Day 1 - 13 May
This first session will present facts about 2020 and projections for 2030: what do we know about the framework in which the grid will develop? Topics to be addressed include the hypecycle for digital and disruptive innovation technologies (batteries, e-vehicles), the innovation policy in place, the targets for 2030 (Clean Energy Package and Paris Agreement).
Opening statements by Bente Hagem, Chair of ENTSO-E TBC & Christian Buchel, Chair of E.DSO
‘Post COP24 achievements and technological pathways’ by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President and Commissioner for Energy Union (European Commission) TBC
Christoph Frei, World Energy Council TBC
Leonardo Meeus, Florence School of Regulation, Vlerick Business School
Ana Aguado scholarship award
Announcement of winners by Leonardo Meeus
Innovation is not only about success, but also about learning from what went wrong. With this in mind, the CEO panel will discuss experience from the business life. They will refer each to two concrete projects on R&D they went through and that changed their life. What, in CEO‘s innovation experience, has best delivered, and what flaw has led to the best learning?
Introductory statement by EPRI
Yves Zumwald, CEO of Swissgrid TBC
Chris Peeters, CEO of Elia
Ingrid Thijssen, CEO of Alliander
Susanne Fabry, Head of Steering Energy Networks Germany, E.ON TBC
Award winner(s) will present their innovative ideas
Keynote speech by Dr. Arun Kumar Verma, ISGAN Executive Committee representative from India and Joint Secretary at the Indian Ministry of Power TBC
Day 2 - 14 May
Technical & interactive session presenting top projects covering e.g. new components e.g. superconductors, storage for the grid, digital twins for grid planning, HDVC/HVAC…
Technical & interactive session presenting top projects. Will include a presentation of the joint TSO-DSO report on active system management and focus on innovation needs for deploying ASM & perspectives from stakeholders.
Session lead DSO: Torsten Knop, innogy
Technical & interactive session presenting top projects, in the field of e.g. electrification, technology mix, optimization among the systems, system of systems.
Technical & interactive session presenting top projects in the field of e.g. cybersecurity, smart network maintenance, protection against extreme climate conditions & hazards.
Session lead DSO: Jan Okko Ziegler, Enel Global Infrastructure & Networks
Bruno Liebhaberg, CERRE
What are the emerging power platforms? Presentation of some examples from ENTSO-E and E.DSO on emerging platforms and cooperation on platforms.
Laurent Schmitt, Secretary-General, ENTSO-E
Roberto Zangrandi, Secretary-General, E.DSO
Mark van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit C2 DG ENER, European Commission
Natalie Samovich, Head of Research and Innovation, Enercoutim / Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI)
This panel looks at obstacles to deploying the future grid and how they could be overcome.
Introduction and moderation by Michael Walsh, SmartWires
CEER representative (name TBC)
Anjos Nijk, European Network for Cyber Security
Shuli Goodman, Executive Director, LF Energy
Jochen Kreusel, Vice-President T&D Europe
Stephane Rottier, Senior Advisor EU Affairs, HSBC TBC
Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission TBC
Mechthild Wörsdörfer , Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA TBC