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Accelerating the Mass Roll-out of Digital Substations to Maximise Grid Visibility, Reliability and Security
26-28 November 2019 | Berlin, Germany


Conference Day 1 Tuesday 26 November 2019 Download
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the chair
09:00DER Drivers for Digital Substations – leveraging advanced digital substation technologies to ensure power quality and stability in a more dynamic and complex grid environment
  • Helder Barbosa - EDP
    Helder Barbosa
    Project Manager on Automation and IoT Unit of Networks Digital Platform, EDP
09:45Risk Management – managing the migration to digital substations whilst ensuring seamless levels of grid reliability, stability and security
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00Keynote Panel Discussion: Business Case for Large-Scale Deployment – building a robust business plan that achieves instant board approval and deep workforce engagement to support the large-scale commercial roll-out of digital substations
  • André Neves - EDP
    André Neves
    Department Manager, Protection and Control, EDP
  • Lynne McDonald - UKPN
    Lynne McDonald
    Smart Grid Programme Manager - Distribution System Operator (DSO) Readiness, UK Power Networks
  • Juergen Tusch
    Juergen Tusch
    Head of Telecommunications, Grid and Infrastructure Segment, innogy
12:30Lunch, networking & exhibition
14:00Tendering and Specification – effectively collaborating with suppliers to develop a specification framework that delivers systems that are fit for purpose today and flexible enough to adapt to the needs of a dynamic and rapidly evolving smart grid environment
  • Jennifer Mackenzie- Scottish Power
    Jennifer Mackenzie
    Senior Engineer, Scottish Power
14:45Future Functionalities for the Dynamic Grid – identifying new functionalities that will support power flow management in a more dynamic and volatile grid environment
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00System Design for Large-Scale Roll-Out – striking the balance between standardisation and customisation to support the rapid roll out of digital substations in a variety of locations and network complexities
16:45Communication Design for Real-Time Operation – developing a robust, reliable, secure and future-proofed communication architecture to support mission
17:30Roundtable discussions
19:00Networking reception
20:30End of conference day one
Conference Day 2 Wednesday 27 November 2019 Download
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00Retrofitting Digital Substations – effectively integrating next generation digital substation technology with legacy infrastructure
09:45Optimising the Engineering Process – reducing the time and cost of engineering multi-vendor multi-edition digital substations through advanced configuration management
  • Pablo Humeres Flores
    Pablo Humeres Flores
    Head of Automation Systems of Substations, Power Plants and Control Centers, Eletrosul Brazil
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00Technology Innovation Panel: benchmarking next generation substations systems, components, features and functionalities
12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00Advanced Testing for Multi-Vendor Systems – fully automating the system testing procedure to ensure an efficient and cost-effective approach for next generation digital substations
14:453rd Party Testing Tools – examining how vendor-independent testing tools are being developed to support the effective design, installation and testing of multi-vendor digital substations systems
  • Alex Apostolov
    Alex Apostolov
    Principal Engineer, OMICRON Editor-in-Chief, PAC World
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00IEC 61850 and the Process Bus – reducing costs and improving safety through advanced implementation of the Process Bus
16:45Real-time Monitoring & Control – applying real-time capability to the monitoring and control of next generation substation assets
17:30Data Management & Analytics – utilising high volumes of grid data to generate deep operational insights and drive grid efficiency in a secure and reliable manner
18:15End of conference day two
Conference Day 3 Thursday 28 November 2019 Download
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00Condition Monitoring – implementing condition-monitoring solutions across the grid to support advanced, real-time predictive maintenance based on accurate asset health data
  • Vincent Gliniewicz - Vattenfall
    Vincent Gliniewicz
    R&D Engineer - Data Strategist, Vattenfall R&D
09:45Predictive Maintenance – establishing a robust framework for predictive maintenance to maximise asset lifecycles whilst minimising unplanned outages
  • Petr Lang
    Petr Lang
    Head of Strategic Asset Management, E.ON Česká Republika
10:30Morning refreshments and exhibition
11:00Cybersecurity – implementing advanced prevention and detection systems to maximise substation protection and rapidly respond to unforeseen cyberthreats
11:45Maintenance Crew Upskilling – defining the range of skills required of maintenance crews as the deployment of digital substations gain momentum and developing an inhouse training programme to support their needs
  • Javier Figuera Pozuelo
    Javier Figuera Pozuelo
    Senior Engineer, Red Eléctrica de España
12:30Lunch, networking & exhibition
14:00IoT in the Substation – exploiting the full potential of IoT to deliver the next generation digital substation through the mass deployment of sensors, machine learning, and real-time analytics
  • Tom Segers
    Tom Segers
    Head of Department Digitalization & Communication Technology, Fluvius
14:45Cloud based Substations – leveraging cloud solutions to support high volume data storage, management and analytics
  • Sérgio Ramos Pinto
    Sérgio Ramos Pinto
    Associate Director, Digital Grid, Networks' Digital Platform, EDP
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00Tutorial: AI & ML for the Substation - integrating AI & ML functionality into digital substations to drive the self-healing self-learning substation
  • Marc Richter - Fraunhofer IFF
    Dr Marc Richter
    Technology Evangelist for Energy Systems, Fraunhofer IFF
  • Ahmed Jawad - E.ON Digital Technology
    Ahmed Jawad
    Head of Advanced Analytics, Smart Agents and Systems, E.ON Digital Technology
17:30End of conference