"This was a fantastic learning and networking event, with a wide range of topics ranging from theory and strategy to actual implementation."

Neil Meredith, Lead Solution Architect, SSE
Common Information Model 2020

"A very well organised and delivered event. It was an ideal setup bringing all experts together into a seamless and nicely blended collaboration to provide the insights and depths of CIM considerations and approaches,
also solutions at their fields of expertise."

Yiannakis Ioannou, Assistant Network Manager GIS coordination, Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Common Information Model 2020

"A great mix between theory and real-life examples"

Svein Olsen, Information Architect, Statnett
Common Information Model 2020

"An excellent combination of grid operator, manufacturing and consulting...was a really good experience"

Daniel Kemper, Asset Manager, Netze BW
Predictive Maintenance 2020

"The best event for sharing and discussing about Digital Substations"

Javier Figueira, Design, Red Electrica Espana
Digital Substations 2019

"Digital Substations 2019 was a great opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge with great experts on real implementation of digital substations."

Pablo Humeres Flores, Engineer, Electrosul Brasil
Digital Substations 2019

“The networking was great. It was easy to find others who have the same problems and even the solution to our problems."

Erik Wekander, Control Engineer, Svenska Kraftnet
Digital Substations 2019

"IEC 61850 Global 2019 covered very comprehensive and broad aspects of the power system and focused on IEC 61850 updates as well as a wide range of advanced technologies associated with the power system. The event was extremely well organised and the quality of presenters/presentations and topics is the best that I have ever been involved in."

Tuan Vu, Senior Digital Asset Strategies Engineer, POWERLINK QUEENSLAND
IEC 61850 Global 2019

"It connects everyone to the IEC 61850 world"

Mo Yau Sang, Engineer II, CLP Power Hong Kong
IEC 61850 Global 2019

“An excellent opportunity to look further than the end of your own nose and acknowledge that other people's solutions to shared problems may be far better than yours"

Julio E. Dominguez, SAS Designer, UFD
IEC 61850 Global 2019

“A mature conference that build bridges among the European utilities for a GIS centric digitalization platform

Yiannakis Ioannou, GIS Coordinator and Engineering, Electricity Authority of Cyprus
GIS4SmartGrid 2019

“Smart Grid Big Data 2019 showed to have not only high-level speakers and presentations but also to be a perfect place for networking with leaders in big data within the smart grid. It was a pleasure to participate in such an event and exchange knowledge with colleagues in the utility sector”

Rita Viegas, Data Analyst, EDP Distribuicao
Smart Grid Big Data 2019

“The combination of presentations related for smart grids and machine learning analytics is probably the most relevant for any data scientist within the grid utilities”

Tobias Haumann, Data Scientist, Agder Energi Nett
Smart Grid Big Data 2019

“The presentations were very insightful and it was good to know the main challenges of the T and D companies and how data analytics helps in solving those challenges. Some of the use cases that were discussed have led to new projects and ideas that are being developed in our company”

Sergio Hernan Ortega Moreno, Reliability and Risk Analyst, Transelec S.A.
Smart Grid Big Data 2019

“It was great to hear the development and challenges of other utilities on this new environment. There were really great presentations including inspirational messages, impressive pilots and great innovative ideas. After Grid Asset Management 2019 we believe we are going forward on the right direction and were able to bring back additional ideas and contacts for the future business cases”

Yamshid Farhat, Smart Grid Engineer, BKW
Grid Asset Management 2019

“SGTech Europe 2019 was a great opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge about technology trends and implementation of digital substations.”

Pablo Humeres Flores, Head of the Digital Supervision and Substation Automation Sector, Eletrosoul Brazil
SGTech Europe 2019

“The most useful thing about SGTech is the information about the new developments, visions and experiences of other utility companies.”

Hans Slootjes, Consultant, Stedin
SGTech Europe 2019

“Good mix of presentations around already modified projects in the field of digital substations, as well as future challenges, and networking opportunities with people from other utility companies.”

