Driving energy flexibility through industry alignment, large-scale DER integration, and smart system operation
14-16 May 2019 | London, UK

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Welcome to DER-SmartGrid Integration 2019

The first DER-SmartGrid Integration conference takes place 14-16 May 2019, in London, UK. Drawing together specialists in distributed energy, this utility-driven conference focusses on the strategic, commercial, and technical issues surrounding the integration of DERs into the electricity system.

The utility-driven, case-study led conference programme also includes a series of start-up lighting pitches, a technology-innovation panel, a series of end-user driven round table discussions, a live demo lab of the latest vendor tools, an exhibition area displaying state of the art DER technologies, and a networking evening reception open to all participants.

Event highlights include:

  • Case-study driven conference programme
  • Technology-innovation panel discussions
  • Roundtable breakout sessions
  • Networking evening reception
  • Exhibition area displaying 10+ suppliers
  • Start-up showcase
  • Live demo labs of the latest tools and technologies
CONFERENCE DAY 1Tuesday 14 May 2019
08:30Registration and Refreshments
09:15Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Chair to be confirmed
09:30Distributed Energy Vision – evaluating how energy industry players must align to move towards a sustainable and resilient future energy system built on decentral energy resources
10:10Industry Roadmap for DERs – developing a practical strategy for mass DER uptake through effective support for a diverse range of energy market actors
  • Ricardo Perez
    Ricardo Perez
    Head of Technology Portfolio and Sustainable Project Development, Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks
10:50Morning refreshments, networking, and exhibition
11:20New Business Models – exploring the business case for traditional energy players to incorporate DERs and improve flexibility as the energy system transitions
  • Annemie Ress
    Annemie Ress
    Managing Director, UK, innogy Innovation Hub
  • Bart White
    Bart White
    Executive Director, Infrastructure & Utilities Debt Advisory, Santander
  • Toby Ferenczi
    Toby Ferenczi
    Director of Strategy, OVO Energy
13:00Lunch, networking, and exhibition
14:30DNO to DSO Transition – successfully executing your roadmap to implement the systems and processes required to effectively operate a decentralised energy system
  • Sotiris Georgiopoulos
    Sotiris Georgiopoulos
    Head of Smart Grid Development, UK Power Networks
15:10Influencing Distributed Energy Regulation – clarifying the EU and country level regulation required to incentivise and guide DER innovation and integration
15:50Afternoon refreshments, networking, and exhibition
16:20Frameworks for Market Access – developing and administering new frameworks for DER access to drive competition in wholesale and capacity markets
  • Colm Murphy
    Colm Murphy
    Head of Electricity Market Change Delivery, National Grid ESO
17:00Energy System Data Exchange – fully enabling the necessary flow of data and information between energy players to optimise the integration of DERs
17:40Roundtable Discussions
19:00Networking reception
20:30End of conference day one
CONFERENCE DAY 2Wednesday 15 May 2019
08:30Registration and Refreshments
09:00Chair’s Opening Remarks
09:15LV Network Connections – employing data driven approaches to increase the visibility and capacity for DER connections in the low-voltage network
  • Jean-Philippe Poirrier
    Jean-Philippe Poirrier
    Assistant Director, Smart Grid Solutions Industrialisation Program, Enedis
10:00TSO-DSO Interface – developing a reactive power market for DERs to support high volumes of renewable uptake and manage voltage support
  • Dr. Rita Shaw
    Dr. Rita Shaw
    Project Lead TDI 2.0 (Power Potential), UK Power Networks
  • Dr. Biljana Stojkovska
    Dr. Biljana Stojkovska
    Power Potential Project Lead, National Grid ESO
10:45Morning refreshments, networking, and exhibition
11:15Technology Innovation Panel: DERMs – investigating cutting-edge vendor systems and tools for the successful operation of smart, DER-integrated grid
  • Scott Koehler
    Scott Koehler
    VP Global Strategy - Smart Grid IT, Schneider Electric
  • Colin Mackenzie
    Colin Mackenzie
    Business Development Manager, DERMS , ABB Power
12:45Lunch, networking, and exhibition
14:15Standards for DER Connection – implementing comprehensive and interoperable standards to help futureproof investment in vendor platforms and allow smooth integration with existing systems
15:00Grid Planning for DERs – optimising grid planning and investment strategy to meet the demands of a more complex and distributed generation and demand landscape
15:45Afternoon refreshments, networking, and exhibition
16:15DER Load Forecasting – leveraging advanced analytical tools capable of processing distributed generation and demand patterns to ensure reliable network performance
  • Jean-Pierre Hollevoet
    Jean-Pierre Hollevoet
    Director of Network and Asset Management , Fluvius
17:00Active System Management – developing the capabilities and processes to more actively manage energy generation and load resources
  • Frans Campfens
    Frans Campfens
    Senior Consultant, Energy Consulting, Qirion (Alliander)
17:45End of conference day two
CONFERENCE DAY 3Thursday 16 May 2019
08:30Registration and Refreshments
09:00Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Frank Jacobs
    Frank Jacobs
    Senior Principal Transmission & Distribution, Accenture
09:15EV Charging – preparing the energy system for the mass uptake of EVs and exploring their potential as a flexible asset in the form of Vehicle to Grid response
10:00Virtual Power Plants – demonstrating how aggregators can provide a route to market for smaller DERs and support the grid with flexible generation and demand response
  • Martin Daronnat
    Martin Daronnat
    Operations and Delivery Manager, Global Domain Flexibility, E.ON
10:45Morning refreshments, networking, and exhibition
11:15Start-up Hub
12:45Lunch, networking, and exhibition
14:00Embedded Microgrids – examining the requirements for local electricity generators and loads to operate as microgrids both connected to and independently of the traditional grid
14:45Blockchain – investigating the true potential for blockchains and distributed ledgers to underpin a wide variety of mechanisms crucial to a decentralised energy system
15:30End of conference