Agenda: Thursday 28th November | All Sessions
Main Conference Day 1 | European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
Exhibition opens at 08:15  | Conference sessions held from 08:50 - 18:30
Sector Integration, The Next Step in Energy Transition
  • Overview of key markets and how they are evolving.
  • Overcoming economics and barriers to development.
Speaker: Oliver Weinmann, Managing Director, Vattenfall Europe Innovation

Oliver Weinmann is Managing Director of Vattenfall Europe Innovation.As a
subsidiary of Vattenfall GmbH and part of the Vattenfall Business Area Wind the
enterprise focuses on business development and steering of activities in the
field of product and technology development, mainly related to renewable
energies. In 2010 he was appointed as MD of Vattenfall Europe Innovation.
  • Different types of prosumer models: households, communities,
    commercial industrial
  • How are incentives changing (due to the clean energy package and
    other trends)
  • The increasing role of flexibility in prosumer models

Speaker: Layla Sawyer, Business Analyst, smartEn (Smart Energy Europe)
Layla Sawyer works as a business analyst for smartEn, the European
business association for digital and decentralised energy solutions, where she
works on flexibility, digitalisation and the future of prosumer models. Previously
she worked at a national climate NGOs in the Netherlands, advocating for more
urgency in the Dutch energy transition.
  • Adapting your business strategy and transition to a low-carbon economy
  • The changes in the distribution of electricity
  • The impact and growth of renewables and new technologies
  • Empowering customers with 'smart' innovation, digital services
Carbon Economy | Implementing New Technologies & Distribution Systems
  • Assessment of capacity remuneration mechanisms operating in Europe
    so far
  • New providers in ancillary/balancing markets in the context of electricity
    demand and distributed generation

Speaker: Michele Governatori, Institutional & Regulation Affairs Director, Axpo
Italia SpA

Axpo Italia SpA
sells and trades energy products and derivatives. It supplies
electric power that is produced from hydro, wind, solar, and biomass sources;
and natural gas.
Re-Emergence of Carbon Pricing and its Effect on Fuel Prices, Generation
Mix and Power Prices
Speaker: Salman Khan, Senior Power Market Analyst, Genscape
  • EU carbon prices increase in value over recent years due to decreasing
    emissions cap and fuel supply
  • Result of the recent reform of the EU-ETS vis-à-vis MSR where the supply
    of EUAs is decreasing
  • Consequences for power generation from carbon intensive generation
Limited to a maximum of 10 participants per discussion, the end-of-day private round table
discussion groups provide participants with an excellent networking opportunity. Participants
pre-register their seat to come together over a specific issue and speak openly and frankly on
issues and challenges with their peers and leading specialists offering a valuable opportunity for
focussed and extended exchange of knowledge, ideas and solutions.
End-of-Day Private Round Table Discussions   |       17:30 - 18:30
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18:30 | Day 1 Sessions End
David Assaad has more than 10 years’ experience in the power market. He
started his career in that industry as an analyst at Powernext, the French
Energy Exchange. He then integrated EPEX SPOT, the European Spot Power
Exchange established by Powernext and EEX, where he led the European
business development unit of the company. aster degrees in Economics
and Political Science.  
Local, Digital, Flexible: Towards a Renewed European Power Spot Market
  • How do intraday markets become increasingly flexible trading venues
  • The rise of robot and algorithm trading and its impact on markets
  • Opening-up new horizons of trading through Local Flexibility markets
Speaker: David Assaad, Director Marketing & Customer Solutions, EPEX SPOT
Balancing Europe's National, Regional and EU-Wide Power System
Throughout the Entire Value Chain | From Power Generators, Distributed
Resources, TSOs, DSOs and Prosumers
  • Utilising new elements, methods & technologies to balance the electricity
  • Using EVs as a balancing mechanism: Case study – the Netherlands
  • Potential role of blockchain technology as a congestion management tool

Speaker: Jan Vorrink, Manager National Control Center, TenneT TSO BV
Jan Vorrink is the manager of the National Control Centre of TenneT
TSO BV which is the Dutch Transmission System Operator. Jan
graduated with a Master in Business Administration and is an Engineer.
  • The benefits that energy storage can provide and issues to be addressed
  • Deploying a robust smart grid for the future to enable the integration of
    renewable and distributed energy resources
  • Supporting customer choices, improve grid stability and to improve power
    supply options
  • The use of innovative energy technologies and energy storage
The Role of Energy Storage in Smarter Energy Infrastructures
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence E. Jones, Vice President, International Programs,
Edison Electric Insitute (EEI)
Energy Efficiency as an Alternative Power
Speaker: Lada Strelnikova, Portfolio Manager Sustainable Investments at
DWS, Lead investment Manager European Energy Efficiency Fund
(Deutsche Bank Group)

