Driving grid innovation under increased regulatory pressure, intense cybersecurity threat, and rapidly rising demand for renewables integration

Date: 18th-22nd March 2024

Format: In-Person

Venue: Noordwijk, The Netherlands

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Many thanks to our sponsors for their support in ensuring that these crucial conversations take place, fuelling pace and progress in the smart grid sector

Platinum Sponsors

DNV

DNV is the independent expert in risk management and quality assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions. Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analysing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to manage technological and regulatory complexity with confidence. Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies. 

In the energy industry

DNV provides assurance to the entire energy value chain through its advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, the assurance provider helps industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. DNV is committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and supports customers to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Find out more at: www.dnv.co.uk

Gold Sponsors

OSI

AspenTech is a global asset management software leader accelerating and maximizing digital transformation initiatives and optimization solutions for capital-intensive industries. OSI – An AspenTech Business provides open, high-performance automation solutions to energy customers globally in the generation, transmission, distribution, utility and oil & gas industries. 

Find out more at: www.osii.com

FORTNET

Previously air-gapped OT environments are becoming increasingly connected due to Digital Transformation initiatives and a growing need to support distant assets remotely. The fundamental assumption – a discrete OT network – is undermined by this increased connectivity. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides a broad, integrated, and automated platform addressing the challenges of IT-OT convergence and tailored to the constraints found in OT and IT. Solutions to convergence challenges include customizing products to unique OT environmental conditions, such as rugged firewalls and switches, advanced threat protection offerings including endpoint protection, deception, sandboxing, and SOC/NOC tools that can synergistically scale across IT and OT.

Find out more at: www.fortinet.com 

Hitachi

Hitachi Energy serves customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

Find out more at: www.hitachienergy.com

OMICRON

OMICRON is the leading supplier of testing and supervision solutions for power utility communication systems utilizing the IEC 61850 standard.OMICRON's products support the whole lifecycle of IEC 61850 Digital Substations from design verification, evaluation, factory testing, commissioning, to operation and maintenance. The applications in protection, automation & control of electrical power systems in connection with IEC 61850 communication services are covered by a diverse portfolio of tools. The products range from pure software tools to protection and automation test sets and distributed test, measurement, recording, and supervision systems. OMICRON's intrusion detection system has a special focus on IEC 61850 and serves an important role for the Cybersecurity of Digital Substations. Multiple cybersecurity appliances are controlled by a central system that processes alerts and manages asset data such as an up-to-date vulnerability database. With OMICRON subsidiaries and service centres on every continent, the OMICRON team serves customers world-wide.

Find out more at: www.omicronenergy.com

Silver Sponsors

EY

The energy industry is in transition, experiencing rapid, fundamental change driven by increased electrification, decarbonization, digitization and the rise of distributed energy resources. Power transmission and distribution companies must accelerate their own transformation to unlock the opportunities this presents, while still addressing short-term operational and commercial pressures.

The EY Digital Grid practice is focused on delivering business outcomes and is built on extensive global experience in digital transformation. EY teams help transmission and distribution companies digitize their grids to build a resilient, flexible, and data-driven energy system that creates more value in a customer-centric, distributed clean energy future.

Find out more at: www.ey.com

COPA-DATA

COPA-DATA is an independent software manufacturer that specializes in digitalization for the manufacturing industry and energy sector. Its zenon® software platform enables users worldwide to automate, manage, monitor, integrate and optimize machines, equipment, buildings and power grids. COPA-DATA combines decades of experience in automation with the potential of digital transformation. In this way, the company supports its customers to achieve their objectives more easily, faster and more efficiently. The family-owned business was founded by Thomas Punzenberger in 1987 in Salzburg, Austria. In 2020, with more than 300 employees worldwide, it generated revenue of EUR 54 million. A sales network of international distributors and 13 subsidiaries ensures that the software is marketed worldwide. More than 300 certified partner companies further support end users with the efficient implementation of the software, particularly in the key industries of food & beverage, energy & infrastructure, automotive and pharmaceutical.

Find out more at: www.copadata.com

Chronos Technology 

We are looking forward to participating at SGTech Week 2024 in Amsterdam. Call by our stand and meet the team who will be happy to discuss how the transformation of energy distribution using smart grids is increasingly demanding and stretching the existing infrastructure to its limits, and explain how precision timing and synchronisation will make your infrastructure ready for all these changes.

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Find out more at: www.chronos.uk

Doble

Doble is the leading global energy industry provider of advanced testing solutions, innovative diagnostic systems, and premier engineering expertise to support a safe and sustainable future. Our companies and product lines include ISA, Morgan Schaffer, Phenix Technologies, TECHIMP, and Vanguard Instruments.

Find out more at: www.doble.uk

Live Demo Lab Sponsors

OSI

AspenTech is a global asset management software leader accelerating and maximizing digital transformation initiatives and optimization solutions for capital-intensive industries. OSI – An AspenTech Business provides open, high-performance automation solutions to energy customers globally in the generation, transmission, distribution, utility and oil & gas industries. 

Find out more at: www.osii.com

SUBNET Solutions Inc.

SUBNET Solutions Inc. (SUBNET) is a software engineering company that provides grid modernization solutions for the global utility industry.  Our solutions software provides “multi-vendor” device support, directly in contrast to the “vendor specific” offerings by most large utility device vendors. SUBNET provides MORE OT Security & Capabilities which will comply with NERC, IEC 62351, IEC 62443, ISO 27002. Through our Unified Grid Intelligence (UGI) software solutions, SUBNET will improve the overall grid reliability, and future-proofing infrastructure for anticipated growth in grid monitoring.

