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Preferred bidders for Smart Meters competitions

Announcement from DECC website 14/8/2013 10:30am

"Preferred bidders for the competitions to establish the shared infrastructure needed to roll out smart meters across Great Britain have been announced.

Notification of successful applicant in relation to the grant of an electricity smart meter communication licence and a gas smart meter communication licence
These competitions will form the Data and Communications Company which is responsible for linking 53 million smart electricity and gas meters in homes and small businesses with the business systems of energy suppliers, network operators and energy service companies."

Our 3rd annual conference, Telecoms for Smart Grids, will address the current development of both UK and European communications infrastructures for Utilities. We will be discussing what communication infrastructure and backbone will be most secure, flexible, scalable and reliable. We will hear first results and challenges from key pilot projects, along with a view to next steps and conclusions.

The conference will give first hand insight and experience from Utilities on the progress and outcomes of trials in Smart Grid Communications technologies, such as
 

  • Fibre to building feasibility
  • IT Infrastructure for electric mobility
  • 4G for Smart Grid
  • Smart Communications in the Home
  • Privacy and security
  • Communications selection criteria
  • Cost benefit, roll out considerations
  • Security
  • Experience with UK metering thus far
  • Integration with Renewable Energy Systems
  • Wireless IP Communications based on Wimax
  • Monitoring, Control and low latency considerations
  • Testing Long Range Radio
  • Teleprotection
  • CDMA 450 - European utility choses to deply its own private mobile network
  • Substation LAN and WAN design challenges
  • Data optimasation for IEC 61850 traffic over RF mesh network



"We found the event well organized with an extensive range of very competent speakers who clearly knew their topics very well. An excellent opportunity to network.” -Gilat

“What was really great about this event, was the balance between technical presentations (projects, trials…), policies – challenges – EU commission update and companies’ positioning – strategies in the Smart Grid world (telco, ICT…). -EDF Energy

“Very useful and definitely worthwhile attending”- Hughes Europe

“Thanks for the invitation and I must say that I’ve enjoyed the conference and the opportunity to share EDP developments on telecommunications for smart grids.
It’s important to continue sharing knowledge and ideas between utilities and telecom operators because we have a lot to learn with each other, and this conference was an example.”
-EDP

 

Join us this September 23rd and 24th as we bring leading UK and European Utilities, Government and leading communication technology authorities for an in depth discussion on current pilot projects, challenges and solutions
 

NEW FOR 2013

This year's event will also include a post conference workshop on the 25th of September "Get Smart with Business Process Models," led by Hippo Software.

Gillian Adens, Director at Hippo Software and Ian Freeman, Systems Architect at Scottish and Southern Energy wrote this white paper on our their use of techniques like BPMN and UML on smart grid projects at SSE. The white paper is free to download and will also be distributed at the conference.

DOWNLOAD: Smart Grid – From System Trials to ‘Business as Usual’

Future Networks and Policy at Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution are researching new systems and building foundations for Smart Grid Networks. This paper tells of a journey based on a vision to introduce more formal modelling methods using an IT practice to allow thecompany to deliver business-driven end-to-end solutions that meet business needs.
 

Don't miss this opportunity to hear front line case studies on European deployments, UK pilot projects and hear what technologies are winning confidence with Government and Utilities in establishing a flexible and secure communications back bone. What role do Telecoms companies have in the current market and what are the benefits their experience can bring to the future of Smart Grid, Metering and Smart Home?

 

  • Gain further understanding to the UK's overall approach to regulation, how does this compare to our European counterparts?
  • How will new licensing and regulatory changes will effect stakeholders?
  • What impact the role of the DCC will have in creating new opportunity and new guidelines, and what changes to this regulatory framework will need to be made?
  • Learn how Utilities have had to deploy and implement the right technological infrastructure to ensure a reliable, secure and flexible system - Europe and UK pilots
  • Who owns the Network - Utilities or Telecoms companies? Will we see convergence?
  • What does this system look like and who are the key players in it’s success?
  • How will Data utilization, security and privacy be managed?
  • What can we learn from European deployments?
  • What key regions we will see further develop?
  • Hear about the roll-out of smart metering equipment
  • What obligations do Utilities have in ensuring reliability?
  • What infrastructure will be most effective?
  • Ensuring privacy and data security- how secure is your network and how do Utilities convince consumers?
  • Implementation: Encouraging the use and distribution of smart meters

This year's event will also include a post conference workshop on the 25th of September "Get Smart with Business Process Models," led by Hippo Software.

