Grid Asset Management 2019 Blog

Grid Asset Management 2019 Blog

Registration is now live

Registration is now live for Grid Asset Management 2019, the only conference, exhibition and networking forum designed to meet the information needs of smart grid asset managers specifically. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with 120+ smart grid asset managers to review 20+ implementation focused asset management digitalisation case studies, benchmark your own roadmap, and assess the potential new asset management platforms and tools to drive the efficiency of your department to the next level.

Addressing the modern-day complexities of digitalisation, strategic investment planning, predictive maintenance and more, this comprehensive programme will equip your entire asset management team with the strategic, operational and technical insights you need to level-up your digital asset management capabilities, optimise your investment budgets and reduce lifecycle costs across your entire asset portfolio.

In-depth discussions include:

  • Digitalisation Roadmaps – developing an implementation plan that delivers next generation digital asset management capability at minimal cost and disruption to daily operations
  • Change Management – empowering teams to adopt new asset management processes and practices to ensure long term departmental success in a data-driven environment
  • Strategic Investment Planning – leveraging advanced modelling tools and quantitative risk management frameworks to maximise asset lifecycles and optimise investment budgets
  • Digital Operations – digitalising field-forces and back-office processes to reduce OPEX and facilitate centralised and standardised decision-making
  • Online Condition-Monitoring – rolling-out affordable condition-monitoring solutions across networks to support advanced, real-time predictive maintenance based on accurate asset health data
  • Technology Innovations – evaluating the potential of UAVs, AR and Digital Twin to transform asset management planning & operations

7 great reasons to attend

  1. Smart Grid Specific Content – this is the only asset management conference aimed specifically at the smart grid sector. Speakers will be presenting real case-studies from the TSO and DSO environment, providing you with highly relevant insights that bridge the gap between the technical and commercial and deliver practical advice that you can implement right away
  2. Utility-heavy speaker line-up – with most presentations being delivered by TSOs and DSOs (20+ utility case-studies scheduled over 3 days) you will gain a deep understanding of the real-world application of smart grid technologies rather than simply stop at their potential benefits
  3. Focused networking – the conference will attract a very specific and focused audience making networking more relevant and impactful. You will meet the same group of people repeatedly over 3 days, deepen your connections onsite, and ease post-event follow up
  4. Digital Twin Tutorial – during this 90-minute interactive tutorial, you will get to grips with the ins-and-outs of achieving a digital twin of your network. Hear about the opportunities and how you can overcome the challenges of implementing this exciting new technology and have all your questions answered experts with hands-on experience of developing digital twins at leading smart utilities
  5. Focused technology display – through the solution zone you will get the opportunity to update on the latest technology innovations from the leading smart grid suppliers. Both the big system providers and the innovative niche players will be displaying across the 3 days
  6. Hands on technology previews – you can schedule a private 1:1 live demo lab session with the key technology innovators to really get under the skin of their offerings and better understand how next generation solutions could work in your grid environment
  7. ROI – if you book your place before Friday 22nd February 2019 you can take advantage of the Very Early Bird rate, which means your trip will cost in the region of €2,872 (€2,195 conference fee, €159 x 3 nights hotel, €200 flight). If you generate 10 new ideas or new contacts that help you take your implementation plans to the next level it equates to €287 per new idea or contact

Solution Zone

Would you like the opportunity to raise your brand profile, demonstrate your products and services, and share your expertise with a highly concentrated and influential group of smart grid asset management implementation leaders and decision makers? Our adjoining exhibition area provides the perfect platform for you to do this and more! Capped at 10 stands we ensure a focused and relevant display of the latest tools, technologies and services for our audience and maximum visibility for each exhibitor. Contact us today to find out more!

Presentation highlights

To get a sense of information and inspiration that will be shared, please enjoy a selection of past presentations from our Grid Analytics Europe 2018 conference:

  1. Legacy Infrastructure and big data – Sam Young, National Grid
  2. Active System Management – Luca Grella, UK Power Networks
  3. GIS Grid Topology Data for Targeted Actions – Stefan Lanz, BKW

Register today!

To find out how you can participate as a Delegate, Exhibitor or Sponsor:

Call:      +44 (0)20 3691 1700
Email:   registration@smartgrid-forums.com
Visit:     https://www.smartgrid-forums.com/grid-asset-management

We look forward to welcoming you to the event in May 2019!


Grid Asset Management 2019 – Save the date

According to a recent EU report, European transmission and distribution companies will have to increase annual investments from €35 billion to €47 billion in order to meet 2030 climate change targets. Despite the presence of these clear targets, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about how the electrical grid will evolve to meet them. Meanwhile, regulators across Europe are placing downward pressures on rates of return and pushing for grid operators to do more with less.

