Smart Energy workshop
On Wednesday 10 May, four parallel workshops will be organised on four emerging challenges for industry, including Smart Energy.
Each workshop is set up as a panel with key players in the domain; large industry, academia, SMEs and customers, discussing main innovation trends in the specific challenge. An important element of the workshops will be the interaction with the audience, with ample room for Q&A. Here below you can find a list of the confirmed panellists and moderators and a short description of the innovation trends that will be discussed. Want to be prepared for the debate? Have a look and create your own opinion!
The panellists and moderators
Philippe BourguignonSenior Project CoordinatorENGIE
Giovanni Coppola Program ManagerEnel
Jan SegerstamDevelopment Director Empower
Ovidiu VermesanChief ScientistSINTEF
This session is moderated by:
Francesco GennaroPrincipal Staff EngineerSTMicroelectronics
Current Smart Energy trends
- Distributed energy resource Grid Integration (including storage)
We observe radical changes in the way of generating, transporting, distributing, and consuming energy. It creates many challenges in particular the transformation of the current monitor and control schema from a Central Control Center (where the intelligence required to manage network infrastructures is provided by human operators and SCADA, EMS, and DMS systems) into a management architecture based on distributed intelligent devices capable enough to perform complex event processing, simulations, and to execute high-level technical and business rules.
- Active Grid Monitoring - Fractal Grid (trend toward multi productors and multi energy, impact of Electrical vehicles on the smart grid deployement, …)
Open interoperability in real time between devices, nodes, and systems in a common data space. Monitor, analyse and optimize the grid (HV,MV,LV) in Real Time using distributed and scalable technologies. Extend the life of assets, by continuously measuring, monitoring and forecasting key trends in the grid through massive and highly performing big data analytics.
- Energy consumption optimisation
Residential customers and Large or small businesses should be able to view and manage energy consumption, anytime, anywhere, using a friendly user interface. With a wide catalog of sensors (including lighting, comfort and security), measuring devices and actuators available, it is possible to monitor and control electricity, water and gas usage, and centralize this information for further data mining and statistical analysis.
- Transactive Energy - Fractal Energy Market (Dynamic market of energy)
The Energy industry is facing a radical transformation from asset ownership to shared economy. This trend is being propelled by the success of horizontal business platforms. The new energy value chain will be ‘transaction centric’ enabled by a multi-sided market and it will be characterised by localised, connected, transactive markets.
- Disruptive Energy Technologies
Speed of change: Technology and customer expectation is changing faster than business culture and regulation.
Speed of adoption: Today there are 2,000+ innovation projects globally, approximately 70% of them in demonstration phase (obsolescence vs. ROI).
Presence of disruptive players: Amazon, Google, Tesla, “Big Box” retailers, etc.