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SMi's Realisation of the Future Grid has been developed to specifically address the perspectives and challenges faced by Distribution Network Operators. As the only event in the European marketplace of this nature, this conference will cover in depth case studies on smart grid infrastructure, distribution, security, privacy and technical interoperability challenges facing the DNO industry. Attendees will gain valuable insight into what lies ahead for the UK and European market, as well as have the opportunity to interact and discuss specific case studies through a new roundtable format.

 

"The SMI Realisation of the Future Grid conference had probably the best agenda of any of the conferences we have participated in lately, with a very high calibre of speakers and a great range of relevant, timely topics for today’s utility companies. The delegate profile was highly focused, and we had many interesting conversations over the networking breaks and at our booth in the exhibition area."
4RF Communications, June 2010 

Bring your questions to the conference and get one to one advice from our speakers who will make themselves available for you:


ENDESA will be available to discuss the MALAGA SMART CITY

ALLIANDER will be available to discuss TELECOMS FOR SMART GRIDS 

STEDIN will be available to discuss PILOT EXPERIENCES 

  • Among a plethora of Smart Grid events, we have specifically developed Future Grids with a DNO perspective
  • Gain valuable insight into key Smart Grid drivers and future DNO challenges
  • Hear from UK and Government initiatives on developing a low carbon economy
  • Develop a better understanding of next generation smart utility infrastructure and distribution issues
  • Engage key stakeholders and leverage crucial business opportunities
  • Understand Smart Grid challenges associated with the development of next generation networks
  • Learn how key integration and interoperability players are unifying the future grid movement
  • Utilities
  • Technology vendors/ICT professionals
  • Infrastructure developers
  • Power and automation technologies
  • Cyber security specialists
  • Telecoms, wireless providers
  • Manufacturers/Vendors
  • Government/regulatory agencies
  • Financial community 
  • Job titles:
  • CEO
  • CTO
  • CIO
  • Future Network Managers
  • Head of Transmission and Distribution
  • Energy and Utility Directors General Managers
  • Vice President
  • Global Directors
  • Head of Strategy and Innovation
  • Smart Grid Directors
  • Head of AMR
  • VP of Strategy and Innovation
  • Global Business Development Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Engineering
  • Consultant
  • Technology Directors
  •  Modeling and Strategy

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Bill  Brown

Bill Brown , Practice Director - UK, Ireland and the Nordics, Oracle

9:10 Future Networks and the Electricity Market Reform

Andrew Perry

Andrew Perry, Head of Network Strategy, Department of Energy and Climate Change
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  • Changes to the way we supply and use energy
  • Transforming our electricity system
  • Understanding variations in power generation and demand
  • Smarter Grid: information and communications technology
  • 9:45 OFGEM SMART GRIDS OVERVIEW

    Rachel Fletcher

    Rachel Fletcher, Partner, Distribution, Ofgem

    Smart Grid Forum
    LCN Fund projects
    Development of the Innovation Stimulus

    10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:40 FUTURE GRID REALISATION

    Michael  Edgar

    Michael Edgar , Strategy Development Manager Future Transmission Networks, National Grid Plc

  • Understanding the generation mix
  • Demand and supply
  • Decentralisation of electricity production
  • 11:15 LOW CARBON LONDON – A LEARNING JOURNEY

    Cristiano Marantes

    Cristiano Marantes , Head of Technical Strategy Future Networks, UK Power Networks

  • Creating a blueprint for smart electricity distribution network for London
  • Smart grid technologies
  • Commercial arrangements to engage customers
  • Meeting the challenges of demand with low carbon production
  • Changing the way we run our networks
  • 11:50 LOW CARBON NETWORK HUB PROJECT

    Jeff  Douglas

    Jeff Douglas , Head of Network Srategy and Development, Western Power Distribution

  • What’s the problem? – the drivers of smart distributed generation connection
  • What technology? – the network functionality needed to facilitate DG connections
  • How might this work commercially?- what makes a small solution attractive to customers and network businesses
  • How do we share learning?- who might have useful inputs or be interested in our findings, and maybe taking them to newsituations
  • 12:25 CUSTOMERS AND THE FUTURE SMART GRID

