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

Date: 20th-24th March 2023

Format: In-Person

Venue: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport

Group Booking Discount – 10% discount for 3+ delegates, 30% discount for 5+ delegates and 50% discount for 10+ delegates booked from the same organisation at the same time!

Welcome to SGTech Week 2023

The 4th annual SGTech Week 2023 brings together 150+ utility Substation, SCADA System, Utility Telecom and Cybersecurity colleagues, for a review of the latest smart grid implementation projects and innovation roadmaps. The week-long programme combines a series of Standardisation workshops, with C’level plenary sessions, techno-commercial case-study presentations, technology innovation panel debates,  and intimate end-user roundtable discussions, to drive awareness of recent successes and setbacks as well as stimulate new ideas to drive the deployment of the smart grid further faster.

The multi-track format enables participants to fully immerse in the technical domain that is most relevant to their day-to-day responsibilities, whilst being able to pick and choose sessions from other tracks to enhance their working knowledge of other domains. By bringing multiple smart grid technical teams together under one roof, IT-OT integration is not only explored, it is facilitated and promoted to help drive the next phase of smart grid deployments with greater ease.

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Programme Structure:

Fundamentals of IEC 61850 Workshop

Monday 20th March 2023

The week begins with a practical workshop focused on one of the most crucial IEC standards for the smart grid: IEC 61850 for Substation Automation. Led by Christoph Brunner, Convenor of TC57 WG10, this is a great opportunity to get up to speed with the latest evolutions and applications of the standard.

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Smart Grid Technical Innovation Conference & Exhibition

Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd March 2023

The main conference opens with a morning of plenary sessions addressing the big macro issues facing the power grid, including the Energy Transition, Geopolitical pressures, Regulatory frameworks, Cybersecurity threats, and Workforce development demands. It then breaks into 3 technical tracks providing utility-driven reviews of the latest innovation projects and grid deployments in the areas of: Digital Substations, SCADA and Control Rooms, and Utility Telecom. 40+ utilities will share their lessons learnt from recent implementations and their roadmaps for the future to support a much faster pace of renewables integration to ensure energy security.

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Smart Grid Cybersecurity Briefing

Friday 24th March 2023

The week wraps up with a deep-diving briefing on Smart Grid Cybersecurity, in partnership with EE-ISAC, showcasing implementations of prevention, detection, and response strategies that are helping pioneering utilities get ahead of the threat.

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Discussion Themes Include:

  Applying IEC standards including IEC 61850, IEC CIM, IEC 62443 to drive the efficiency of the grid

  Driving the Energy Transition against a backdrop of new Geopolitical realities, revised regulatory frameworks, and intensifying cybersecurity threats

  Fast tracking the deployment of next generation digital substations based on standardised process bus architectures in HV, MV and LV networks

  Leveraging the latest SCADA features and functionalities to drive system integration and support the development of the self-healing grid

  Ensuring the reliability and security of advanced IP/MPLS based telecom networks based on the optimal mix of private utility and public carrier networks

  Implementing advanced cybersecurity prevention, detection and response strategies to drive next generation cybersecurity and get ahead of the threat

Programme Format Includes:

   Utility case-study driven agenda showcasing 40+ TSO and DSO techno-commercial implementations of smart grid technologies

   Technology innovation discussions enabling you to quiz future strategies and influence the direction of supplier product development roadmaps

   End-User roundtable discussion enabling you to bring your real-world grid innovation challenges to the table and benefit from the insights and advice of the entire smart grid ecosystem

   Hands-on practical workshops enabling you to get under the skin of complex IEC standards to ensure their cost-effective implementation in your environment

   Exhibition area displaying 30+ suppliers of smart grid products and services in the substation, SCADA, telecom and cybersecurity domains

   Extensive programme of facilitated networking including a Networking Evening Reception on the evening of conference day one, open to all participants

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