European Power Distribution & Transmission Systems Summit
And the T&D Project Financing and New Technologies Forums
Wednesday 27th -  Friday 29th October 2021
Agenda: Thursday 28th October | All (Preliminary) Sessions
Main Conference Day 1 | European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
29th October
Main Conference
Agenda | Day 2
27th October
New Power
Technologies &
Financing Forums
+ Extended Workshops
+ MEA & India Power
Systems Forum
28th October
Main Conference
Agenda | Day 1
& Round Table
Agenda: Thursday 28th October | All (Preliminary) Sessions
"The quality of speakers
Luis Ferreira,
Head of
Energy Efficiency  & Electric
EDP Distribuição

"Excellent overview of the
challenges being faced by
the utilities industry today
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!"

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situation in European
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capital investments,
electricity pricing structure
and market design."

Financial Planning Director
NP Market Council

"Great presentations,
excellent programme,
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VP - Commercial & Business
Energy Solutions

" An excellent conference,
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Senior Advisor

Agenda: Thursday 28th October | All (Preliminary) Sessions
Exhibition opens at 08:15  | Conference sessions held from 09:00 - 18:30
Power Sector Integration, Progressing into the Energy Transition
Speaker: Oliver Weinmann, Managing Director, Vattenfall Europe Innovation
Speaker:  Francesco Venturini,Chairman and CEO, Enel X
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
18:30 | Day 1 Sessions End
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)
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  |   Global Standardisation (IEC) for Digital Grid Management
  • Overview and key findings- an energy world emerging from lockdown.
  • Building on a sustainable recovery path to leverage on the acceleration of
    energy consumption to achieving 2030 and 2050 emissions goals.
  • Outlook for energy demand, electricity & fuel supply.
  • Pathways to recovery and the different scenarios and policies needed to
    get there.
  • Implications for the power utility and energy sector.
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 and recovery from the crisis.
  • 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
Leveraging Electrical Power as a Critical Tool to Achieve Energy Efficiency
  • How Energy utilities can meet their obligations to reduce the amount of
    energy delivered to customers by 1.5 per cent each year (Article 7
  • Balancing obligations of increased electricity consumption with
    increased efficiency.
  • Promoting energy efficiency by focusing on less prescriptive and more
    market-oriented approaches.
  • Adopting methods to promote more effective energy-saving
    technologies and energy efficiency.
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.
Developing 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.
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.
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
Meeting the Commitment to Deploy 2.5 Million Charging Spots by 2025
Speaker: Christopher Burghardt ,Managing Director for Europe,
Enel X – How to Lead the Transformation of the Energy Sector Through
Digitalisation, Sustainability and Innovation