    Petter  Allison

    Petter Allison, Director of Smart Metering , British Gas

  • Domestic consumption profiles
  • Low Carbon Technology stresses on the network
  • Linking homes to the networks
  • The Customer-Led Network revolution
  • Engaging customers
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    13:50 SMART CONNECTED INFRASTRUCTURE *bullets and title to be confirmed

    Stephen Cunningham

    Stephen Cunningham, CEO of Landis Gyr UK & Ireland, Landis + Gyr

  • Holistic approach to smart grid communications infrastructure
  • The benefits for utilities
  • Accelerating standard based solutions
  • Integration of capabilitieS
     - Renewables
     - Plug in Vehicles
     - Distribution Automation
  • 14:30 SMART GRID THE INCREMENTAL CHANGES TO A DNO – A SCOTTISH POWER PERSPECTIVE

    Diyar  Kadar

    Diyar Kadar , Technology Manager, Scottish power

  • Smart grid changes are happening to our network on an accelerated scale and it is not just about the technical challenges but also commercial and stakeholder engagement
  • Challenges in integrating the various projects and initiatives to develop an efficient energy supply chain
  • ScottishPower experience in EV trials –TSB and Plugged in Places (PiP)
    1. TSB trial was focussed on the city centre of Glasgow where an EV infrastructure and EVs where rolled out
    2. PiP is focussed on building a charging infrastructure that will join the geographical locations (Edinburgh and Glasgow)
  • ScottishPower experience in Anglesey
    1. Area with high penetration of PV
    2. Analysis and studies shows requirements for new ways to monitor and integrate micro generation
  • 15:05 Afternoon Tea

    15:25 ESB NETWORKS APPROACH TO FUTURE SMART NETWORKS

    Teresa Fallon

    Teresa Fallon, Manager Smart Networks, ESB

  • Developing ESB Networks 2030 Vision
  • Research Collaborations to drive the optimum grid of the future
  • Award winning innovations in Integrating world leading scales of Renewables on a grid through the distribution network
  • The truth about Smart Meters - Results of ESB Networks and Irelands world leading Smart Meter Customer Behaviour and technology trials
  • Preparing for new demand response technologies including Electric Cars, Heat pumps
  • Smart Electricity network and operations to manage and deliver the benefits
  • Putting the critical supports of future networks in place -mmunications, Telecoms, It Technology platforms.
  • 16:00 UTILISING LOCAL GENERATION AND DEMAND RESPONSE TO REDUCE BOTH NETWORK STRESS AND HEADROOM CAPACITY BUILD

    Alastair Martin

    Alastair Martin, Chief Strategy Officer, Flextricity

  •  Integrating CHP and standby diesel generation to cover seasonal load variations
  • I&C demand response to accommodate better utililisation of available headroom
  • Network system and operational preparation for renewables
  • A checklist for DNOs to enable improved deployment of flexible smart grid.
  • 16:35 PERSPECTIVES FROM A CONSUMER FOCUSED TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY ON THE LINKS BETWEEN SMART GRIDS AND OTHER MAJOR NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMMES

    Jo Wright

    Jo Wright , Vice President Smart Meters and Grids, BT

  • Over the coming years a range of nationwide capabilities will be deployed to homes in Great Britain such as Smart Meters, Digital Television, Fibre based communications, and other Next Generation Access capabilities
  • Consumers will also be offered a wide range of innovative services from home management to entertainment and digital content from a wide range of commercial companies
  • What opportunities are there to combine some of these developments to enhance consumer take up and support, and maximize value for money?
  • What conflicts may arise that will need to be managed to avoid causing consumer concerns?
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Bill  Brown

