Data-Driven Asset Management to Support Smart Investment Planning and Optimised Lifecycle Management
14-16 May 2019 | London, UK

The venue for Grid Asset Management 2019 is currently being finalised. Please check back in January 2019 for full venue details and how you can book bedrooms at the preferential rate reserved for participants of this conference.

Welcome to Grid Asset Management 2019

This 3-day conference, exhibition and networking forum draws together 120+ smart grid asset management professionals, for an intensive case-study review of 14+ next generation asset management digitalisation programmes.

Climate change targets coupled with downward regulatory pressures on rates of return are pushing grid operators to do more with less. More than ever, it is essential for smart grid asset managers to make the right investment decisions, and yet they are realising that traditional approaches are no longer fit-for-purpose and are turning to digital methods to support their decisions, optimise their investment budgets and increase their utilisation of existing assets.

This dedicated forum has been designed to equip asset management professionals from across Europe’s smart grid sector with the strategic insights and practical applications to ensure a smooth transition to next-generation digital asset management capability.

Just some of the utilities confirmed to speak on this programme include: TransnetBW, Svenska Kraftnät, REN, UK Power Networks, Vattenfall, Fluvius…with many others in the process of finalising their contribution.

Event highlights include:

  • Case-study driven conference programme
  • Digital Twin tutorial
  • Technology innovation panel discussions
  • Roundtable breakout sessions
  • Networking evening reception
  • Exhibition area displaying 10+ suppliers
  • Live demo labs of the latest tools and technologies

The full programme and speaker line-up will be available in January 2019.

In the meantime, please feel free to review the draft programme below, sign up to our mailing list using the form to the right to receive our programme updates, or call us on +44 (0)20 3691 1700 to discuss how you can be involved.

CONFERENCE DAY 1Tuesday 14 May 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the chair
09:00Drivers for Digital Asset Management – evaluating the drive for next-generation asset management to support the energy transition and manage rising lifecycle costs
  • Speaker to be confirmed
09:45Change Management – empowering teams to adopt new asset management processes and practices to ensure long term departmental success in a data-driven environment
  • Erica Niemi
    Erica Niemi
    Head of Asset Management Strategy and Support, Svenska Kraftnät
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Panel: Building the Roadmap – developing an implementation plan that delivers next generation digital asset management capability at minimal cost and disruption to daily operations
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00Strategic Investment Planning – developing advanced simulations to model a vast range of future scenarios and prioritize interventions based on risk
14:45Quantitative Risk Management - establishing a data-driven framework that ensures accurate risk assessment and robust financial planning
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00Online Condition-Based Monitoring – developing a strategy for affordable, systematic online condition monitoring of assets to deliver real-time network health insights
  • Speaker to be confirmed
16:45Smart Asset Operations - leveraging digital technology to optimise workforce management and centralise field expertise
  • David Šafář - E.ON Česká Republika - Grid Asset Management 2019
    David Šafář
    Head of Grid Management and Strategic Projects, E.ON Česká Republika
17:30Roundtable discussions
19:00Networking drinks
21:00End of conference day one
CONFERENCE DAY 2Wednesday 15 May 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00Asset Information management – embedding a best-in-class data management framework that supports the delivery of actionable insight from high volumes of complex and unstructured data
09:45Open-source systems – developing in-house capability to leverage open-source tools and systems and deliver highly customised asset management solutions
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Technology Innovation Panel – Exploring cutting-edge asset performance management tools and systems to deliver comprehensive advanced asset analytics
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking reception
14:00Flexible Connections – Dynamically managing distributed energy resources to optimise reinforcement costs and reduce network congestion
14:45Demand Response – Accurately quantifying the future impact of demand side management to inform smarter investment planning
  • Uros Kerin - ELES - Grid Asset Management 2019
    Uroš Kerin
    Senior Expert Advisor – Asset Management, ELES
  • Miha Grabner - Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute - Grid Asset Management 2019
    Miha Grabner
    Data Scientist, Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00Use Case: Substation predictive maintenance - achieving comprehensive monitoring and diagnostics of substation equipment to maximise asset life and reduce unplanned outages
  • Speaker to be confirmed
16:45Use Case: Managing Overhead Line Assets – remotely monitoring a combination of spatial, electrical and environmental parameters to safely manage the reliability of overhead line assets
  • Speaker to be confirmed
17:30End of conference day two
CONFERENCE DAY 3 Thursday 16 May 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00Use Case: Underground Cables – monitoring partial discharge to increase visibility of underground assets and optimise their performance and lifecycle
  • Speaker to be confirmed
09:45Use Case: Advanced Metering Infrastructure - leveraging the deployment of smart meters and grid-edge sensors to derive granular insights into low-voltage network operation
  • Slawomir Noske - ENERGA-OPERATOR - Grid Asset Management 2019
    Slawomir Noske
    Director of Innovation Department, ENERGA-OPERATOR
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Use Case: UAVs and LIDAR - leveraging airborne lidar mapping to inspect overhead assets and create accurate 3D maps of network infrastructure
11:45IoT Cybersecurity - managing IoT cybersecurity to minimise disruption and objection to roll-out of sensor networks
  • Speaker to be confirmed
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00VR - leveraging next-generation virtual reality technology to gain a realistic view of current and future network conditions
  • Speaker to be confirmed
14:45AI - leveraging AI to efficiently improve grid awareness and support active distribution management capability
  • Speaker to be confirmed
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00Digital Twin Tutorial - developing a state-of-the-art platform of integrated systems that supports advanced strategic asset management with an accurate single source of truth
  • Speaker to be confirmed
17:30End of conference