Lada Strelnikova is Director at DWS (Deutsche Bank Group). She is
responsible for managing the Investment  Advisor mandate for the European
Energy Efficiency Fund. Prior to taking this role Lada was involved in      
establishing and managing the Global Climate Partnership Fund focused on
energy efficiency investments in emerging markets and was holding various
strategic business development positions across Deutsche Bank units.  Born
in Russia, she is a MBA graduate from Australian National University and holds
a degree in finance and accounting from the Finance Academy Moscow.
09:00 Sessions & Opening
Energy as a Service | Forming a Strategic Partnership with the Customer
  • Compiling several customer offerings into one holistic Energy
    Management Solution
  • Savings without investments - The customer journey
  • Offering commercial flexibility products
As a specialist in the Nordic, UK and German electricity wholesale and Ancillary
Services markets Thomas is responsible for the regulatory management of
Orsted's flexibility business through strategic development, regulatory impact
assessment, as well as business processes and solution design. Projects
include Smart Energy, Demand Response and flexibility.
Speaker:  Thomas Kudela, Regulatory Manager, Distribution & Customer
Orsted (Dong Energy)
Discussion 2  |   Power Utility Transformation & Digistisation
Discussion 3  |   Trading Developments, Systems, Markets & Volumes
Discussion 4  |   T&D System Requirements for Managing 40-60% RES
Discussion 5  |   EV Infractructure Development & Power System Integration
Discussion 6  |   New Technology Utilisation in Distributed Power Systems
Discussion 7  |   Security System Design Within Smart Grid Architecture
Discussion 9  |   EU Regulatory Developments & Risk Management
Discussion 1  |   CEO/MD & Power Europe Executive Advisory Panel
Discussion 10  |   Demand Response Systems for Power Generators
Discussion 8  |   Storage Systems & Distribution & Retail Market Applications
Discussion 11  |   Middle East & Africa Power Systems Development
2019 World Energy Report | Trends & Fuel Price Dynamics - Implications on
Power Utilities: What Will Tomorrow's Power Sector Look Like?
  • Integrated ways to meet multiple sustainable development goals
  • Impacts of cost reductions in key clean energy technologies
  • Fast-changing dynamics of energy investment and incentives for investment
    to ensure reliable supply, and what share of our total energy needs can
    ultimately be met by electricity?
  • How innovation can improve the environmental performance of oil and gas
  • New Sustainable Development Scenario: The linkages between energy and
Case Study: Project cVPP - How Citizens and Communities are Becoming
an Ever Increasing Part of Energy Transition
Power Portfolio Management and Strategy: Responding to the Challenges
Created By Decarbonisation, Hydrocarbon and Electricity Price Dynamics
  • Creating a regional and cross border electricity market
  • Allow for efficient use of renewables, avoid grid congestion and system
    costs, and retaining the economic benefits of renewables
  • How the 'Electricity Directive and the Renewable Energy Directive' has set
    down a clear set of rights and requirements for national level support to
    promote the development of P2P energy systems.
  • Wholesale market issues.
  • Targets and new business plans the current oil price economy.
  • The new parameters and projections for the future of the energy sector
    with the current tendencies in oil prices (e.g. Estonia/ Europe)
  • Increasing RES contribution to the power portfolio
Speaker: Hando Sutter, Chairman of the Management Board, Eesti Energia