    Bill Brown , Practice Director - UK, Ireland and the Nordics, Oracle

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Bill  Brown

    Bill Brown , Practice Director - UK, Ireland and the Nordics, Oracle

    9:10 SECURING CRITICAL NETWORKS USING UNIDIRECTIONAL SECURITY GATEWAYS

    Brooke  Afick

    Brooke Afick, Director of Sales, Waterfall Solutions Ltd

    TBC

    9:50 MALAGA SMART CITY

    Felipe Alvarez-cuevas Figuerola

    Felipe Alvarez-cuevas Figuerola, Project Manager , Endesa Distribucion

  • Justifies the drivers and motivation of the project from the point of view of an utility.
  • Explains the vision and scope of the project.
  • Proposes a conceptual and functional architecture to deploy in Malaga.
  • Finishes, describing the project decomposition, and main achievements.
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 THE ROADMAP TO SMART GRIDS FOR A DUTCH DNO FROM IDEAS TO REALISATION

    Inge  Wijgerse

    Inge Wijgerse, Asset Management Innovation, Stedin

  • Successes and obstacles
  • Projects and Pilots
  • Points of interest (e.g. Electric heating & Electric transport)
  • 11:30 SMART METERS AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF SMARTGRIDS - EXPERIENCES AT VATTENFALL

    Peter  Soderstrom

    Peter Soderstrom , Technical Development manager at Vattenfall Distribution Nordic, Vattenfall A B

  • Vattenfall Distribution  Smart Meter  roll out in Sweden and Finland, a brief history
  • Smart Meters for improved billing, outage management and user transparency
  • Case studies of  Smart Meter  improvements
  • Future steps for integrating the Smart Meters with SmartGrids
  • 12:10 A METHODOLOGY FOR STRUCTURED AND AUTHORIZED ACCESS TO SMART METERING DATA FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OPERATOR

    Frans Campfens

    Frans Campfens, Senior Consultant SmartGrids (ICT) and AMR, Alliander

  • How the DNO could acquires (smart)grid data from the smart meter infrastructure
  • The value of smart meter data for network operation
  • The need for structured and authorised access (privacy and security aspects)
  • From 28 to 10 typical use cases as a model for real future data requirements
  • Key properties of the structured and authorized access
  • Reference architecture for implementation
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 CONTROL FROM PLANT TO PLUG

    Julian  Green

    Julian Green , Director of Solution Consulting Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit - EMEA, Oracle

  • Architecture to support Smart Grid
  • LV transformer centric architecture
  • Need for decentralized control
  • The necessity to combine Smart Metering and Smart Grid
  • 14:30 MULTI GOAL OPTIMIZATION OF AUTOMATIC DEMAND RESPONSE AND LOCAL GENERATION

    Marcel Eijgelaar

    Marcel Eijgelaar, Innovations Manager, Essent NV

  • How can smart grids meet the different goals of multiple stakeholders (not in the last place the customer)
  • Results and lessons from the smart grid pilot Power Matching City Hoogkerk
  • Controlling a cluster of micro CHP's, heat pumps, electric vehicels and household appliences with dynamic pricing)
  • Next steps
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 NETWORK INTELLIGENCE - BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE!

    Henriette  Lo Fo Wong

    Henriette Lo Fo Wong, Consultant Smart Grids and Artificial Intelligence, Alliander

  • Why should the grid be digitized?
  • Network Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence techniques applied to network data.
  • Alliander case study: automated detection of energy theft / weed growers in network data.
  • Next steps: from reducing net losses and optimising of asset investments up to self organising networks.
  • 16:10 CONSUMER AS A BOTTLENECK OR OPPORTUNITY?

  • Newest learning from pilots involving consumers in source, availability and pricing
  • Exchange of locally produced renewable energy with local consumption as a forerunner for demand response and time of use pricing
  • Consumer attitudes can change by giving them vision, energy literacy or even choice, and new opportunities for services via the Green Deal
  • Trust between customer and utility, how to win, how  to keep
  • Hugo Schonbeck

    Hugo Schonbeck, Director, GPX International Ltd

    Susan Gregory

    Susan Gregory, Marketing Consultant Sustainability Communications, Pause

    16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Bill  Brown

    Bill Brown , Practice Director - UK, Ireland and the Nordics, Oracle

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

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