More than ever, it is essential for asset managers to make the right investment decisions, but in the face of uncertainty and new intervention options, making these decisions is becoming increasingly complex. Smart grid asset managers are realising that traditional approaches are no longer fit-for-purpose and are turning to digital methods to support their decisions, optimise their investment budgets and increase their utilization of existing assets.

In light of this, Smart Grid Forums is delighted to bring you Grid Asset Management 2019, a dedicated 3-day forum designed to equip asset management professionals from across Europe’s smart grid sector with the strategic insights and practical applications to ensure a smooth path to next-generation digital asset management capability.

As we finalise the programme and speaker line-up, here is a sneak-peek of how the agenda and speaker line-up are shaping up:

  • David Ringmar, Director Network Strategy & Development ­– Vattenfall
  • Christian Schorn, Director Asset Management & Operations TransnetBW
  • Ricardo Prata, Subdirector Assets & Data Analysis Unit – EDP
  • Joris Soens, Head of Assets & Grid Architecture Fluvius
  • Erica Niemi, Head of Asset Strategy & SupportSvenska Kraftnät
  • Miguel Moreira da Silva, Head of Data & Analytics – REN
  • Matt Webb, Head of Asset Information UK Power Networks
  • David Šafář, Head of Grid Management and Strategic Projects – ON Česká Republika
  • Craig McTaggart, RIIO-T2 Investment ManagerSP Energy Networks
  • Neill Guha, Senior Manager Costs & Outputs – Ofgem

Just some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • Drivers for Digital Asset Management – evaluating the drive for next-generation asset management to support the energy transition and manage rising lifecycle costs
  • Digitalisation Roadmap – developing an implementation plan that delivers next-generation digital asset management capability at minimal cost and disruption to daily operations
  • Change Management – empowering teams to adopt new asset management processes and practices to ensure long-term departmental success in a data-driven environment
  • Strategic Investment Planning – developing advanced simulations to model a vast range of future scenarios and prioritize interventions based on risk
  • Quantitative Risk Management – establishing a data-driven framework that ensures accurate risk assessment and robust financial planning
  • Online Condition-Based Monitoring – developing a strategy for affordable, systematic online condition monitoring of assets to deliver real-time network health insights
  • Digital Field Force Management – leveraging digital technology to optimise workforce management and centralise field expertise
  • Asset Information Management – embedding a best-in-class data management framework that supports the delivery of actionable insight from high volumes of complex and unstructured data
  • Open-Source Systems – developing in-house capability to leverage open-source tools and systems and deliver highly customised asset management solutions
  • Asset Performance Management Systems – optimising the specification and integration of next generation systems to leverage large data sets, speed-up insight generation and improve decision-making
  • Data Quality Management – leveraging automation and statistical methods to effectively tackle data quality issues and support advanced data-driven asset management
  • Active System Management – steering the grid in real time to effectively manage distributed energy resources and maximise asset utilisation
  • Substation Predictive Maintenance – achieving comprehensive monitoring and diagnostics of substation equipment to maximise asset life and reduce unplanned outages
  • Overhead Lines Predictive Maintenance – remotely monitoring a combination of spatial, electrical and environmental parameters to safely manage the reliability of overhead line assets
  • Underground Cables Predictive Maintenance – monitoring partial discharge to increase visibility of underground assets and optimise their performance and lifecycle
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure – leveraging the deployment of smart meters and grid-edge sensors to derive granular insights into low-voltage network operation
  • UAVs and LIDAR – leveraging airborne lidar mapping to inspect overhead assets and create accurate 3D maps of network infrastructure
  • IoT Cybersecurity – managing IoT cybersecurity to minimise disruption and objection to roll-out of sensor networks
  • Digital Twin Tutorial – developing a state-of-the-art platform of integrated systems that supports advanced strategic asset management with an accurate single source of truth

Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities:

The utility asset management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.25% to reach $4.09 billion by 2019! (source: MarketsandMarkets)

Would you like to secure a significant share of this burgeoning market? Then take this opportunity to raise your brand profile, demonstrate your products and services, and share your expertise with a highly concentrated and influential group of utility asset management experts and decision makers.

Our adjoining exhibition area provides the perfect platform for you to do this and more! Capped at 10 stands we ensure a focused and relevant display of the latest asset management tools and technologies for our audience and maximum visibility and interaction levels for each exhibitor.

Register today!

To find out how you can participate as a Delegate, Exhibitor or Sponsor:

Call:      +44 (0)20 3691 1700
Email:   registration@smartgrid-forums.com
Visit:    www.smartgrid-forums.com/grid-asset-management

We look forward to welcoming you to the event in May 2019.