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SMi's 4th annual Telecoms for Smart Grids conference will address the current development of both UK and european communications infrastructures for smart grid development and metering deployment, data communication infrastructure and integration, substation automation, distribution network upgrades, and business process management. For the UK key market developments will be addressed with contributions form both the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Data Communications Company.
 

 

Future developments including the onset of M2M communications technology with challenges and risks in delivering a fit-for-purpose, secure systems will be examanied in this highly-focused event. Join us this September 22nd and 23rd as we bring leading utilities, government and communication technology authorities for an in-depth discussion on current pilot projects, challenges and solutions.


 

 

  • How will new licensing and regulatory changes will effect stakeholders
  • What impact the role of the DCC has had in creating new opportunities and guidelines, and what further changes to the regulatory framework are possible?
  • 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
  • What does this network look like and who are the key players in its success?
  • How will data utilisation, security and privacy be managed?
  • What can we learn from European deployments?
  • What key regions we will see further develop?
  • The impact of 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? 


 

   

Managers, heads of department, and directors of the following job functions would benefit from attending Telecoms for Smart Grids
• Telecommunications
• Smart Grid and Strategic Planning
• Distribution Engineering
• Smart Metering
• Future Networks
• Research and Development
• Network Operations
• Distribution Automation
• Regulatory Policy
• Information Communication Technology
• Metering Infrastructure
• Smart Grid Analysis
• Systems Integration Engineering
 

 

Previous Companies in attendance include: 

ABB Switzerland Ltd; ABI Research; Alliander; Arqiva; Athonet Smartgrid; British Gas; BT; CIENA LIMITED; David Moss Consultancy Ltd; Eco Island; EDP; Eltek; Enel Distribuzione Sp A; Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA); Enexis; EON; ESB; gemserv ltd; GenStorm; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP; Harvard University; Hippo Software; Hitachi Europe Ltd; Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe; National Grid; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe Ltd; Optimus Telecomunicacoes Sa; ordnance survey; Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) P T; Power Plus Communications; Price Waterhouse Coopers; RADiFlow; RADiFlow Ltd.; Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. ; rfl communications; RWE AG; RWEnpower; RWS; Scottish and Southern Energy; Scottish Power; Sensus; Siemens Plc; Signalhorn Trusted Networks GmbH; Skytech Computer Network SA pty Ltd; Smart Grid Networks; ST Engineering; Stedin ; Taylor Wessing ; Telkom Indonesia; Thameswey; Trusted Renewables; UK Power Networks ; University Of Bath; ViaSat, Inc.; Virtual Access; Western Power Distribution.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gilles Thonet

Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance

9:10 ZigBee wireless standard for the 21st century smart grid

Gilles Thonet

Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance

 

·         Creating two-way communication and control of an increasing number of devices, providing energy providers a “last meter” wireless connection into homes with the ZigBee open and global wireless standard
·         Current and upcoming smart grid developments using ZigBee technology across Europe
·         ZigBee’s role in addressing energy efficiency programmes for energy providers
·         How an open global standard can be the catalyst for better communication between energy providers and consumers, better management of energy resources, and have a positive impact on the environment

9:50 Addressing the challenges of deploying a smart grid in Great Britain

Adrian Butt

Adrian Butt, Policy Advisor, Smart Girds, Department of Energy and Climate Change

 

·         The work and aims of DECC’s Future Electricity Networks team and the Smart Grid Forum (SGF)
·         A smart grid vision and routemap
·         Determining the benefits and challenges to implementation
·         Actions the SGF and others are taking forward to make a smart grid a reality in Great Britain

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 How to make renewable energy installations part of the integrated smart grid network based on proven M2M technology

Colin Mallett

Colin Mallett, Director, Smart Homes & Buildings Association

 

·         Deploying secure processor and communications circuits turn renewable energy installations into  ‘thin clients’
·         Enabling wide area M2M management to provide an audit trail to panels, performance monitoring, and secure asset tracking
·         Using trusted payment applications securely embedded in panels to create greater opportunities to exploit proven technology in renewables and smart grids

11:30 The DCC: Update on the current communications network status

Jonathan Simcock

Jonathan Simcock, Managing Director, Data Communications Company

 

• What has been achieved
• Challenges to overcome

 

 

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:30 Case Study: Looking at E.ON smart metering roll out considerations

Markus Hofsaess

Markus Hofsaess, Project Manager, Smart Meter Communication, EON

 

·         Smart metering requirements
·         Regulatory considerations
·         CAPEX and OPEX considerations
·         Testing and results update

14:10 Green eMotion FP7 project: Interoperability and Smart Grids integration of EVs

Giovanni Coppola

Giovanni Coppola, Product 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

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Focal points for the transformation to an optimised, dynamic smart grid network

Laurence Carpanini

Laurence Carpanini, Director Smart Energy Solutions, Europe, IBM UK Ltd

• We are at an inflexion point in the transformation of the energy industry, facing challenges that demand clear strategies and strong leadership - technology alone isn’t the answer
• Implementing smart grid technologies is a fundamental business transformation, where the transformation challenges traditional responsibilities
• The collection of vast amounts of data is one of the key features of smart energy systems, and the ability to derive intelligence from this data through the application of advanced analytics will feature strongly in responding to the challenges posed
• Key to the achievement of these objectives is the development of open standards and frameworks that encourage innovation and competition whilst facilitating interoperability

15:50 Current communications technologies are far from ideal for smart metering - time for something different

William   Webb

William Webb, CEO, Weightless.org

 

·         The issues with technologies such as GPRS for smart metering
·         Designing a wireless technology specifically for M2M / metering - Weightless
·         How might we achieve nationwide deployment?
·         Can we rely on public networks and unlicensed spectrum for smart grid communications?