Fredi Belavic, Asset Management, Austrian Power Grid
SGTech Europe 2019

“Great event and opportunity to discuss with peers and industry the most critical topics in the agenda of a DSO digital substations, telecommunications, cyber security, and SCADA challenges.”

Aurelio Blanquet, Director of Networks Digital Platforms, EDP Distribuicao
SGTech Europe 2019

“I really enjoyed the discussions about shared problematic issues with the experts. Sharing points of view with peers and often other DNOs.”

Damien Garcia, Responsable Technique Exploitation, Strasbourg Électricité Réseaux
GIS4SmartGrid 2019

“GIS4SmartGrid is worth both the time and the effort to gather and discuss the matters of innovation to success. Take a step back, think and act quickly to tackle the challenges, this is the main message.”

Yiannakis Ioannou, GIS Coordinator and Engineering, Electricity Authority of Cyprus
GIS4SmartGrid 2019

“I really enjoyed the conference. It was very valuable to me and really well organized, a unique possibility to exchange knowledge with like-minded people from other utilities. I certainly recommend GIS4SmartGrid for other companies wishing to take the next step in this area.”

Raffael Hilber, Head of Development Network Information, BKW
GIS4SmartGrid 2019

“Head about a lot about advances on the standard and its application in real projects, and how much it really costs to migrate to IEC 61850 for existing substations.”

Horacio Domingos, Director, EDM
IEC 61850 Global 2018

“It was good to see how the standard must be synchronized with utilities needs’ in order to direct the standard to these needs. At last hearing from the vendors at the front end who model the standard for final
use for the utilities.”

Gwennael Delhiere, Asset Manager Secondary Systems, Elia
IEC 61850 Global 2018

“IEC 61850 Global allowed me to understand the challenges European utilities are facing with the adoption of IEC 61850, it was eye opening to see that we face the same challenges at the same time.”

Andrew Shorn, Senior P&C Engineer, NB Power
IEC 61850 Global 2018

“Grid Analytics Europe 2018 represented the perfect occasion to learn about innovation projects from our colleagues in Europe and it was a great opportunity for networking and sharing experiences and ideas.”

Luca Grella, Innovation Workstream Lead, UK Power Networks
Grid Analytics Europe 2019

“A really useful conference with interesting speakers and topics about the data management challenges grid companies face today. I got many new ideas and got inspired to start implementing these ideas.”

Femia van Stiphout, Data Management Professional, Enexis
Grid Analytics Europe 2019

“Grid Analytics Europe is one of the very few bodies that found an optimal balance between technical and business level of information in specific IT case-studies in the utility universe. Great platform with huge know- how pool for both technicians, IT specialists and managers as well.”

Petr Lang, Project Manager, Asset Strategy & Projects, E.ON
Grid Analytics Europe 2019

"This conference provided an array of technically detailed presentations. Rather than being too generic and high level, the material presented facilitated much learning in a short time frame. There was also an excellent level of informal interaction among participants. A couple of days well spent."

Cormac Long, IP Technical Consultant, ESB Ireland
UtiliNet Europe 2018

"At this point when the Telco is becoming a core pillar of the utility of the future, this type of events is a must- attend, especially as it delivers up to the pre-event marketing promise. Well worth the investment."

Luis Matias, Associate Director, EDP Distribuciao
UtiliNet Europe 2018

"Unique conference where you can find solutions and best practices for telecommunications in utility companies."

Zarko Velicovic, Telecommunication Department Manager, EMS JSC
UtiliNet Europe 2018

“IntelliSub Europe 2018 provided a range of very interesting topics and speakers with great delivery.”

Alvar Suun, Chief Specialist, Network Technology Development, Elektrilevi
IntelliSub Europe 2018

“Good case studies. Explained some of the issues with top-down IEC 61850 modelling with enthusiastic presenters.”

