Agenda: Wednesday 28th November
Pre-Conference Forum
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17:30 | Pre - Conference Forum Sessions Close
20:00 | Official Power Europe Welcome Dinner for All Summit Attendees
28th November
Pre-Conference
Forum
+ Extended
DERMS Workshop
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currently available and
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NP Market Council

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Energy Solutions

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Former Senior Advisor
E.ON & EURELECTRIC
Wednesday 28th November  | Pre-Conference Forums  | 13:00 - 17:30
Conference Session Timings Overview | 28th - 30th November
Friday 30th Nov. | Main Conference (EPD/ EPG) Day 2 | 08:50 - 16:00
29th November
Main Conference
Agenda
| Day 1
& Round Table
Discussions
30th November
Main Conference
Agenda |
Day 2
MEA & India
Power Systems Forum
Thursday 29th Nov. | Main Conference (EPD/ EPG) Day 1  |  08:50 - 18:30
European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
28-30 November 2018 | Radisson Blu Amsterdam | Netherlands
How to Deploy Smart Grid Applications to Combat Power Outages and
Cut Network Losses

Equipment failure, degradation and small-scale outages cost utilities money - an estimated $150bn
every year in the US alone, according to research by the US Department of Energy. So how could a
suite of smart grid applications help improve grid reliability? Efficient and timely service-problem
identification gives a distribution system operator (DSO) the ability to predict and pre-empt outages
and poor service eliminating the need for the customer to call and report an outage. Proactive
maintenance, triggered by improved visibility of the network operation and performance, can lead to
avoidance of outages due to failed equipment. By installing intelligent, local applications, utilities
can also benefit from real-time, autonomous decision-making, where data can be shared across a
variety of devices and platforms in a smart grid.

Exemplifying the benefits of smart grid applications in a use-case scenario, this session will
demonstrate the potential advantages of using distributed intelligence and smart grid applications
to:
1) Proactively understand where there is network under stress to prevent outages

2) Use analytics to identify the consumer base and potential impacts and implement a prioritisation
mechanism for repairs.

3) Recognise more effectively when outages do happen, identifying problems more quickly and
impacting less consumers.

Featuring specialists from OSGP Alliance as well as OSGP Alliance utility members will share their
knowledge and experiences on how:

  • Distributed control nodes identify and isolate issues, enabling rapid response.
  • Automated problem identification can be incorporated into the smart grid to reduce
    manpower and operational expenditure.
  • Distributed intelligence can work across different platforms and devices to save
    implementation costs.

Speakers:
Mark Ossel,
Member of the Board, OSGP Alliance
+ Representative Power Utility Representative Case Studies

Distributed Energy Resource Management
Dedicated Extended Workshop

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
    manage.
  • 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
  • Conclusions

The presenting team will be available immediately after the workshop, and throughout the event, for
further discussion.