Prior to joining Enefit, Mr. Sutter served for four years as the Regional Market
Manager of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia for Nord Pool Spot, the largest
electricity exchange in the Nordic region. He has also served as a consultant in
the energy, investment and entertainment fields. He holds a degree in
mechanical engineering from the Tallinn University of Technology and in
business administration from the Estonian Business School.
Case Study - EnergyVille and the 'Thor Science Park in Genk
  • Creating a unique opportunity for the transition towards a fully sustainable
    energy system through technology innovation and cost reduction of both
    ICT and distributed energy resources
  • Achieving  security of supply, resilience, affordability and meeting future
    energy provision while adhering to current environmental targets.
New Approaches and Innovation to Manage Power DSO & TSO Transition
Challenges | Impacts of Smart Technologies and Distributed Generation
  • Utilising blockchain technology as a potential congestion management tool
  • Examining spot pricing for European retails markets
  • Future assignment of roles and responsibilities on distributed power systems
  • Tipping point for RES and PV - implications for generators and the power market value chain
Open Keynote Discussion Led by the Power Europe Executive Advisory Board:
Speaker: Sotiris Georgiopoulos, Head of Smart Grid Development,
UK Power Networks
Sotiris is responsible for business rollout of the successful innovation
projects and the delivery of UK Power Networks’ DSO strategy.  Sotiris
has over 10 years experience with UK Power Networks in the areas of
innovation, construction and energy services development.
Speaker: Brent Wanner, Lead, Power Generation Analysis, World Energy Outlook:
Energy Demand Division -Technology and Outlooks,
International Energy Agency
Developing and Maintaining Critical Power Assets in Context of Distributed
RES Production & Storage Methods and Technologies
  • Rejuvenation of key assets - Balancing investments in new production vs
    ageing legacy assets.
  • Impact and management of distributed RES Production
  • Responsibly managing hydro assets in environmentally sensitive areas
Speaker: Djordje Zebeljan, Energy Policies, New Technologies, R&D,
, Holding Slovenske Elektrarne (HSE)

HSE is a state-owned power generation company in Slovenia. It is the largest
company in Slovenia and was established by a government decision in 2001.
The company consists of hydroelectric plants based on the Drava, Sava, and
Soča rivers and coal-fired power plants in Brestanica, Šoštanj, and Velenje.
Welcome to the New Digital Energy Era - How Advanced Optimization Can
Unlock the Real Value of Flexibility
  • How much Flexibility and how much capacity is needed?
  • Why co-optimisation of balancing and reserves provision?
  • Why LMPs are needed
Speaker:  Dr. Christos Papadopoulos,
Regional Director Europe, Energy Exemplar
Getting Smart Charging to Mainstream and Sharing Benefits With Consumers
  • What kind of investments do we want and at what pace
  • EVs: the champions of flexibility?
  • The role of smart charging and where to price it
  • Some of our initial results with smart charging pilots
  • The role of the DSO in EV charging
Speaker:  Luís Tiago Brandão Ferreira , Technology & Innovation Department for
Energy Efficiency and Electric Mobility
EDP Distribuição - Energia, S.A. operates an electric power distribution
network regulated by the regulatory entity for energy services in Portugal.
The company is based in Lisbon, Portugal. EDP Distribuição - Energia,
S.A. operates as a subsidiary of EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.
European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
27 - 29 November 2019 | Prague | Czech Republic
27th November
New Power
Technologies &
Financing Forum
+ Extended DERMS
29th November
Main Conference
Agenda | Day 2
28th November
Main Conference
Agenda | Day 1
& Round Table
Engaging in Europe's Evermore Flexible Energy Markets | The New Entrants
and the Emerging Market Rules and Systems
Ken Falk is the founder and CEO of Scopito, a Denmark-based software
company, that specializes in visual inspection data management. Ken has a
background in computer science, working with mission critical systems. His
passion for mechanics eventually lead him to start building more
energy-efficient drones, as well as performing inspections - now Ken focuses
solely on perfecting software for it.
Speaker: Dr, Anna Wieckzoreck, Assistant Professor at the School of
Innovation Sciences
, Eindhoven University of Technology
Dr.  Wieczorek is Assistant Professor at the School of Innovation
Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
She is a sustainability transition expert with over 20 years of
experience. Anna studies new ways of organising systems such as
energy, through new market models (e.g. P2P) and new institutional
Achieving Grid Stability With Drones & Data-Driven Power Line Inspections
Speaker: Ken Falk, CEO, Scopito Ap
The Evolving Role of Prosumers in a More Flexible Energy Systems
Interflex Smart Grid Project: Advanced Management and Operation Strategies
for Distributed Energy Resources
This session will specifically address:
  • Advanced management and operation strategies for distributed energy
  • Dealing with complex curtailment management
  • The integration of customer-owned flexibility in grid operation
  • Concepts for demand side management from a DSO perspective
Speaker:  Christian Dumbs, Project Coordinator, ENEDIS | Interflex
As the biggest  EU Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020, the smart grid project
InterFlex was officially launched in January 1st, 2017. For the three years of its Duration 20 project
partners will explore new ways to use various forms of flexibilities in the aim of optimizing the
electric power system on a local scale. InterFlex investigates the Interactions between Flexibilities
provided by energy market players and the distribution grid, with a particular focus on energy
storage, smart charging of electric vehicles, demand response, islanding, grid automation and the
integration of different energy carriers (gas, heat, electricity).
Looking Forward to a Decarbonised, Decentralised and Digitalised Energy
System, As We Replace Conventional Generation with Renewables, While
Simultaneously Electrifying Heat and Transportation
  • Changes to power generation portfolio structure in medium to long
  • Moving to tailored centralised and decentralised power infrastructure
    solutions to cities, urban areas and suburbs.
  • How energy will be valued and traded in future.
  • Overcoming the challenges in distribution network congestion.
  • How local network congestion can be managed, and by whom.
Discussion Leader:  Stephen Woodhouse, Chief Digital Officer, POYRY
13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch in the Networking Lounge
Developing New Revenue Streams and Improving Customer Engagement
and Retention Through Artificial Intelligence
The power utility industry has moved from theory to practice in driving key
decisions through a data-driven process. Smart Meters, installed on the
premise that data will be used to provide customer and utility value, offer
potential; however, techniques applied to smart meter data are still in their
infancy. Utilities are yet to realize the full value that can be extracted from meter
data beyond weather based regressions and simple machine learning models.
Speaker:  Abhay Gupta, CEO, Bidgely
  • Overview of the US power market and new regulatory developments
  • Utility scale power storage
  • Development and future requirements of bulk power systems
  • Cyber, physical security, and potential GMD and  EMP emergency
    management needs