16:20 Modelling smart metering system in real scale: why static traffic predictions are not enough

Dritan Kaleshi

Dritan Kaleshi, Senior Lecturer, Communications Networks , University of Bristol

 

·         The ICT infrastructure that makes the Smart Grid vision realisable is large and complex, involving heterogeneous devices, distributed systems and communication technologies.
·         The analysis of such large-scale distributed systems together with the many possible communications network technologies can be extremely difficult.
·         This is often solved only partially because many modelling techniques tend to analyse individual components or subsystems, rather than the relationships and interactions between components, and their impact on the whole system. In case of communication network planning this task typically takes the form of static estimation of expected traffic in the system, based on transaction numbers derived from identified use cases.
·         This cannot capture the dynamic of the system end-to-end, and different methods and tools need to be considered and used, and we will introduce CLEVERsim as one of these tools.

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Noel Rushe

Noel Rushe, Manager, Strategy and Technology, Telecom Services, ESB

9:10 Maximising value from smart grid telecoms investments

Noel Rushe

Noel Rushe, Manager, Strategy and Technology, Telecom Services, ESB

 

·         Utilising electricity infrastructure to roll out a high-speed fibre network
·         Communications options for smart metering
·         Big Data – the challenge for telecoms infrastructure
·         Interconnecting of everything and telecoms strategy

9:50 Satellite M2M devices, connectivity and platforms

John Paget Bourke

John Paget Bourke, Head of Systems and Services, Satellite Applications Catapult

 

·         Introduction to the Satellite Applications Catapult
·         Current M2M Connectivity options
·         Future M2M Connectivity options

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Delivering communications requirements

Peter Moray

Peter Moray, Advisory, Mott Macdonald

• Implementing smart grid applications will be underpinned by robust and dependable communications
• Understanding telecoms requirements is essential to making purchasing decisions in an uncertain and changing environment
• This paper will examine these requirements and look at commercial models of telecoms provision

 

11:40 Smart Grids- The end user challenge

Carl Lyon

Carl Lyon, Managing Director, The QoE

  • The end users own the ROI
  • Working outside in or inside out
  • Defining and delivering to end-user purpose
  • The good news – it’s not difficult just different
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:25 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia

    Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia , Project Manager - iWIDGET, University Of Exeter

    13:30 Smart grid communications to support integration of distributed generation – Learning from the Flexible Plug & Play project

    Tim Manandhar

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

    ·         Implementation of a RF Mesh communications network for Active Network Management applications
    ·         System Integration using IEC61850
    ·         Developing a cyber-security framework for smart grid projects

    14:10 Developing a smart water network - iWidget project and what this means for EU utilities

    Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia

    Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia , Project Manager - iWIDGET, University Of Exeter

     

    ·         Smart water telecoms challenges
    ·         Water utility benefits from smart meters
    ·         Customer benefits from smart meters
    ·         Joint water and energy management
    ·         Customer engagement

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Spectrum challenges for smart metering and grid rollout

    Adrian Grilli

    Adrian Grilli, Managing Director, JRC

     

    ·         Application radio communications requirements
    ·         EUTC spectrum harmonisation programme
    ·         Pit-falls for your rollouts

    16:00 Cyber security of the electric power grid and the interconnectivity and potential vulnerabilities between smart grids and smart homes

    David Greer

    David Greer, Executive Director, University of Tulsa Institute for Information Security

     

    ·         The additional impact of electric vehicles on system security
    ·         Taking into account the broader opportunities and challenges of the Internet of Things

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia

    Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia , Project Manager - iWIDGET, University Of Exeter

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Adrian Butt

    Adrian Butt

    Policy Advisor, Smart Girds, Department of Energy and Climate Change
    David Greer

    David Greer

    Executive Director, University of Tulsa Institute for Information Security
    Gilles Thonet

    Gilles Thonet

    Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance
    Jonathan Simcock

    Jonathan Simcock

    Managing Director, Data Communications Company
    Laurence Carpanini

    Laurence Carpanini

    Director Smart Energy Solutions, Europe, IBM UK Ltd

    Adrian Butt

    Policy Advisor, Smart Girds, Department of Energy and Climate Change
    Adrian Butt

    Adrian Grilli

    Managing Director, JRC
    Adrian Grilli

    Carl Lyon

    Managing Director, The QoE
    Carl Lyon

    Colin Mallett

    Director, Smart Homes & Buildings Association
    Colin Mallett

    David Greer

    Executive Director, University of Tulsa Institute for Information Security
    David Greer

    Dritan Kaleshi

    Senior Lecturer, Communications Networks , University of Bristol
    Dritan Kaleshi

    Gilles Thonet

    Managing Director Europe, ZigBee Alliance
    Gilles Thonet

    Giovanni Coppola

    Product Manager, Enel Distribuzione Sp A
    Giovanni Coppola

    John Paget Bourke

    Head of Systems and Services, Satellite Applications Catapult
    John Paget Bourke

    Jonathan Simcock

    Managing Director, Data Communications Company
    Jonathan Simcock

    Laurence Carpanini

    Director Smart Energy Solutions, Europe, IBM UK Ltd
    Laurence Carpanini

    Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia

    Project Manager - iWIDGET, University Of Exeter
    Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia

    Markus Hofsaess

    Project Manager, Smart Meter Communication, EON
    Markus Hofsaess

    Noel Rushe

    Manager, Strategy and Technology, Telecom Services, ESB
    Noel Rushe

    Peter Moray

    Advisory, Mott Macdonald
    Peter Moray

    Tim Manandhar

    Low Carbon Solutions Design Manager, UK Power Networks
    Tim Manandhar

    William Webb

    CEO, Weightless.org
    William   Webb

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