Gillian Adens, Director at Hippo Software and Ian Freeman, Systems Architect at Scottish and Southern Energy wrote this white paper on our their use of techniques like BPMN and UML on smart grid projects at SSE. The white paper is free to download and will also be distributed at the conference.  

DOWNLOAD:  Smart Grid – From System Trials to ‘Business as Usual’

Future Networks and Policy at Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution are researching new systems and building foundations for Smart Grid Networks. This paper tells of a journey based on a vision to introduce more formal modelling methods using an IT practice to allow thecompany to deliver business-driven end-to-end solutions that meet business needs.

   

Abodata; Accenture; Accenture GmbH; Access Partnership; Airwave Solutions; Arqiva; Avanti Communications Group ; Bdew; Billion Uk Limited; Bouygues Corporation; British Gas; British Gas Plc; Cable Wireless; Convergent Networks; Department of Energy and Climate Change ; Deutsche Telekom; Dublin City University; E.ON New Build & Technology; Echelon Energy and Utility; Eco Island; EDF Energy; EDF R&D; EDP Distribuicao; EDSO; Elexon; Enel Distribuzione Sp A; Enexis; EON; EON Energy Research center; ERDF; ESB; EU Commission; Frost and Sullivan; Gilat Europe Ltd; Hewlett Packard; Hughes Network Systems; Imtech Traffic & Infra UK & IRL; Inmarsat; Kelvatek; kWantera; Landis+Gyr; M2Ocity; MacroVision Creative Software; Mott Macdonald; Npower; NXP Semiconductors; Orange Business Services; Pike Research UK; RAD Data Communications ; RWE AG; Scottish and Southern Energy; serima Consulting AG; Siemens; Signalhorn GmbH; Silver Spring Networks; SmartReach; SMI Group; SSE; Symantec Deutchland Gmbh; Symantec Deutschland Gmbh; TEO LT, AB; UK Power Networks ; University of Udine; Veolia Water; Veolia Water Central Ltd; VERBUND AG; Vodafone M2M;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Edward Hamilton

Edward Hamilton, Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse Coopers

9:10 Emerging Communications Technology Selected for use on the New Thames Valley Vision Smart Grid Project

  • Project Overview                                  
  • Communications Security Requirements       
  • Product Maturity in Smart Grid Solutions        
  • Communications Selection Criteria                
  • Comparison with Contemporary Solutions        
  • Conclusions 
  • Gordon Hewitt

    Gordon Hewitt, ICT Project Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy

    Nigel Bessant

    Nigel Bessant, Project Delivery Manager , Scottish and Southern Energy

    9:45 Communication requirements - An EON case study

    Markus Hofsaess

    Markus Hofsaess, Technology & Solutions, EON

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Smart meters – Roll out considerations
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Outlooks and testing
  • Results
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Smart Metering - Testing Long Range Radio Technology for WAN Coverage

    David Ross Scott

    David Ross Scott , Industry Relationship Manager , Scottish Power

    11:25 GB Smart Metering – Northern England and Scotland

    Andy Slater

    Andy Slater, Director, Sensus

    Why Long Rang Radio was successful:

    -          trial results and proof points,
    -          single technology (no infill),
    -          proven solution 16m installs to date.
    Characteristics and challenges of the Region
    High level planning for rollout

    12:00 Smart Energy – Challenges against the background of an increasing share of RES

    Gunnar Hoffman

    Gunnar Hoffman, Manager of Technology Corporate R&D, RWE AG

  • Motivation for the Integration of RES
  • Challenges associated with the energy turnaround
  • Potential solutions in the area of Smart Energy
  • 12:35 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Introducing Project Falcon

    Sanna Atherton

    Sanna Atherton, Senior Project Manager, Western Power Distribution

    Project Falcon is a major LCNF project led by Western Power Distribution. It aims to explore methods for coping with increased demand for electricity. Traditionally, increased demand for electricity has been handled using reinforcement - essentially making the network stronger, for example with thicker cables. Project Falcon will test six alternatives to reinforcement

