|European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
27-29th November 2017 | Sofitel Hotel | Vienna | Austria
Agenda: European Power Distribution (T&D) Sessions | 27th-29th November
|European Power Strategy & Systems Summit | EPD Sessions
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
- Implementing Active Network Management solutions: approaches and
Speaker: Raphael Rinaldi, Head of EU/Transnational subsidized programs,
Network Development, Global Infrastructures & Networks, ENEL
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.
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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,
RSE | RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO SPA
|"The event gives a great
overview of the challenges
being faced by the utilities
industry today together
with a snapshot of the
currently available and
Marketing Director, Wärtsilä
"An exceptional summit.
Very good speakers that
completely satisfied what I
wanted to hear about.
Excellent job by the EPG
Dr. George Papaioannou,
ADMIE S.A (Greek T.S.O)
"Extremely informative and
insightful regarding the
most recent power market
preparing for the
challenges ahead - All
excellent speakers and
presentations, thank you!"
"Attending Power Europe I
get important additional
insights regarding the
occurring in the European
Sabrina van de Kerk,
Structured Finance - Power &
Renewables. 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
NP Market Council
interesting attendees and
perfect organisation - a
networking MUST! "
Andreas Frömmel, VP -
Commercial & Business
" An excellent conference,
very informative and
extremely well organised. "
Dr. William Kyte
Former Senior Advisor
E.ON & EURELECTRIC
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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Global Case Studies | New Methods and Technologies Enabling Increasing
RES Contribution to Major Regional Power Systems and Networks
Speaker: Dr. Santiago Galbete, Grid Generation Department Leader, Acciona
During the last 12 years Santiago Galbete has shared his time between
construction of Wind farms (South Korea, Australia, India, Germany, USA,
Canada) at Acciona Energy and academic activities. As Spanish Electric System
is strongly supported by Renewables sources (50% of the Power installed is
renewable), Santiago Galbete went further and developed his Phd Study under
the title: Viability of a 100% Renewable electric supply for Spain.
New Approaches and Innovation to Manage Power Transition Challenges
- Review of 2017/2017 critical grid situations
- Utilising blockchain technology as a potential congestion management tool
- Examining spot pricing for European retails markets
- Future assignment of roles and responsibilities on distributed power systems
- Tipping point for RES and PV - implications for generators and the power market value chain
Open Keynote Discussion Led by the Power Europe Executive Advisory Board:
Balancing the 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.
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
Technology, 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
How UK Power Networks is Meeting the Long-Term Challenges of a Low
Carbon Economy | New Technologies & Distribution System Transformation
- Adapting business strategy with the transition to a low-carbon economy
- Overcoming the challenges given the changes in the distribution of electricity
- The impact and growth of renewables and implementation of new technologies
- Empowering customers with 'smart' innovation, digital services
Speaker: Basil Scarsella, CEO, UK Power Networks
Participation of Distributed Generation & Small Customers to Ancillary
Services | TSO-DSO Data Exchange | Blockchain & Interaction Schemes
- 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
Practical Approach to TSO Implementation Codes: Assessment & Predictions
Speaker: Sebastian Ziegler, Market and Process Development Energy
Economics, 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
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).
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.
ENEL's 'Open Power Strategy' | New Technologies and Business Strategy
- The Formula E project: sharing innovative products and solutions to a
- Transition to the 'Smart City' of the future with new technologies in
electrical mobility, networks and renewable energy
- Enels positioning as a modern utility that is open, flexible, responsive
and able to lead the energy transition.
Speaker: Joao Duarte, Head of Brand Strategy and Activation, ENEL
Enabling Clean Energy Solutions and Systems to Thrive Within
the EU Power Market | Commission Initiatives and Future Plans
Speaker: Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Director General, Directorate General
Energy, European Commission
Gerassimos Thomas is Deputy Director General in the Directorate-General for
Energy at the European Commission. He is also Chairman of the Steering
Board of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and member of
the EIB Board of Directors.
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All Distribution &
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
Distributed Energy Resource Management
Dedicated Extended Workshop | 27th November 2017
Lead by Enbala Power Networks (2.5 hours)
Part 1 | Introduction to Distributed Energy Resources
- The Rise of Distributed Energy Resources – The history and status of DERs. Current
business cases and initiatives.
- The Regulatory and Market Environment for DERs – The impacts of EU, cross-border,
national, and local policies and regulations. Current debates and controversies (e.g.,
capacity). The status and prospects of DER markets. What TSOs and DSOs should expect
as the context for their initiatives.
- Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) - VPP varieties and alternatives: definition, role, and design.
Examples of different VPP types now deployed. VPP plans and design for the future.
- Technical and Operating Challenges for DERs – Performance criteria for DERs. How DERs
work. Managing DERs compared to managing traditional energy resources. Technical
issues of DER design, deployment, operation, and maintenance. What a DERMS needs to
- Q & A followed by a short break.
Part 2 | Distributed Energy Resource Management
- Standard Management Methods - Traditional approaches to managing DERs (e.g.,
operating constraints, grid devices).
- Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) – Software platform and
architecture. Integration with other platforms. TSO vs. DSO design differences. Cybersecurity.
- DERMS Use Cases – TSO, DSO and energy-supplier use cases for DERMS.
- Q & A
Part 3 | Developing DERMS and Supporting VPPs in Your Organization
- Selection - What to ask vendors during the planning stage. DERMS and VPP performance
criteria to include in a Request-for-Proposal (RFP). Pricing. Selection metrics.
- Testing – How to design and operate DERMS and VPP Proof of Concept tests across a
variety of requirements. Discovering and employing best-practices and learning from other
organizations. Evaluating test results.
- Deployment – Integrating DERMS and VPPs with other systems and resources. Upgrading
DERMS and VPPs.
- Future Challenges – What to expect as DERs continue to develop. VPP market prospects.
New research & development directions for TSOs, DSOs, and their suppliers.
- Q & A
Craig Boice, Senior Advisor to the President, Enbala Power Networks
Bud Vos, President, Enbala Power Networks
Eric Young, Vice President, Enbala Power Networks
Monday 27th November | DERMS Extended Workshop
Overall Conference Session Timings | Power Europe 2017