Achieving energy system flexibility through effective DER integration & operation
1-3 October 2019 | London, UK

Welcome to Smart Grid Flexibility 2019

The first Smart Grid Flexibility conference took place October 2019, in London, UK. Drawing together specialists in flexibility and distributed energy, this utility-driven conference focussed on the strategic, commercial, and technical issues surrounding the flexible integration of DERs into the electricity system.

The utility-driven, case-study led conference programme also included 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 and flexibility technologies, an extended blockchain tutorial and a networking evening reception open to all participants.

Please check back later to see the programme for 2020.


Programme highlights include:

  • Case-study driven conference programme – gain in-depth insights into the latest flexibility projects and strategies of pioneering European utilities and understand how new systems and processes are being developed to support digital transformation
  • Technology-innovation panel discussions – quiz the leading flexibility solution and DER management system suppliers on the strength of their solutions and suitability for integration into the smart-utility environment
  • Roundtable breakout sessions – choose from a selection of intimate roundtables, each addressing a key theme arising from the opening day’s discussions, to allow you to delve deeper into the most specific issues impacting your organisation
  • Networking evening reception – relax and unwind after a full day of presentations and panel discussions, meet with colleagues from across the European smart grid community, reflect on new ideas and opportunities for collaboration
  • Exhibition area – displaying 10+ suppliers of the latest technologies within smart grid energy flexibility
  • Live demo labs – of the latest grid flexibility tools and technologies



Attendees in 2019 heard from 20+ smart grid flexibility case studies including:

Ricardo Perez

Head of Technology Portfolio and Sustainable Project DevelopmentEnel Global Infrastructure and Networks
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Colm Murphy

Head of Electricity Market Change DeliveryNational Grid ESO
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Dr. Biljana Stojkovska

Power Potential Project LeadNational Grid ESO
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Frans Campfens

Senior Consultant, Energy ConsultingQirion (Alliander)
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What past participants had to say