  • What we set out to do, challenges and lessons learnt
  • How a wireless IP communications network based on WiMax has been designed to accommodate the different requirements including, monitoring, control and low latency applications such as tele-protection
  • WPD’s future plans and what we think it’ll mean to other DNOs
  • 14:35 A Smarter Approach to Utility Networks

    Mervyn   Kelly

    Mervyn Kelly, EMEA Marketing Director, CIENA LIMITED

  • The transformation of utilities landscape and business models
  • Utility network modernization strategy
                     - A new generation of IP and Ethernet packet based network architectures
                      - Performance, complexity and cost considerations
  •  The attributes of Carrier Ethernet-based Packet-Optical Networks
  • Capital and operational savings

    Presented by Ciena and IBM, speaker to be announced

  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CDMA-450: a new approach for DSO’s in Europe

    Erik Moll

    Erik Moll, Telecom Policy Advisor , Alliander

  •  Why Alliander has decided to deploy its own private mobile network based on CDMA-450
  •  Is also involving a unique partnership and working together between Alliander and telco’s – explain the partnership and model
  • Is good for Europe: 450 MHz band is a good band for Utilities in Europe, innovation, public interest
  • 16:15 Implementation of smart solutions for connecting Distributed Generation - Flexible Plug and Play Low Carbon Networks

    Tim Manandhar

    Tim Manandhar, Low Carbon Solutions Design Manager, UK Power Networks

  • Project approach and objectives
  • Design and implementation of RF mesh solution
  • Substation LAN and WAN design challenges
  • End to End testing for the comms solution
  • Data optimisation for IEC 61850 traffic over RF mesh network
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Edward Hamilton

    Edward Hamilton, Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse Coopers

    9:10 Smart Grid Regulatory and Competition Issues

    Ashley C. Brown

    Ashley C. Brown, Counsel to Greenberg Traurig, and Executive Director Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Harvard University

  • Regulatory Policy and Smart Grid
  • Smart Meters and Billing: Competition Policy Issues
  • Smart Grid and Pricing for End Users
  • Smart Grid: Implications for Pricing Distributed Generation
  • 9:50 Deployment of a Fibre Optic Telecoms network on the Distribution Electrical network in the Republic of Ireland

    Denis O'Leary

    Denis O'Leary, Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESB

  • Technical deployment trials and strategies
  • Hardware devices and design solutions
  • Smart Grid benefits to the Electrical System Operator / Asset Owner
  • Fibre to the Building feasibility
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Green eMotion FP7 project: Interoperability and Smart Grids

    Giovanni Coppola

    Giovanni Coppola, Innovation Manager, Enel Distribuzione Sp A

  • IT infrastructure enabling electric mobility as market-ready application of Smart Grids.
  • Outcomes of Green eMotion test phase of the roaming platform for electric mobility.
  • Insights over business models evaluation for charging infrastructure deployment.
  • Smart-Grids integration of EVs: concept and demonstration in Italy
  • 11:40 Data communication in smart grids taking privacy and security in mind

    Milo Broekmans

    Milo Broekmans, Senior Enterprise Architect, Stedin

  • Why privacy and security matter
  • Aspects of privacy and security in smart grids
  • Security and privacy by design
  • Implications of taking security and privacy into account
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Securing the Smart-Grid backhauling network in view of future applications

    Ilan Barda

    Ilan Barda, CEO, RADiFlow

  • Description of common smart-grid backhauling solutions
  • Overview of current security capabilities in smart-grid networking
  • Future Smart-Grid applications and their impact on the security requirements
  • Secure network architecture for the future Smart-Grid applications
  • Customer case study – Deploying a future-ready secure smart-grid network

     

  • 14:30 Trust-enhanced risk management for smart systems

  • Smart grid is at the forefront of new risks
  • Existing risk management tools are not best suited for the job
  • Existing theories may device solutions - or not
  • In-depth analysis of risks is unnecessary complicated
  • Trust-Enhanced Risk Management can deliver better analytics
  • Piotr Cofta

    Piotr Cofta, CTO, Trusted Renewables

    Colin Mallett

    Colin Mallett, CEO, Trusted Renewables

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 A European perspective in respect of two of the Key Challenges surrounding the roll out of Smart Grids

    Tracey  Sheehan

    Tracey Sheehan , Partner, Taylor Wessing

    Objective of Presentation
    > The purpose of my presentation is to give the delegates a high level European perspective in respect of two  of the  Key Challenges surrounding the roll out of Smart Grids
    > Within the European Economic Area, the EU Commission is currently exploring how it can achieve cross member state co-operation, common level of network security, drive down costs
    > The driver for this is an uneven level of capabilities at national level across the EU, ensuring security of critical infrastructure and driving down costs of infrastructure roll out.