Utilising IEC Standards for the Integration of Common Information Models
to Unleash Smart Grid and Power Distribution Utility Capabilities
  • The implementation of Common Information Models (CIMs) through IEC standardisation
    across the Smart Grid and SCADA systems.
  • Achieving CIM-Compliant SCADA System Integration -  Realistic timeframes for making returns.
  • The role of CIM in meeting the challenge of the massive increases of of DER and RES
    integration into the power system.
  • Application of Common Grid Model (CGM) and Individual Grid Models (IGMs).
  • How CIMs Stemming from IECs can unlock the full benefits of Geographic Information Systems
    (GIS) to create a comprehensive overview of collected data.
  • Overview of the US power market and new regulatory developments
  • Utility scale power storage
  • Development and future requirements of bulk power systems
    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.  
US Power Market Developments, Resilience, New Technologies & Risks
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.
Speaker:  Giuseppe Montesano, Deputy Director, Enel Foundation
  • Embarking on the most significant period of growth in the midst of a
    Investments in charging infrastructure to successfully usher in the future
    of e-mobility.
  • Supporting a critical role in facilitating the transition to electric mobility
    and  developing technology that enables cleaner transportation to
    reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
Speaker: Brent Wanner, Lead, Power Generation Analysis, World Energy Outlook:
Energy Demand Division -Technology and Outlooks,
International Energy Agency
2021 World Energy Report: Covid-19 Recovery & New Energy Price Dynamics
Enel X has progressively expanded its services by acquiring companies
specialized in strategic sectors for the digitization of energy services, and by
creating partnerships with companies from other industries such as
automotive, home automation, ITC, and real estate. Enel X’s activity in the field
of the electric mobility has led to the progressive installation of charging points
throughout Italy.
  • Transforming homes to make them more comfortable and sustainable.
  • Transforming businesses to unlock new value.
  • Transforming cities to improve citizens quality of life.
Enedis Flexibility Roadmap: Challenges and Successes to Move From
Experiments to Embedment of Local Flexibilities in Operational Processes
The Implications for Power Utilities and Energy Systems
Wednesday 27th October  | 13:00 - 17:00 Power Financing & New technologies Pre-Conference Forum + Welcome Dinner
Friday 29th of October | 09:00 - 16:00 | Main Conference Day 2 | Keynotes EDP/EPG & Retail Market Streamed Sessions
Arrivals & Departures: The conference agenda is designed to allow international delegates to conveniently arrive on the morning of
Wednesday the 27th and to depart on the afternoon/evening of Friday the 29th of October. The attendee accommodation rate at the
venue/hotel are available for 3 days either side of the official summit dates (for delegates that wish to stay for longer in Amsterdam
Annual Congress & Summit Dates & Timings | Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Thursday 28th of October | 09:00 - 16:00 | Main Conference Day 1| Keynotes EDP/EPG & Retail Market Streamed Sessions
From a utility point of view, 5G is more than an evolution in communication: It’s an evolution in the
construct of the entire energy infrastructure. It represents the potential for utilities to touch every
aspect of the industrial and residential consumer value-chain in ways never imagined; and with
some estimates predicting over 1.9 billion subscriptions to 5G, and 45% coverage of the global
population expected by the end of 2024, it’s likely to be the most rapidly-adopted technology of its
kind in history.
Implications and Applications of 5G on the Power Utility Value Chain:
  • Grid Applications: 5G network slicing: Allowing the power grid to flexibly customize specific
    slices with different network functions
  • Enabling different service level agreement (SLA) assurances according to the different
    requirements of the various services on a power grid.
  • Retail applications for consumer and prosumer enablement.
  • Impacts on power trading and pricing.
Challenges, Technologies and the Enabling of New Services & Capabilities
This session presentation series and follow-up discussion panel will address:
Preliminary panellist operators include:
Moving Forward with National High Performance Infrastructure Building to
Fulfil Climate Protection Targets and Energy Transition Goals
  • Connection of approximately 800,000 renewable energy systems with a
    capacity of 77 GW in its networks throughout Germany.
  • Ensuring that decentralised generated, green electricity reaches
    customers reliably.
  • Eon's investment of approximately € 6.6 billion in its energy networks in
    Germany over the next few years.
"The basis for a successful implementation of the energy transition and climate
protection is a comprehensive, high-performance energy infrastructure. Politics
and regulation must now set the course for growth in the energy networks so
that E.ON can continue to operate in Germany in the future Remain at the
forefront of energy security.
Inv.Speaker:  Dr. Thomas König, Head of Energy Networks &  Board Member, E.ON*
Inv. Speakers & Organisations also Include:
Nicolas Richet,
CIO & Secretary of the Digital Committee,
Mihael Medved Integration Engineer, Elektro Ljubljanas*
Neil Meredith,  Lead Solution Architect for Networks, SSE*
  • Overview of key markets and how they are evolving.
  • Overcoming economics and barriers to development.
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.
This session will specifically address:
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.
Making Well Informed, Data-Driven and Efficient Investment Decisions in
Order to Maintain Optimal Future Distribution Asset Performance
  • Evaluating the uncertainties surrounding electrification in terms of
    distribution grid capacity requirements.
  • Developing future-proof grids using actual and anticipated loading
    condition of assets while considering different possible electrification
  • Simulated RES growth scenarios and asset management.
  • Simulating large-scale EV rollout and investing in the correct grid
Inv.Speaker:  Joris Soens, Head of Assets & Grid Architecture, Fluvius *
European Policy Direction and Incentives for Promoing New Energy
Technologies, Power Utility Innovation and Clean Coal
Mark van Stiphout is currently Acting Head of Unit in DG Energy in the unit that is
responsible for Innovation, clean technologies and competitiveness, including
support for energy research and innovation in Horizon 2020 and Horizon
Europe, and the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. Until the 1st of November
2014 he was a member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy,
Günther H. Oettinger, who he advised on nuclear energy and energy research,
as well as smart grids, retail markets and the relations with Russia. This
included for example the Commission’s work on nuclear safety and the
trilateral negotiations with Russia and Ukraine on gas supply.
Inv.Speaker:  Mark Van Stiphout
Deputy Head of Unit - Research and Innovation
DG Energy | European Commission *
A technical overview of the use of flexibility-enabling technologies and
methods to enhance the energy transition and the performance of the
distribution network.
  • Use cases for energy transition for network performance.
  • Optimizing regional RES hosting schemes.
  • Embedded flexibility life cycle in the grid investment framework.
  • Designing multi-purpose flexibilities in coordination with TSOs.
Innovative Network Operation Planning Tools for the TSO and DSO
Speaker:  Helfried Brunner, Thematic Coordinator
Power System Planning and Operation
, Austrian
Institute of Technology | DER Lab
This session will provide an overview of the INTERPLAN set of tools (grid
equivalents, control functions) for the operation planning of the pan-European
network and addresses several system operation planning challenges of the
current and the future 2030+ EU power grid, from both transmission and
distribution system perspectives, with a focus on the
transmission-distribution interface.
Speaker:  Hubert Dupin, Head of Flexibility Department
Smart Grids Program, ENEDIS
Achieving Major Cost Savings By Implementing a CSR-Driven Sustainability
Speaker: Marlous van der Veen, Sustainable Strategy Advisor, ENEXIS
  • The evolution of the grid sustainability team an Enexis.
  • Applying the principles of CSR to grid maintenance: reducing carbon
    footprint by applying a 'circularity' approach to repairs and refurbishments
  • How this translates into considerable cost, time, and outage savings for
    Enexis through a CSR-oriented change in the way components are
and Circularity-Based Approach to Grid Maintenance & Refurbishment
Planning the Energy Transition for the Future Power Grid
Speaker: Olaf Sener, Head of Asset Management | TransnetBW GmbH
  • The Green Deal framework and goal for a sustainable economy and
    climate-neutral energy systems.
  • The electricity grid as the key enabler in the energy transformation.
  • Transnet BW view of the energy transition and the legal instrument
  • Focus on Germany and Stromnetz 2050 as a realistic model of the future
    energy system.
  • Defining our vision for Energy System in 2050 in precise terms.
  • New 2050-study, modeling other countries and regions.
Working Back from the 2050 End Goals
Enexis is a highly progressive 'core' energy operator in the Netherlands . As a
DSO it is the link between energy production and the end user and as such, it
is connected to almost any stakeholder within the Dutch energy network. This
session will specifically examine: