended centralised, local, etc.)and how to
    manage economic-technical priorities between the two levels improved TSO-
    DSO data exchange.
  • Power system in the 2030 RES-based scenario: new flexibility services,
    from energy to capacity? “synthetic inertia” from renewable resources?
  • Blockchain (distributed ledger technologies) permissioned-based system &
    “smart contracts” (are intermediaries close to their end?)
  • Schemes of interaction (extended centralised, local, etc.)and how to
    manage economic-technical priorities between the two levels improved TSO-
    DSO data exchange.
Speaker: Diana Moneta, Senior Researcher, RSE | RICERCA SUL SISTEMA
28th November
+ Extended DERMS
The Business Cases for Distributed Energy Management
Speaker:   Bud Vos, President & CEO, Enbala Power Networks
With over 15 years of energy industry experience, Bud Vos has in-depth
knowledge of and experience with providing high-value software solutions to
utilities. As president and CEO of Enbala, Bud is leading the company through the
next phase of its business as it continues to expand its distributed energy
resource management platform. Prior to joining Enbala, Bud served as the Chief
Operating Officer at Simple Energy until April 2014. In this role, Bud had primary
responsibility for sales and sales strategy as well as served critical functions
within various parts of the organization. Prior to joining the Simple Energy team,
Bud worked as the Senior Vice President of Utility Sales and the Chief
Technology Officer at Comverge, where he oversaw the company’s
technology architecture while working with their utility client base to
identify and deliver high value projects using smart grid technology.  
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.
Turning Smart Meter Data Into Actionable Intelligence
Speaker:  Miguel Gaspar Silva. Industry Director, EMEA Utilities Head, SAP

Miguel holds a degree in Engineering and an MBA. He has worked in the IT
Industry since 1993. Since his start at SAP in 1997, Miguel participated in
different implementation projects at key Utility Companies in Europe. Miguel
is, since 2005, Industry Director at the Industry Business Solutions Team in
SAP EMEA with responsibilities of Business Development across the entire
region of Europe Middle East, Africa. Since 2011 is the SAP lead for Utilities in
the EMEA region. In 2017 Miguel became the General Manager for the entire
Energy and Natural Resources sector in EMEA North with end to end
business responsibility of 4 industry sectors: Utilities, Oil&Gas, Chemicals
and Mills and Mining.  under the European Commission.
Miguel is an active contributor to different working groups in Europe that are shaping the future of
Utilities Industry, in particular to the ETP SmartGrids ( and to ESMIG –
European Smart Metering Industry Group ( where he drives focused initiatives.
Also invited speaker in many international conferences, in particular across Europe, Middle East
and Africa.
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
  • 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
New Technologies & Advances in Large Scale Storage Deployment
Current and Future Solutions & Applications
  • Best means to secure the grid: exploring new technologies
  • The important risks and limitations regarding storage solutions
  • The business case for storage solutions

Speaker: Timothee Hinchliffe, Project Manager, Energy Storage, EDF

Timothée Hinchliffe is project manager on energy storage economics at EDF
R&D. His main focus over the past five years has been the assessment of
energy storage needs through the use of modelling, and considering the
competition with other flexibility levers such as interconnections or demand
response. Timothée holds a Master’s in Electrical engineering from Supelec.
Discussion 5 |   Distributed Power Systems Development
09:30 - 10:00
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10:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 12:00
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12:30 - 13:00
14:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch in the Networking Lounge
Coffee Break & Refreshments in the Networking Lounge
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
15:50 - 16:20
Coffee Break & Refreshments in the Networking Lounge
16:20 - 16:50
16:50 - 17:20
15:50 - 16:20
16:20 - 16:50
16:50 - 17:20
09:00 - 09:30
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
28-30 November 2018 | Radisson Blu Amsterdam | Netherlands