    1.) EU draft cyber security directive

    • Increased IT expenditure:
    • Conflicting obligations
    • Objection against mandatory reporting
    • Launch of Cyber Information Sharing Partnership (CISP)

                2.) EU draft regulation to reduce broadband costs

    • Cost Controls
    • It is recognised that the largest single cost component is civil engineering - up to 80%.
    • Enhancing transparency and coordination of civil engineering works;
    • Handling requests to rollout networks in a more efficient and transparent way;
    • Ensuring the EU is ready for Next Generation Access buildings;
    • Making a better use of existing infrastructure, including across utilities.
    • Industry Thoughts - Support from telecoms operatorS

     

    16:20 Telecoms and Utilities – Convergence? What can utilities learn from mobile operators?

    Carlos Lourenco

    Carlos Lourenco, Head of M2M, Optimus

  • What Mobile operators learned in the market that can be now also valuable to the Power utilities?
  • Why Telco industry may help to develop suitable operational capabilities to the Power industry?
  • Who can provide insightful marketing role models and customer management strategies to PowerCo’s?
  • Where should Mobile operators position themselves to better leverage the development of Smartgrids?
  • How can Mobile networks scale and cope with the needs of the future advanced Smartgrids services?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Ashley C. Brown

    Ashley C. Brown

    Counsel to Greenberg Traurig, and Executive Director Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Harvard University
    David Ross Scott

    David Ross Scott

    Industry Relationship Manager , Scottish Power
    Denis O'Leary

    Denis O'Leary

    Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESB
    Gordon Hewitt

    Gordon Hewitt

    ICT Project Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy
    Markus Hofsaess

    Markus Hofsaess

    Technology & Solutions, EON
    Mervyn   Kelly

    Mervyn Kelly

    EMEA Marketing Director, CIENA LIMITED
    Tim Manandhar

    Tim Manandhar

    Low Carbon Solutions Design Manager, UK Power Networks

    Andy Slater

    Director, Sensus
    Andy Slater

    Ashley C. Brown

    Counsel to Greenberg Traurig, and Executive Director Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Harvard University
    Ashley C. Brown

    Carlos Lourenco

    Head of M2M, Optimus
    Carlos Lourenco

    Colin Mallett

    CEO, Trusted Renewables
    Colin Mallett

    David Green

    CEO and Founder Ecoisland Partnership, Eco Island
    David Green

    David Ross Scott

    Industry Relationship Manager , Scottish Power
    David Ross Scott

    Denis O'Leary

    Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESB
    Denis O'Leary

    Edward Hamilton

    Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse Coopers
    Edward Hamilton

    Erik Moll

    Telecom Policy Advisor , Alliander
    Erik Moll

    Gillian Adens

    Director, Hippo Software
    Gillian Adens

    Giovanni Coppola

    Innovation Manager, Enel Distribuzione Sp A
    Giovanni Coppola

    Gordon Hewitt

    ICT Project Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy
    Gordon Hewitt

    Gunnar Hoffman

    Manager of Technology Corporate R&D, RWE AG
    Gunnar Hoffman

    Ilan Barda

    CEO, RADiFlow
    Ilan Barda

    Markus Hofsaess

    Technology & Solutions, EON
    Markus Hofsaess

    Mervyn Kelly

    EMEA Marketing Director, CIENA LIMITED
    Mervyn   Kelly

    Milo Broekmans

    Senior Enterprise Architect, Stedin
    Milo Broekmans

    Nigel Bessant

    Project Delivery Manager , Scottish and Southern Energy
    Nigel Bessant

    Piotr Cofta

    CTO, Trusted Renewables
    Piotr Cofta

    Sanna Atherton

    Senior Project Manager, Western Power Distribution
    Sanna Atherton

    Tim Manandhar

    Low Carbon Solutions Design Manager, UK Power Networks
    Tim Manandhar

    Tracey Sheehan

    Partner, Taylor Wessing
    Tracey  Sheehan

    Workshops

    Get Smart with Business Process Models
    Workshop

    Get Smart with Business Process Models

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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.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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