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
  • Alex Apostolov
    Alex Apostolov
    Principal Engineer, OMICRON Editor-in-Chief, PAC World
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
  • 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
  • Pablo Humeres Flores
    Pablo Humeres Flores
    Head of Automation Systems of Substations, Power Plants and Control Centers, Eletrosul Brazil
  • Elad-Shaviv
    Elad Shaviv
    CEO, Israeli Smart Energy Association
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
  • Alberto Dognini
    Alberto Dognini
    Research Associate, E.ON Energy Research Centre
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 critical digital substation applications
17:30Roundtable discussions
19:00Networking reception
20:30End of conference day one