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


2019 Day 1: Markets & System Operation Tuesday 1 October 2019 Download
08:00Registration & Refreshments
08:45Opening remarks from the chair
09:00Industry Roadmap for DERs – developing a practical strategy for mass DER uptake through effective support for a diverse range of energy market actors
  • Ricardo Perez
    Head of Technology Portfolio and Sustainable Project Development, Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks
09:40DNO to DSO Transformation – transforming the role of the distribution operator to deliver a reliable, decentralised energy system
10:20Morning refreshments, networking & exhibition
10:50Panel: Future Markets – evaluating the necessary changes to energy markets and system actor responsibilities to drive forward flexibility and meet the challenge of mass DER uptake
  • Colm Murphy
    Head of Electricity Market Change Delivery, National Grid ESO
  • Sanni Aumala
    Development Lead, Strategic Development, Elenia
  • Peter Frampton
    Market Architect, Elexon (UK Third-Party Market Operator)
12:20Lunch, networking & exhibition
13:50Roles in new flexibility markets – developing an independent marketplace to optimize exchange of flexibility across the energy system
  • Rune Hogge - NODES
    Rune Hogga
    Chairman of the Board, NODES & CEO, Agder Energi Fleksibilitet
14:30Evolutions in the Balancing market – opening up balancing services to all technologies and all voltage levels
15:10Afternoon refreshments, networking & exhibition
15:40Transmission System Operation – effectively maintaining the real-time security and resilience of the transmission system as DERs replace conventional generation
16:20Investing for Flexibility – developing a robust investment decision-making framework for weighing up flexibility investments with traditional grid reinforcement
17:00Roundtable Discussions
18:30Networking Reception
20:00Close of conference day one
2019 Day 2: DER Integration & Management Wednesday 2 October 2019 Download
08:30Registration & Refreshments
09:00Opening remarks from the chair
  • Frank Jacobs - Accenture
    Frank Jacobs
    Senior Principal Transmission & Distribution, Accenture
09:10Active Network Management – leveraging automation to ensure reliable operation of distribution grid with high levels of DER penetration
  • Frans Campfens
    Senior Consultant, Energy Consulting, Qirion (Alliander)
  • Tim Joosten
    Project Manager Grid Innovation, Qirion (Alliander)
9:50TSO-DSO Interface – Coordinating transmission and distribution networks to support greater levels of DER penetration
  • Dr. Biljana Stojkovska
    Power Potential Project Lead, National Grid ESO
  • Dr. Rita Shaw
    Power Potential Project Lead, UK Power Networks
10:30Morning refreshments, networking & exhibition
11:00Technology Innovation Panel: Distributed Energy Management – developing highly-customizable platforms and tools for the dynamic management of DERs to meet the current and future needs of grid operators
  • Alan Gooding
    Executive Director, Smarter Grid Solutions
  • Luc Hossenlopp - Schneider Electric - Grid Asset Management 2019
    Luc Hossenlopp
    CTO Energy Digital Solutions, Schneider Electric
12:00Lunch, networking & exhibition
13:20Local Energy Markets - Developing a local energy market platform to deliver ancillary services from flexible resources at the distribution level
14:00Local Energy Communities – developing mechanisms to facilitate the local exchange of energy between DER operators and deliver a more decentralized energy system
15:10Afternoon refreshments, networking & exhibition
15:50LV Network Visibility – Leveraging data-driven methods to maximise DER capacity through improved visibility of LV networks
16:30Grid Planning – optimising grid planning and investment strategy to meet the demands of a more complex and distributed generation and demand landscape
  • Francis Verhelst
    Francis Verhelst
    Senior Expert Asset Manager, Asset Planning & Grid Development, Fluvius
17:10Close of conference day two
2019 Day 3: New Technology & Innovation Thursday 3 October 2019 Download
08:00Registration & Refreshments
08:45Opening remarks from the chair
09:00DER Forecasting - leveraging advanced analytical engines to ensure reliable network performance through accurate forecasting
  • Frank Jacobs - Accenture
    Frank Jacobs
    Senior Principal Transmission & Distribution, Accenture
09:40Flexibility Standards – designing a standardized interface for device and application agnostic procurement of flexibility services from a wide range of actors
10:20Morning refreshments, networking & exhibition
10:50Storage in Rural Networks – Leveraging battery storage to improve the resilience and quality of supply in rural distribution networks
  • Ramon Gallart Fernández
    Head of Innovation, Estabanell Energia
  • Ignacio Oporto
    Ignacio Porto
    Market and Technology Consultant, Entra Agregación y Flexiblidad
11:30Battery Storage – effectively integrating battery storage solutions into the smart grid to deliver a crucial source of flexibility to the energy system
  • Matthew Rowe - DNV GL
    Matthew Rowe
    Senior Consultant and Head of the Energy Storage Department, DNV-GL
12:10Power-to-Gas Storage – leveraging existing gas infrastructure to provide a source of large-scale storage and flexibility
  • Heidi Saastamoinen
    Research Scientist Renewable Energy Processes, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
12:50Lunch, networking & exhibition
14:20Embedded Microgrids – developing local generation within microgrids to act as decentralised flexibility and grid service providers
  • Travis Kauschke - South Australia Power Networks
    Travis Kauschke
    Future Networks Engineer, South Australia Power Networks
  • Arnold McKinley
    Teaching Fellow, University College London
15:00Vehicle-to-Grid Services – preparing the energy system for the mass uptake of EVs and exploring their potential as a flexible asset delivering Vehicle-to-Grid response
15:40Afternoon refreshments, networking & exhibition
16:10Democratizing Energy with Blockchain – revolutionizing the energy system with an open source, public blockchain that fully supports decentralized flexibility
16:30Transactive Energy - scaling local markets to enable the active participation of DNOs
  • Ewald Hess
    Ewald Hess
    Chairman, Energy Web Foundation CEO, Grid Singularity
16:50Cybersecurity – mitigating elevated cybersecurity risks from higher volumes of smart grid devices and greater levels of information exchange between system actors
17:30Close of conference day three