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14:45 Registration

15:00-16:00 Site visit to Smart City Malaga and Monitoring Center
16:00-17:30 Museo Automovilístico de Málaga - Zem2all Center

Limited availability - please book early

DAY 1, 29 April 2014


Malaga: An entrepreneurial Smart City, where culture and technology meet

Francisco de la Torres Prados
Mayor of Malaga
City of Malaga


  • European policy drivers
  • Lessons learned from projects in EU and expected benefits
  • Challenges and key actions for successful deployment in the energy market

Manuel Sánchez
Team Leader Smart Grids
European Commission


  • The electric system must evolve in order to meet its new requirements
  • Distribution grid as the central player that facilitates the participation of the rest of the agents
  • Endesa’s vision: The contribution network
  • Sharing our experience in the deployment of smart metering

Ángel Arcos Vargas
Senior Vice President Distribution Spain

stream 1
renewables integration and load balancing


  • Investigating the future needs of the Irish grid in the light of near term offshore wind integration as well as the long term strategy for wind, wave and tidal deployment by 2030 and beyond
  • FP7 project: Investigating storage and demand side management potential as well as EVs deployment
  • Understanding the impact of penetration of these technologies on the grid expansion
  • Analysing the techno/economical performances of the expansion planning alternatives
  • First European sea storage technology: Learning from the peers from Japan

Andrea Mansoldo
Consultant Power System Engineer
Eirgrid plc, Future Grids - Technology & Innovation

stream 2
customer involvement

  • Leading question: How to create awareness and get costumers involvement?
  • Sharing results gained from different projects
  • Conclusions and lessons learned as input for future projects, grid design and future strategy

Lisette Kaupmann
Stedin Netbeheer (DSO)

stream 3
communications and data

  • Distribution companies can play a key enabling role as a data hub
  • Regulators and markets competing for new data role ownerships
  • The role of open data in smart grid innovations
  • When starting with opening up data, what will be next?

Louis Dietvorst
Enterprise Architect

renewables integration and load balancing

  • What is the impact of EVs on electricity load management using smart grid technologies?
  • Implications of EVs on steady state operation, intermittent renewables-based electricity supply, system stability, dynamic behaviour and restoration
  • Emerging policies and regulations to support V2G projects
  • Adoption rates
  • Technical barriers to overcome and enable wider adoption of EVs and their interaction with the grid and charging infrastructure
  • Next steps

Raul Alvarez Prieto
Senior Consultant

customer involvement

  • Load shifting and Virtual Power System
  • The Entelios Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Benefits for the national economy
  • Why electrical loads are useful and important
  • Opportunities for decentralized generation
  • Why electro-mobility needs Demand Response?

Oliver U. Stahl
Entelios AG

stream 1
renewables integration and load balancing

  • Island Texel’s objective: To satisfy local energy needs by sustainable energy sourcing by 2020
  • Establishing Texel energy company and investing in domestic energy production as well as the centralised energy production management
  • Forming collaborations for project execution to reduce local energy consumption and fulfil the need for energy with renewable energy sourcing produced by the community
  • Addressing the challenge of energy demand and supply imbalance
  • The use of communications technology and market solutions for high penetration of renewable energy resources
  • Ensuring that Texel will be fully self-sufficient via renewable energy resources in a managed manner

Claire Groosman
Sr Strategy Consultant IT

stream 2
customer involvement

  • The wind power challenge for Denmark
  • EcoGrid EU: Overview, objectives, partners and their roles
  • The real-time market design as a realistic approach to widen the scope of the current power system operation
  • Bornholm: A unique demonstration site
  • Customers involvement: Updated deployment numbers, snapshots of the feedback system and early results

