Day 1 - 13 May

  • 13:00

    Welcome lunch and registration

  • 14.30

    Opening session - Technology for Change, Change for Technology

    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 & 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

    Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank TBC

    Leonardo Meeus, Florence School of Regulation, Vlerick Business School

    Ana Aguado scholarship award

    Announcement of winners by Leonardo Meeus

  • 16:00

    Coffee break

  • 16:30

    CEO business track panel on innovation - The best innovation success, the best lesson from a flaw

    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

    Chris Peeters, CEO of Elia

    Ingrid Thijssen, CEO of Alliander

    Susanne Fabry, Head of Steering Energy Networks Germany, E.ON

  • 17:45

    Power Network Innovation Award

    Award winner(s) will present their innovative ideas

  • 18:15

    Networking dinner

    Keynote speech by Dr. Arun Kumar Verma, ISGAN Executive Committee representative from India and Joint Secretary at the Indian Ministry of Power

Day 2 - 14 May

  • 8:00

    Welcome coffee day 2

  • 8:45

    Innovation for the physical grid: New technologies and grid planning

    Breakout session

    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…

    Session Leads: Rosana Martin, Iberdrola & Norela Constantinescu, ENTSO-E

  • 8:45

    Active Customer, Active System Management

    Breakout session

    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 leads: Torsten Knop, innogy, Mathilde Lallemand and Gerda de Jong, ENTSO-E

  • 10:30

    Coffee break

  • 11:00

    Sector coupling and storage

    Breakout session

    Technical & interactive session presenting top projects, in the field of e.g. electrification, technology mix, optimization among the systems, system of systems.

    Session leads: Fons Jansen, Enexis & Cristina Gomez Simon, ENTSO-E

  • 11:00

    Advanced grids resilience

    Breakout session

    Technical & interactive session presenting top projects in the field of e.g. cybersecurity, smart network maintenance, protection against extreme climate conditions & hazards.

    Session leads: Jan Okko Ziegler, Enel Global Infrastructure & Networks & Ioannis Theologitis, ENTSO-E

  • 12:45

    Lunch break

  • 14:00

    Summary of breakout sessions

    Bruno Liebhaberg, CERRE

  • 14:20

    Power Platforms on the Rise

    What are the emerging power platforms? Presentation of some examples from ENTSO-E and E.DSO on emerging platforms and cooperation on platforms.

    Moderation by Matthias Buck, Director of European Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende (TBC)

    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)

  • 15:20

    Time to Market

    This panel looks at obstacles to deploying the future grid and how they could be overcome.

    Introduction and moderation by Michael Walsh, SmartWires

    Martin Sik, CEER

    Anjos Nijk, European Network for Cyber Security

    Shuli Goodman, Executive Director, LF Energy

    Jochen Kreusel, Vice-President T&D Europe

  • 16:20

    Closing session - Investment for a climate target compliant grid: Recommendations for the Infrastructure Forum

    Catharina Sikow-Magny, Head of Unit for Networks & Regional Initiatives, European Commission

    Other speakers TBC

  • 16:50

    End of conference