VIRTUAL EVENT: Driving innovation in network planning to achieve the next generation smart grid and facilitate decarbonisation at minimal disruption
17-19 November 2020 | Virtual Conference

Covid-19 Update
All 2020 conferences will be delivered online via the Swapcard Virtual Event platform at 30% discount on our standard conference fees.

Welcome to Smart Grid Innovation 2020. This conference brings together smart utility innovation leaders for an intensive review of how TSOs and DSOs are innovating and developing the next generation of smart grid assets and processes in-house. Join Heads of R&D, Chief Transformation Officers and Innovation Leads across all functions of the grid to learn how the major utilities are shaping and supporting their innovation efforts.

Welcome to Smart Grid Network Planning 2020

The inaugural Smart Grid Network Planning 2020 conference, exhibition and networking forum is tailored to the needs of smart utility professionals responsible for designing our future grid. Through peer-to-peer exchange you will gain strategies for solving the capacity challenges posed by the electrification of heat and transport, urbanisation, microgeneration and renewable integration, to enable net zero carbon emissions with ease, at minimal expenditure and within strict target deadlines.

Over three intensive days you will hear 18 practical use-cases from leading utilities on driving innovation in your network planning processes, along with expert advice from specialist consultants and prominent researchers. A broad range of topics will be scrutinised from state-of-the-art network simulation tools, distribution grid modernisation and flexibility, to local solutions and mixing energy vectors to create a future-proofed, sustainable system.

You will get to grips with innovative strategies for cost-effectively reinforcing your grid, leveraging advanced analytics to improving system operability, creating your digitalisation roadmap and, ultimately, designing an optimal grid.

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Event highlights include:


Case Study Programme

Hear from 18+ Network Planning leaders on best practice guidelines for digital network planning, lessons learnt from integrating state-of-the-art simulation tools and effectively planning for a decarbonised grid

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Utility Heavy Speaker Line-Up

Recommended though our audience research, handpicked for their depth of knowledge, and the innovative projects they are involved with.

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Roundtable Discussions

Take the opportunity to brainstorm and problem solve with peers from across the smart grid industry, to tackle the greatest network planning challenges at this moment.

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Planning Innovation Technology Panel

Evaluate the latest tools for driving innovation in the planning process to improve operational efficiency and ease the design process for a future-proofed, digitised and decarbonised grid.

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Solution Zone

Running alongside the main 3-day conference, the solution zone provides a focused display of network planning products and services, with experts available to discuss your specific challenges and provide tailored advice to help propel your implementation plans to the next level.

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Tutorial on Local Energy Communities

Working in small groups, you will understand how to develop a robust plan for upgrading the distribution network and create new market models to leverage local solutions for improved system operability.

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18+ utility case studies including:

Dan Garvey

Daniel Garvey

Head of Network Planning & DevelopmentCitiPower and Powercor
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