European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
27-29th November 2017 | Sofitel Hotel | Vienna | Austria
Agenda: Wednesday 29th November | All Sessions (EPD / EPG)
Main Conference Day 2 | European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
Exhibition opens at 08:15  | Conference sessions held from 09:00 - 16:30
Getting Close to the Customer - Working with Multiple Partners to Create a
Simple and Intuitive Customer Experience | Case Study: E.ON
Solutions, E.ON

Gavin Roberts is the Head of Strategy, Portfolio and Solutions Delivery at E.ON
and he reports to the Senior Vice President of Solution Management and
Innovation. At E.ON Gavin’s role is to create a clear strategy and product portfolio
to increase profitable and sustainable business for E.ON. He works in a matrix
environment where dealing with customer problems and having meaningful
market impact is essential.
Current Developments and Antitrust Actions in EU Energy Markets
Speaker: Paolo Iannuccelli, Head of European Antitrust & EU Law Support, ENEL

Paolo joined Enel Group in 2008 working in the Regulatory and Antitrust
department. He covered different positions both in Rome and in Madrid working
on Italian, European and Latin American businesses. The focus of his activity
has been the compliance with regulatory and antitrust framework working on
important antitrust cases and on the compliance programmes carried out in the
different Countries of the Group. He has been recently appointed as Head of
European Antitrust and EU Law support. He has a legal background.
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.
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.
Meeting Sustainable & Flexible Power Generation Demand: Case Study Croatia
Speaker: Dr. Ivan Androcec, Section Head of Investment Strategy and New

Dr. Ivan Androcec has been working in the Croatian Electricity Utility (Hrvatska
Elektroprivreda d.d.) since 2001 where he is currently Section Head of Investment
Strategy and New Technologies Section in the Strategy and Development
Department. He has PhD from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
Computing, University of Zagreb, from 2012 as well as Diploma Study in
Management from 2006. He has written more than 50 R&D international and
domestic papers and been involved in major national projects.
  • Small scale flexibility – An important element of the energy transition
  • A grid-beneficial behaviour via a quota system as a proposal for the grid
    light signal principal
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:
Update: The EnBW Pilot Project “Flexible Power-to-Heat” | Increasing Energy
Efficiency and Providing Flexibility
Reviewing the Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) Schemes Within the EU
- Implications for the European Power Sector
  • Countries implementing EEO schemes and achieving new savings each year
  • Overview of the methodologies being planned and used in Member States
  • Expected outcomes and their impacts
  • Implications for the power industry

Speaker: Lelde Kiela-Vilumsone, Policy Officer, DG ENERGY, EU Commission

Lelde Kiela-Vilumsone is a Policy Officer in the Energy Efficiency Unit of DG
Energy. She deals with energy efficiency topics such as the implementation of the
Energy Efficiency Directive in the Member States and was involved in the review of
this Directive.
Speaker: Diana Moneta, Senior Researcher, RSE | RICERCA SUL SISTEMA
Speaker: Dr. Holger Wiechmann, Senior Manager, Product Management B2C
Within his fields of expertise Dr. Holger Wiechmann was involved since the
beginning on the liberalization of EU energy markets. He is engaged in
fundamental questions of the energy markets, market design and the energy
transition with its increasing capacity for renewable energy and the necessity
of flexibility to integrate it into the system.
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.
New Paradigms for Developing Insights into Power Markets
  • Creating insights from Information using an integrated approach
  • Robust, task driven, analysis approaches
  • Real-life applications

Speaker: Dr. Vasileios Gkountis, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Genscape
Dr. Gkountis has been involved in the analysis and modelling of power
markets as well as asset optimization for more than a decade.
Before joining the EPSI team, he was working as a Sr. Quant analyst for DELTA's portfolio analytics
team where he focused on creating optimization models and asset backed trading strategies as
well as day-ahead and imbalance market analysis and modelling. Prior to that, he held positions
with the Greek TSO and Market Operator.
29th November
Main Conference
Agenda |
Day 2
"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
Managing Cyber-Security Threats and Challenges Across the Electrical
Power Industry | Current & Emerging Risks & Methods to Mitigate them
Speaker: Paraskevi Kasse, Officer in NIS | Secure Infrastructures & Services Unit,
European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