SUBNET’s Unified Grid Intelligence solutions are our 4 flagship products:

PowerSYSTEM Center™  |    PowerSYSTEM Server™

SubSTATION Server™     |    SubSTATION Explorer™

Find out more at: www.subnet.com

Megger

With more than 130 years of accumulated knowledge, Megger is a global provider of electrical power asset management, grid performance solutions and predictive analytics to inform and validate asset health decision-making. We support preventative and routine diagnostics in cable fault location, relay testing, power quality testing and much more. Also, we provide you monitoring and analytics solutions to enhance your grid insights by conducting predictive maintenance.

As partners, we’re working together to improve the operational efficiency of power and combined utilities by leveraging their collective intelligence to help the power industry reliably measure its own performance and take action to minimize unplanned downtime and system outages. By combining our knowledge, the IPS® Intelligent Data Lake was born. A unique solution where each party contributes an important and non-exchangeable part to the final product wouldn’t be possible without specific knowledge on both sides.

Find out more at: www.megger.com

COPA-DATA

COPA-DATA is an independent software manufacturer that specializes in digitalization for the manufacturing industry and energy sector. Its zenon® software platform enables users worldwide to automate, manage, monitor, integrate and optimize machines, equipment, buildings and power grids. COPA-DATA combines decades of experience in automation with the potential of digital transformation. In this way, the company supports its customers to achieve their objectives more easily, faster and more efficiently. The family-owned business was founded by Thomas Punzenberger in 1987 in Salzburg, Austria. In 2020, with more than 300 employees worldwide, it generated revenue of EUR 54 million. A sales network of international distributors and 13 subsidiaries ensures that the software is marketed worldwide. More than 300 certified partner companies further support end users with the efficient implementation of the software, particularly in the key industries of food & beverage, energy & infrastructure, automotive and pharmaceutical.

Find out more at: www.copadata.com

Energyworx

Energyworx is a market leader in cloud-based energy data management (EDM) platforms. Used by innovative utilities for electricity, gas & water. Energyworx helps utility companies manage, process and analyze high volumes of diverse data, helps them to quickly adapt to changing regulations and serve and inform more stakeholders in the value chain. The Energyworx platform has an integrated and preconfigured business layer that supports regulated EDM functionality, including templates for smart grid analytics use cases. Proven at large scale with millions of meters at 15 minute interval data  in production with a large European grid operator supporting all regulated processes.

Find out more at: www.energyworx.com

Bitstream

Bitstream is a leading manufacturer of advanced time and synchronization solutions tailored for critical infrastructures and TSN (time-sensitive networks). With nearly two decades of experience, we've consistently delivered reliable solutions in power utility, telecommunications, military, transportation, and industrial sectors. Focused on power utilities, we've deployed PRP/HSR, PTPv2, and GNSS solutions compliant with IEC 61850 standards. Globally engaged with utilities, we're trusted partners aiding engineers in digitalization challenges.  Join us at LIVE DEMO to explore our exceptional products, benefit from our experience, and discuss in-depth details about digitalization challenges.

Find out more at: www.bitstream.pl

Exhibitors

Megger

With more than 130 years of accumulated knowledge, Megger is a global provider of electrical power asset management, grid performance solutions and predictive analytics to inform and validate asset health decision-making. We support preventative and routine diagnostics in cable fault location, relay testing, power quality testing and much more. Also, we provide you monitoring and analytics solutions to enhance your grid insights by conducting predictive maintenance.

As partners, we’re working together to improve the operational efficiency of power and combined utilities by leveraging their collective intelligence to help the power industry reliably measure its own performance and take action to minimize unplanned downtime and system outages. By combining our knowledge, the IPS® Intelligent Data Lake was born. A unique solution where each party contributes an important and non-exchangeable part to the final product wouldn’t be possible without specific knowledge on both sides.

Find out more at: www.megger.com

WAGO

WAGO offers optimal solutions for high-tech control systems to effectively digitize your energy systems. Our controllers coordinate decentralized installations, while ensuring secure communication for the smart grid and the secure transfer of data to the cloud for analysis - all protected against cyber-attacks.

Our innovative controllers are trusted by leading energy innovators across the globe. Our clients have seen improvements in energy efficiency, communication performance, and security that meet their highest standards. Experience the power of WAGO and visit our stand!

Find out more at: www.wago.com/global

Grid to Great

Grid to Great is a pioneer in substation digitalization, enhancing grid flexibility, efficiency, and resilience for the energy transition. Our approach minimizes equipment and manpower, and harnesses real-time data for improved grid management. We offer a unique IEC61850 compliant product suite that digitizes data at the source enabling centralization of devices, and virtualization of substation functions paving the way for software-defined substations. As a recognized leader, we're redefining substation automation. Visit our booth and discover how we can shape a smarter substation future together.

Find out more at: www.gridtogreat.com

A Antennas

 A Antennas was established in 2001 to design antennas for  the forthcoming first generation smart meter roll out in Sweden.   Before that  the background in RF of the management/ owners goes back to 1980-1990ies  mobile phone business. A lot of field work was implemented together with the Swedish utilities and a lot learned. Since then we have won several tenders with companies like EDF/ Enedis, GRDF, Iberdrola, Endesa, eon group of companies, EWE, Vattenfall etc. Hence, today A- Antennas is a leading supplier of antennas and splitters to Smart metering/ grids in Europe.

Find out more at: www.a-antennas.se

Troia

Troia specializes in providing IT solutions that help your improve your business efficiency, performance and productivity. Main focus of the company is on solutions for effective asset and service management, solutions for the management and monitoring of IT systems, analytics and big data management, developing own augmented reality solutions and offering comprehensive consulting and technical support. The company is present in over 10 industries all over Europe and has successfully implemented and completed over 100 projects. It has been one of the leading asset management solution implementers in Europe for some time now and their team of experts is now making big advancements in advanced analytics and AR development.
Find out more at: www.troia.si