Jose Oyarzabal
R&D Engineer
Tecnalia Research & Innovation

stream 3
communications and data

  • A new control center as a best-practice model to ensure greater operational efficiency in the face of increasingly complex power networks
  • Testing IT solutions: Business analytics, network optimisation, load forecasting, demand response and distributed resource management
  • Combining information (IT) and operational technologies (OT) to deliver a higher degree of grid automation, sensing and visibility; achieve greater control of distributed generation; and further support regulatory compliance
  • Advanced use cases for a new smart grid control center: Greater balance in generation, more accurate forecasts and monitoring of consumption, greater prediction of congestion in production

Peter Sigenstam
Vice President, Head of E.ON Innovation Centre Distribution

stream 1
renewables integration and load balancing

  • Integrating distributed energy resources in distribution networks
  • DSO planning, connection, access and operation with distributed energy resources
  • The evolution of the electricity business model to maximise DER integration
  • Flexibility and new system services for DSOs
  • Active system management cases studies: Behind Reservices and Improgres projects

David Trebolle
Manager of Active Networks and Grid Control
Union Fenosa Distribución

stream 2
customer involvement

  • Technologies installed in B2C and B2B, use cases, services and functionalities
  • Technical feedback: Construction of an aggregator portfolio. What is the concrete impact of curtailment on B2C B2B load curve?
  • Business feedback: What is the business model of curtailment regarding grid and market issues ?
  • Strategic and prospective feedback: How useful will be the smart grid in the future regarding different context?
  • Social feedback: Finally, how do customers feel about these new smart services?

Régis Contreau
R&D Project Manager – Smart Grids, Coordinator of GreenLys R&D activities

stream 3
communications and data

  • The benefits to the operator of island power systems
  • How to mobilise all resources to balance an island power system with large penetration of wind
  • How to use a market driven approach, even in monopoly scenarios like the island case
  • How to reach the economic optimum for reserves in an island power system
  • The role of demand in isolated power systems
  • Perspectives to other types of power systems such as micro grids

Ivan Kristian Pedersen
Head of Power Hub Technology
DONG Energy A/S

stream 1
renewables integration and load balancing


  • The history of Helsinki’s energy network development: The journey from CHP proposal in 1913 through the Civil War and World War 2 to the current day
  • Emergence of district cooling
  • Conventional heat and electricity networks vs. Helsingin Energia’s combined electricity, district heat and district cooling generation: How much costs and energy can be saved?
  • New opportunities for energy recycling: Working with hospitals, data centres, supermarkets and other customers to recycle wasted heat
  • Smart applications and energy storage to achieve even higher efficiency 

Dr Juha Sipilä
Development Manager
Helsingin Energia

stream 2
customer involvement

  • New business models for energy aggregation
  • Flexibility for distribution grid operators and energy market stakeholders
  • Real-time automated management of aggregated loads
  • Maximisation of individual prosumers benefits
  • INERTIA=Integrating Active, Flexible and Responsive Tertiary Prosumers into a Smart Distribution Grid


Gibran Vita
Project Manager for Smart Grids
ETC El AB, INERTIA consortium

panel discussion

  • Exchanging feedback on the main results in smart grid developments in corresponding countries 
  • What is the most important topic on the individual smart grid agenda?
  • What smart grid options are mature enough for a roll-out within the forthcoming 24 month?
  • Key success factors discovered

Jeroen Scheer
Manager Taskforce Energy Transition IT

John Hodemaekers
Head of AM-Innovation

Lars Overgaard
Programme Manager, Energy and Transport
Danish Technological Institute

Régis Contreau
R&D Project Manager – Smart Grids, Coordinator of GreenLys R&D activities


DAY 2, 30 April 2014


Hosted by

Introducing you to USEF:  Co-creating a fully functional smart energy system and providing an open and consistent framework of specifications, designs and implementation guidelines

  • The USEF foundation that acts as the steward of the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF)
  • USEF as a platform to provide a scalable and replicable market design and integral smart energy solution
  • Addressing an open, consistent, and coherent framework that is freely available (open source)
  • Link between active customers and national energy markets
  • Catalysing development of commercial smart energy solutions