Speaker: Brian Evans-Mongeon, CEO, Utility Services (USA)
Brian Evans-Mongeon has over twenty-five years of experience in the electrical
utility business working for both Green Mountain Power corporation as a power
operations & administration manager and Vermont Public Power supply authority
as a marketing services manager. As the president and CEO of Utility Services, he
is responsible for oversight of constituent’s ERO compliance and monitoring, ISO
& NEPOOL markets, and renewable energy trading and associated activities.  
USA Power Market Developments, Resilience, New Technologies & Risks
Utility Services
  • Using purchasing power to procure and generate electricity from
    renewable sources and create significant market pull.

  • The  options and models available to SMEs  and the supportive public
    policies and programs required to ensure that companies have easily
    accessible options to obtain renewable power greater corporate
Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: Market, Industry Trends,
Business Models and Procurement Strategies
Speaker:  Ruud Kempener , Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Energy

Directorate-General for Energy, based in Brussels, reports to the European
Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action and to the Vice President of the
Commission responsible for Energy Union. DG ENER is focused on creating a
competitive internal energy market to lower prices, to develop renewable
energy sources, to reduce energy dependence and to reduce energy
Dr. Lawrence E. Jones has over twenty-five years of experience in the energy
sector. He joined the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in September 2015 as VP,
International Programs, where he oversees operations in over 90 countries.
Ken’s deep and broad knowledge within the field of UAV’s and aerial
inspections, gives him the edge needed to truly understand the
challenges, and develop cutting edge software that solves problems.
Speaker:  Han Vandevyvere, Project Manager and Adjunct Associate Professor,
NTNU, VITO/EnergyVille*
"Excellent overview of the
challenges being faced by
the utilities industry today
together with a snapshot of
the technical solutions
currently available and
under development."

Marketing Director, Wärtsilä

"An exceptional summit.
Very good speakers that
completely satisfied what I
wanted to hear about.
Excellent job by the EPG
management team."

ADMIE S.A (Greek T.S.O)

"Extremely informative and
insightful regarding the
most recent power market
developments and
preparing for the
challenges ahead - All
excellent speakers and
presentations, thank you!"

Production Planning

"Attending Power Europe I
get important additional
insights regarding the
future developments
occurring in the European
Energy Market."

Structured Finance - Power &
. ING Bank NV

"Extremely useful to be
informed of the current
situation in European
energy markets, the return
on capital investments,
electricity pricing structure
and market design."

Financial Planning Director
NP Market Council

"Great presentations,
excellent programme,
interesting attendees and
perfect organisation - a
networking MUST! "

VP - Commercial & Business
Energy Solutions

" An excellent conference,
very informative and
extremely well organised. "
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