Extended Workshop Outlines | 27th & 28th November 2019
27th & 28th November
Extended DERMS Workshop
OSGP Alliance & Interflex
28th November
Main Conference
| Day 1
& Round Table
29th November
Main Conference
Agenda |
Day 2
MEA & India
Power Systems Forum
Full Pre-Conference
Agenda 27th November
Speaker: Mark Ossel, Member of the Board
OSGP Alliance
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
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.
Interflex Smart Grid Project: Advanced Management and Operation Strategies
for Distributed Energy Resources
This session will specifically focus on:
  • Overview of the H2020 funded project Interflex
  • Advanced management and operation strategies for distributed energy
  • Dealing with complex curtailment management
  • The integration of customer-owned flexibility in grid operation
  • Concepts for demand side management from a DSO perspective
Speaker:  Christian Dumbs, Project Coordinator, ENEDIS | Interflex
Selected by the European Commission among 28 other candidates, in the framework of the
biggest EU Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020, the smart grid project InterFlex
was officially launched in January 1st, 2017. For the three years of its Duration 20 project partners
will explore new ways to use various forms of flexibilities in the aim of optimizing the electric power
system on a local scale. InterFlex investigates the Interactions between Flexibilities provided by
energy market players and the distribution grid, with a particular focus on energy storage, smart
charging of electric vehicles, demand response, islanding, grid automation and the integration of
different energy carriers (gas, heat, electricity).
Wednesday 27th November  | Pre-Conference Forums | 13:15 - 18:00 | + Welcome Dinner at 20:00
Conference Session Timings | 27th - 29th November 2019
Friday 29th Nov.  | Main Conference (EPD/ EPG) Day 2 | 09:00 - 16:00 | Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
Thursday 28th Nov.  | Main Conference (EPD/ EPG) Day 1 | 09:00 - 18:30 | Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
Arrival & Departure to the Summit | The Summit agenda timings are specifically set to allow for
delegates (for both Gold 3-day and Silver 2-day attendance packages) to conveniently arrive on the
morning/afternoon of Wednesday the 27th and depart on the afternoon/evening of Friday the 29th
of November
For any specific inquiries or assistance regarding attendance in 2018 please email
info@EPGSummit.com or call 00357 99810 833
European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
27 - 29 November 2019 | Prague | Czech Republic