Demonstrating the full value of CIM to secure investment and speed up wide-scale implementation
21-23 January 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Welcome to Common Information Model 2020

This case-study driven conference drew together Common Information Model leaders from TSOs and DSOs across Europe, for 3 intensive days of CIM implementation reviews.

Going beyond the fundamentals of the CIM standard, this programme offered the opportunity to get to grips with the practical challenges that would arise as attendees embarked on their CIM implementation journey, along with the strategies and tactics to enable them to navigate it with ease. By benchmarking their plans against the experiences of pioneering utilities, attendees were able to establish a framework for their own CIM implementation that could be replicated across systems and domains, so that a true value through CIM is delivered and transformed from a perceived overhead into a solid long term investment with demonstrable ROI.

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Programme highlights for Common Information Model 2020 included:

  • 14+ Utility Case-Studiesattendees benefitted from in-depth insights into the latest CIM implementation projects from pioneering European utilities and learnt how new tools and technologies are being developed to support CIM based integration
  • Strategic Panel Discussion – attendees heard senior management representatives of utility organisations discuss the value propositions and roadmaps to secure their investment in CIM
  • End-user Roundtable Discussions – attendees chose from a selection of intimate roundtable discussions, each addressing a key theme arising from the day’s discussions, allowing them to gain deeper insights into the most specific issues impacting their CIM implementation
  • Technology Innovation Panel – leading tech experts were quizzed, stress tested their product development plans, and had attendees influence the direction of their product innovations in favour of end-user requirements
  • Open Source Simulation Modelling Tutorial – attendees took advantage of this two part 90-minute deep-dive into integrating recently developed opensource systems for advanced power grid simulation modelling to support CIM implementation, and how this can be used to support real life applications
  • Networking Evening Reception – the end of day one provided the opportunity to relax and unwind after a full day of presentations and panel discussions. Attendees met with colleagues from across the European Smart Grid CIM community, reflected on new ideas and created new opportunities for collaboration
  • Solution Zone – the exhibition area saw a display of 10+ CIM-enabled solution providers, attendees were able to get advice from those at the leading edge of implementing CIM, and develop new partnerships to take their CIM programme to the next level

 

Speakers in 2020 included:

Tom Berry

Tom Berry

Product Offer Architect Schneider Electric MemberIEC TC 57 WGs 13 and 14
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Chavdar Ivanov

Chavdar Ivanov

Power System Analysis EngineerTenneT Co-Convenor of Group for CGMESENTSO-E
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michael covarrubias

Michael Covarrubias

Director of Market Strategy and SolutionsXtensible CIM User Group Vendor Co-ChairIEC
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Olivier Aine

Olivier Aine

Standardisation and Interoperability ManagerENTSO-E Liaison OfficerIEC TC 57 WGs 13, 14 and 16
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Eric Lambert - EDF

Eric Lambert

Senior Research Engineer and Project ManagerEDFMemberIEC TC 57 WGs 13, 14 and 16
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