Andrew West, Regional Technical Director, SUBNET
IntelliSub Europe 2018

“Some excellent presentations and a really good look into the future.”

Alfred Einfalt, Senior Key Expert, Siemens
IntelliSub Europe 2018

“Great event and a unique opportunity to discuss with utility peers and vendors the challenges and opportunities of the total transformation on network operation systems.”

Aurelio Blanquet, Director, EDP
NextGen SCADA Europe 2018

“Good opportunity to share updates with colleagues in IT/OT, discover different approaches for the same problems, and learn about new market developments.”

Ton Rijnan, IT Service Officer EMS, Tennet TSO
NextGen SCADA Europe 2018

“Showing information and experiences of cyber security architectures helps to bring our own activities into a common order to get success in following best practice.”

Markus Lenzin, Head of Substation Automation, Swissgrid
NextGen SCADA Europe 2018

“Great for keeping up to date on IEC 1850 standards and real-world application issues.”

Manuel Pimenta, Senior Engineer, Con Edison
IEC 61850 Europe 2017

“A very useful time, open exchange of ideas and information. Excellent real-world presentations.”

Allan Wales, Distribution Systems Specialist, SP Energy Networks
IEC 61850 Europe 2017

“It was my first time visiting such a conference. We have been using IEC 61850 for some years in our company, but this conference helped me better understand the issues and problems of IEC 61850.”

Leonard Zvorovski, Manager, Elektrilevi OÜ
IEC 61850 Europe 2017

“The world of utilities is becoming better in getting insights from data with advanced analytics. This conference showed that we have made a step forward again but still struggle in making the right IT platform selections, open source, or better still not having data management challenges and prioritise our key use cases. Let’s go on and inspire each other. Plenty of value ahead.”

Robin Hagemans, Manager Data & Insights, Alliander
Grid Analytics Europe 2017

“Grid Analytics Europe gave me an excellent insight into how analytics are used to transform this industry into the digital world.”

Vegard Larsen, VP Business Development, Doble Engineering
Grid Analytics Europe 2017

“A very good balance of all components and aspects that are important for a digital grid business, good variety.”

Oliver Motz, Managing Consultant, Innogy Consulting
Grid Analytics Europe 2017

“Great mix of participants with insights about challenges that utilities are facing now and in the future. The conference was well organised and structured with very relevant topics.”

Oleg Gulich, Smart Grid Project Manager, Caruna
SGTech Europe 2017

“The exchange with experts provided new inputs and allowed for a reflection of new ideas. SGTech Europe 2017 proved once more to be invaluable.”

Michael Knuchel, Project Manager, SAS, Swissgrid
SGTech Europe 2017

“A lot of innovation and knowledge shown in the presentations, also thank you for the round tables organised on day one of the conference.”

Lievan Degroote, Head of Distribution Operations Centre, Eandis
SGTech Europe 2017

“Excellent conference, excellent programme, excellent networking, and a great opportunity to learn and share about cyber security. The hottest topic in the digital transformation of the energy sector.”

Aurelio Blanquet, Director, EDP Distribuição
SmartSec Europe 2016

“A great event focused on the energy sector, great networking and collaboration. The attendees are knowledgeable and participate in the subjects discussed.”

David Willacy, Global Head Digital Risk and External UK/EU Engagement, National Grid
SmartSec Europe 2016

“A good platform to share experiences, know-how and ideas to get the efforts in the same direction in the energy sector.”

Markus Lenzin, Head of Substation Automation Systems, Swissgrid
SmartSec Europe 2016

"Essential forum to enable free dissemination of industry progress along with the opportunity to feedback information between a diverse group of users/vendors."

Darren Griffin, Lead Engineer, Engineering Design & Standards, SP Energy Networks
IEC 61850 Europe 2016

"The conference has really expanded my knowledge of IEC 61850 which will allow me to inform my colleagues and assist our DNO/DSO based approach to outlining our smart network strategy."