Milo Broekmans
Senior Enterprise Architect


  • Markets and regulation as prerequisites for operational smart grids?
  • Growing interest in concepts driving us towards more local markets for flexibility
  • Addressing the need for markets that allow commercial players to generate value in the interest of consumers and grid stability
  • How future markets could be designed to support both TSOs and DSOs

Per-Olof Granström
Secretary General
EDSO for Smart Grids


  • Addressing the energy market priorities for standards across different functions and roles: Customer smart network management, distributed energy sources and customer integration
  • The results of the work carried out for standardisation at EU level
  • Future of smart metering, smart gird and electric vehicles standards

Jeroen Scheer
Manager Taskforce Energy Transition IT

customer involvement

  • Lessons from Xyntéo’s and Tata Consultancy Services’ work with CEZ, the central European utility
  • Changing business models and new opportunities – the innovation imperative
  • Customer segmentation
  • Frameworks for evaluating power companies’ strategic options

David Kleinhampl
Group Asset Manager – Distribution

Geert-Jan van der Zanden
Managing Director

customer involvement



  • How BGE took a proactive customer engagement approach to smart meters, and how it’s paid off
  • How BGE delivered the first ever full scale behavioural demand response programme that will reach 1.1M customers by 2015
  • How BGE and Opower partnered to engage customers before and after peak events, delivering over 3 million customer communications across email, phone, text, and mailed reports
  • A look at how customers have responded across several metrics, including digital engagement, energy savings, peak demand savings and customer satisfaction

Neel Gulhar
Director, Strategy and Product Marketing

stream 1
renewables integration and load balancing


  • South Korean roadmap for smart grids
  • Korea’s Jeju smart grid project overview
  • Key technologies of the project
  • Developing new benchmarks for the world smart grid communities
  • Addressing the importance of international cooperation and knowledge exchange

Jerry Yang
Team Leader
Korea Smart Grid Institute (KSGI)

stream 2
customer involvement

  • Human infrastructure as a determining factor
  • Consumer diversities
  • How to reach consumers with smart grid technologies
  • From consumer insight to business concepts

Marie Aarup
Energy Anthropologist
Danish Technological Institute

stream 3
communications and data


  • Transforming energy landscape
  • Smart grid developments in Ireland
  • Role of smart energy technologies
  • Convergence of ICT and energy industry
  • Challenge of emerging technologies

John McKiernan
Head of External Collaboration

stream 2
customer involvement

  • Addressing the pillars of the smart grid programme: New type of production, new form of consumption, developed electrical system and the active customer
  • Energy spent on heat: how does the current technology relate to energy use at home
  • What are the values of the energy consumer?
  • Developing a system for consumption flexibility: Pilot project in Vallentuna
  • Introducing the product: Smart control of the heating at home 

Susanne Olausson
Programme Manager Distribution and Transmission

stream 3
communications and data


  • FINESCE and the PPP Future Internet, the largest investment of the European Commission in the ICT Area
  • What does it mean to bring Internet in the Energy arena?
  • Analysing seven large trials across Europe to see how Future Internet technology can change the scenario
  • Results from the Phase 1 and Phase 2 deployments 

Prof. Antonello Monti
Institute Director
E.ON ERC - RWTH Aachen University




  • Enel Group's ‘Smart energy services’ for ‘Smarter Cities’ and the role of energy as a pilar of future urban life
  • The Smart Grids Service Center: A tool developed by Enel to manage and monitor their Smart City initiatives,
  • Analysing the challenges and opportunities that Smart City and Smart Grid development face
  • Case studies from the Spanish market to illustrate key issues
  • What could be the next steps forward?

Chris Regan
Head of Engineering and Technology
Endesa Ingeniería



  • Possible future activities for DSOs from socio-economic perspective
  • Importance of flexibility services for market actors, TSOs and DSOs
  • Local balancing services: how do they affect the roles of DSOs?

Marco Bakker
Consultant Smart Grids