Her work in ENISA focuses on enhancing the cybersecurity posture of utilities in
Energy sector (Electricity, Oil and Gas). Furthermore, she is dealing with security
aspects of ICS/SCADA systems and cybersecurity aspects related to energy sector
in the European NIS Directive.
Paraskevi has been awarded a diploma in computer engineering and
informatics, she holds a Msc in Information Science and Technology. Prior to
joining ENISA, she worked as a security expert for 7 years at the Hellenic
National CERT.
Middle East, Africa & India Power Systems Development Forum
United Arab Emirates | Development of National and Regional Green and
Brown Field Power Projects in the Gulf Region
Speaker: H.E Dr. Rashid Obaid Jumaa Al Leem, Chairman, Sharjah Electricity
and Water Authority

Dr. Rashid Obaid Jumaa Al Leem) is the chairman of Sharjah Electricity and
Water Authority (SEWA). The ruler of Sharjah chose him at the young age to the
project of building and economic zone in the emirate. He has also written several
books. T he Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured him the title Ambassador
of Knowledge of the UAE.He has received several international honours and
awards in different fields. He also received an award of Middle East Business
Leaders Award 2012 by the President of Indonesia
IRAN | Fulfilling Power Requirements | New Projects & Systems Development
Speaker: Negar Nematollahi, International Business  Development Manager,
Monenco Iran

Monenco Iran Consulting Engineers was founded in 1973 as a joint venture
between the private sector of Iran and Montreal Engineering Company of Canada.
Since 1997, the main shareholders have been Mapna Group and AMEC.
Monenco has established 10 regional branch/technical offices in Iran and 3
international subsidiaries in Germany, Oman and Nigeria. Telecommunication,
Dispatching and Automation Division is one of the five project-based divisions of
Monenco Iran Consulting Engineers. It was formed over 20 years ago to support
other divisions within the power industry.
Successful Developments in CCS | Global Case Studies
Speaker: John Scowcroft, Executive Adviser Europe, Middle East and Africa,
Global CCS Institute

John Scowcroft is Executive Adviser for Europe, the Middle East and Africa
(EMEA). Prior to joining Global CCS Institute, John was Head of the Environment
and Sustainable Development Policy Unit at Electricity EURELECTRIC, the
association which represents the European electricity industry.
In this role, John was responsible for all aspects of environmental
and sustainable development policy in particular for global and
European climate policy. John was actively involved in the
ground-breaking EURELECTRIC greenhouse gas and electricity
trading simulations (GETS).
Indian Power Market Overview & the Role and Scale of R&D
  • Overview & current scenario of power distribution in India
  • Our experience of loss reduction
  • Emerging modern age technologies for rural power distribution

Speaker: Devtosh Chaturvedi, Managing Director, FEDCO, India
NIGERIA | Power Systems and Renewable Energy Technology Deployment
Speaker: Dr. Ayodele A. Esan, Technical Director/CEO, Energy Commission of

The Energy Commission of Nigeria is charged with the responsibility for the
strategic planning and coordination of national policies in the field of energy
REPUBLIC OF CONGO | Development of National and Regional Green and
Brown Field Power Projects
Speaker: Eric Mbala Musanda, President, Democratique Republic of Congo,
National Electrotechnical Committee- NEC

The Congo National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy
development in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a part of the WEC’s energy
vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to
representing the Congolese perspective within national, regional and global
energy debates.
ZAMBIA | Major Power Sector Investment, Project and Technology Overview
  • USAID Power Africa Pillars
  • uropean Union Country Project Example
  • On-Grid and Off-Grid Mini-hydro and DER Projects
  • Regional Interconnector Projects

Speaker: Lemba Nyirenda, President, Zambia National Electrotechnical
AFRICA | The African Cap and Floor Regime
  • Regulatory and environmental, planning, property, and construction
  • Financing and investment profile

Speaker: Lebbi Changullah, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool
With ever-increasing delegates attending Power-Europe annually from non-European operators
Middle East Africa and India Power Systems Development Forum (taking place on the
afternoon of Wednesday the 29th of November (14:30 - 16:30) gives attending delegates the
opportunity to gain insights into developments, projects and technological adoption trends in
non-European / Western markets. The forum also gives the opportunity for European based
experts to become more familiar with the potential contribution their know-how could be applied
to emerging market challenges. The forum is available for all interested delegates to attend
For sponsorship, Exhibition or Marketing Partner Enquiries please write to
16:30 | Conference Sessions End & Chairmans Closing Remarks
28th November
Main Conference
| Day 1
& Round Table
MEA & India
Power Systems Forum
New Power
Technologies &
Financing Forum
+ Extended DERMS