Sean Stack, Substation Standard Engineer, UK Power Networks
IEC 61850 Europe 2016

"The conference gave revelation of what the next steps within IEC 61850 should be."

Berkan Kapkac, Substation Automation System Specialist, Vattenfall
IEC 61850 Europe 2016

“This conference gives a very good overview of use and business cases of different European DSOs and other companies for analytics. You have a perfect environment for networking and information exchange.”

Sven Schillack, Referent Data Management, 50Hertz Transmission
Grid Analytics Europe 2016

“Grid Analytics Europe provides a nice network of peers in the analytics domain. A broad view on where we are in grid analytics on every aspect these days. Enough challenges ahead.”

Robin Hagemans, Manager Analytics, Innovations & Livinglabs, Alliander
Grid Analytics Europe 2016

“I enjoyed my time at Grid Analytics, learning about progress in Europe, and gaining new perspectives on how to enhance our analytics capability.”

John R. Baranowski, Senior Consultant, EMS and Model Management, PJM Interconnection
Grid Analytics Europe 2016

“Excellent forum to meet peers from the DSO scene in Europe for the exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices in the field of telecommunications for power distribution grids.”

Jürgen Tusch, Head of Telecoms, RWE
SGTech Europe 2015

“A great opportunity to meet utilities from all over Europe, and to hear about their plans to upgrade their networks to support packet-based services. It was interesting to see different migration strategies and how utilities adapted to that. The conference was very well organized. Exactly according to plan. High quality presentations which fully covered the different challenges in the industry.”

Børre Jensen, Manager of Network Department, BKK Fibre
SGTech Europe 2015

“An enjoyable conference providing a very good overview of the state-of-the-art SCADA technology and solutions as well as addressing questions that really matter, like SCADA security.
The visit was a very good investment.”

Walter Schaffer, Head of Electrical Grids & Smart Grids Program Manager, Salzburg Netz
SGTech Europe 2015

“IEC 61850 Europe 2014 offered an excellent opportunity to meet and share experiences with a diverse group of 61850 experts from all over the world. The conference was well organised and the content of the presentations of high quality.”

Tõnis Tajur, Senior SCADA Specialist, Elektrilevi OÜ
IEC 61850 Europe 2014

“A very useful review of new service features and the implementation of IEC 61850 outside the substation up to the data control centre.”

Marios Pappoutis, Networks Engineer, Electricity Authority of Cyprus
IEC 61850 Europe 2014

“IEC 61850 Europe 2014 helped me understand all the elements of 61850 across the board. The workshop was extremely useful on a technical level with the conference filling in the gaps on how to use it.”

Andy Ward, Technology Projects Manager, Northern Power Grid
IEC 61850 Europe 2014

“Good information on what is going on in the SCADA market including the problems, solutions, and new ideas of other DSOs and TSOs.”

Luka Močnik, Process Automation Engineer, Elektro Gorenjska
NextGen SCADA Europe 2014

“It was good to be able to share with utility colleagues and vendors aspects of the system architecture, business process, evolution. All the main vendors were present in the exhibition with demo systems.”

Jesús Carrillo Martinez, Head of Real Time Systems, UNION FENOSA distribución
NextGen SCADA Europe 2014

“A very interesting forum where you can be informed of the experiences from both manufacturers and utilities. A lot of information about the future and where manufacturers and utilities believe the energy market will lead to.”

Marios Pappoutis, Network Engineer, Electricity Authority of Cyprus
NextGen SCADA Europe 2014

"SmartSec Europe 2014 provided me with the information and contacts to plan my cyber-security roadmap for the next 12-24 months."

Noel Comerford, Security Analyst, ESB
SmartSec Europe 2014

"A great opportunity to learn what is out there today and will be coming tomorrow concerning smart grid security solutions."

