3-Day Training for Non-Electrical Engineers Entering the Smart Utility Sector
27-29 August 2019 | London, UK

Download the programme

Download packages


Hilton London Kensington
179-199 Holland Park Ave
W11 4UL

Tel: +44 (0)20 7603 3355
Email: Leokadia.Chwedczuk@hilton.com

Visit the website


We have negotiated a discounted room rate of £129 per night inclusive of 20% VAT and breakfast with the Hilton London Kensington. To take advantage of this rate, please contact the hotel directly via email or phone as stated below:

Email: Leokadia.Chwedczuk@hilton.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7603 3355

*Please note – this exclusive rate is available until 27th July 2019*

Welcome to Fundamentals of the Smart Grid 2019

This training programme provides non-technical, non-electrical engineering professionals entering the smart utility sector with a firm foundation in the building blocks of the smart grid. Over 3 intensive and immersive training days you will understand the history of the power grid and the drivers for its migration to the smart grid, the current architecture, operation and maintenance of the smart grid, and the impact of future technology trends on the ongoing operation and maintenance of the smart grid.

Whatever your professional background and seniority level, this programme will provide the foundation and context you need to hit the ground running in your new role. The programme is comprised of 12 modules, each lasting 90 minutes and providing a combination of speaker-led presentations, breakout group exercises and group Q&A sessions.

Places are strictly limited to 50 participants to ensure an interactive learning experience for all attendees.

Training Day OneTuesday 27 August 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the organisers
09:00Current State of Play - outlining the current state of the power grid and how it is evolving to deliver clean and cost-effective electricity transmission and distribution
  • Antonello Monti
    Antonello Monti
    Director, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Centre, RWTH Aachen University
10:30Morning refreshments
11:00Regulatory Backdrop - Examining power grid regulation and standardisation and how these are supporting the evolution of smart grid technology
  • Mark McGranaghan - ESRI
    Mark McGranaghan
    Vice President, Integrated Grid, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
13:30Carbon Reduction Targets - Understanding the challenges of carbon reduction targets and changing demands facing the power network and how these are driving smart grid evolution
  • Tom Segers
    Tom Segers
    Head of Department Digitalization & Communication Technology, Fluvius
15:00Afternoon refreshments
15:30IT/OT Integration - Examining the shift to digitalization to enable the decentralised, cost efficient smart grid
  • Bas Kruimer
    Bas Kruimer
    OT Control System Cybersecurity in Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas and Chemicals, Accenture
17:00Close of day one
Training Day TwoWednesday 28 August 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the organisers
09:00Utility Telecom Networks – Evolution of utility telecom networks to support high-reliability, high-security, smart grid applications and services
  • Sergio Ramos Pinto
    Sergio Ramos Pinto
    Associate Director, Digital Grid, Networks' Digital Platform, EDP
10:30Morning refreshments
11:00SCADA Systems – Integration of the monitoring and control function of the smart grid with new digital systems to enable a high functionality cybersecure smart grid
  • Mohseen Mohemmed
    Mohseen Mohemmed
    Protection & Control Engineering Manager, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
13:30Substation Automation – Understanding how IEC 61850-enabled digital substations are being rolled out to support advanced smart grid functionality, flexibility and security
  • Speaker to be confirmed
15:00Afternoon refreshments
15:30Cybersecurity – Assessing smart grid cyber security vulnerabilities and understanding how cyber security strategies are evolving to combat increasingly more sophisticated threats to the smart grid
  • Brad Prent
    Brad Prent
    Senior Security Consultant, ENCS
17:00Close of day two
Training Day Three
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the organisers
09:00AI & ML – Understanding how AI and machine learning techniques are being applied to existing and advanced analytics platforms to enable autonomous decision-making
  • Graham Oakes
    Graham Oakes
    Previously Founder and Chief Scientist, Upside Energy
10:30Morning refreshments
11:00Blockchain – Examining how blockchain technology is being utilised to securely manage supply and demand in modern digital energy systems
  • Speaker to be confirmed
13:30Utility Cloud - Assessing the benefits of using cloud services in the smart grid, balancing cost efficiency and flexibility with security risk
  • Laura Colvine
    Laura Colvine
    Industry Strategic Growth IBM Europe Energy Environment Utilities, IBM
15:00Afternoon refreshments
15:30Future Evolutions - Examining developments in energy storage, EV integration and micro grids and determining their impact on supply and demand management in the smart grid
  • Speaker to be confirmed
17:00Close of day three