Steven Frère, Senior Smart Meter Communication Specialist, Eandis
SmartSec Europe 2014

"Very useful to be able to find out about the current initiatives under way in other organisations."

Ian Miller, Senior SCADA Specialist, Scottish Power
SmartSec Europe 2014

“A very informative and entertaining event. Good networking opportunities.”

Ray Zhang, Technical Leader, Protection, Control & Automation, National Grid
IntelliSub Europe 2013

“A worthwhile conference for finding out what EU countries are working on in the innovation space.”

Andrew Urquhart, Research and Development Project Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
IntelliSub Europe 2013

“Well organised event, outstanding speaker line-up.”

Ervin Fekovic, Senior Communications Engineer & Strategic Planner, United Energy
IntelliSub Europe 2013

“I found it really useful to see that the issues faced across Europe are similar to those facing my own company. There are some really useful ideas that I can take back.”

Jenny Woodruff, Innovation and Low Carbon Engineer, Future Networks Team, Western Power Distribution
Grid Analytics Europe 2013

“Valuable insights from market leaders promoting new ideas.”

Robert Power, Operations Systems Engineer, ESB Networks
Grid Analytics Europe 2013

“Grid Analytics Europe 2013 was a refreshing experience where utilities came together with some thought leaders to share knowledge and thinking. Definitely worth attending next year.”

Julian Green, Industry Sales Lead, Operational Technologies for Utilities, Oracle
Grid Analytics Europe 2013

“The excellent preparation of the event created the best conditions for sharing experiences, benchmarking and networking.”

Rui Franco, Director, REN TELECOM
UtiliNet Europe 2013

“Once again Phoenix Forums presented a high-quality conference focused on one of the most important challenges for utilities. Throughout, an excellent blend of conference, workshops, exhibition and networking, that were successfully driven, forward looking with open discussions participated by all participants.”

Aurelio Blanquetto, Director, EDP Distribution
UtiliNet Europe 2013

“Great to be able to see what companies do and how they think about future telecom challenges. Also, the teleportation in MPLS network was very interesting.”

Denis Ansic, Systems Engineer, E.ON
UtiliNet Europe 2013

“Very intensive, all rounded and useful on IEC 61850. Very professional workshop and conference.”

Yan Yan Lee, Engineer, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
IEC 61850 Europe 2013

“Coming from the operations area I obtained an acceptable knowledge of the protocol and its on-going developments at this conference, useful to orientate future company developments.”

Alberto Cerretti, Engineer, Enel
IEC 61850 Europe 2013

“What I especially like about this conference, is that it’s about one specific topic, that I am interested in learning more about.”

Patrik Lindblad, Team leader, Relay Protection, Fingrid
IEC 61850 Europe 2013

“The place to be when it comes to SCADA and operational technology in general.”

Lhoussain Lhassani, Senior Asset Manager, Stedin
NextGen SCADA Europe 2013

“NextGen SCADA was a great place to get to know what goes around in the energy sector, from TSOs and DSOs to vendors with future system solutions.”

Stefan Tholen, Analyst Netcalc, Elia System Operator
NextGen SCADA Europe 2013

“NextGen SCADA is a unique occasion to get first-hand information regarding the actual situation and current developments of SCADA/DMS from various utilities, vendors and consultant from all over Europe.”

Pierre-Jacques Le Quellec, Senior Project Manager, Electricité De France
NextGen SCADA Europe 2013

“Large diversity of subjects regarding intelligent substations which concretely give an image of future smart grids.”

Sander Schouwenaar, Innovator, Asset Management, Enexis
IntelliSub Europe 2012

“IntelliSub is an interesting place to meet European people and their knowledge about how they see the future of smart grid. It is a very good place to network and discover different points of view.”

Nils Sareczki, Responsable Application TR, Services Industriels de Genève
IntelliSub Europe 2012

“High quality platform for exchanging knowledge and networking.”

Bart Schouwink, International Business Development, Locamation
IntelliSub Europe 2012