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Optimal R&D and Innovation, Smart Strategies and Improved VAS for Utilities

Successfully Navigating the Power Transition with Optimal R&D & Innovation Strategies, Smart Grid and Improved VAS. Driving Product and Service Diversification to Successfully Navigating the Power Transition

11-13 April 2016
Berlin, Germany

Conference Workshop

Supporting Demand-Side Flexibility, Understanding and Overcoming Key Barriers to Development

The workshop will be focussing in the specific on Demand Response System Operability – a key for the future of power utilities – as large scale uptake of low carbon technologies may reduce system inertia, increase intermittency and requires increased flexibility. Work in this area focuses on the technical potential of loads, renewables and energy storage to provide flexibility to the system and the commercial arrangements and consumer incentives that are required to realise these opportunities.

Workshop Moderator: Joris Besseling, Principal Consultant

Company: Element Energy

Why You Should Attend

Optimal R&D and Innovation, Smart Strategies and Improved VAS for Utilities

This marcus evans conference will cover, for the first time in Europe in a holistic manner, all the most pressing questions that Utilities are facing and struggling to cope with, providing real-life examples and case studies. Is it wiser to retain a focus on centralised generation assets or move to a mix of decentralised technologies? Concentrating the efforts on ‘upstream’ assets or customer management? Can Utilities expand their current offering to include device manufacturing supply, service control and increase smart home elements and serviced homes, whilst dealing with price packaging and new models? Is Europe going to look at increasing the use of virtual generators?

These are some of the questions that will be answered during the event, allowing our delegates to leave the conference equipped with the know-how to become trusted suppliers of essential services to their customers.

Market conditions in the European utility sector are at their most challenging in recent memory. The centralised, integrated giants, created following deregulation and international consolidation, are now witnessing their business models challenged by competition, political initiatives, regulation and structural changes.

These challenges can however be used to stimulate innovation and promote positive changes. Utilities have now the opportunity to use the current crisis to innovate technologies, products, services and business models, and most of all, reinvent themselves and the relationship they have with their customers.

Key Topics

  • RWE Switch introducing us to their Innovative Staffing Concepts and New Business Services
  • SEDC on Energy Flexibility through Optimised Demand Side Management
  • EDF looking at Smart Programme Design and its Challenges
  • Enel Distribuzione exploring the potential SmartGrid Implementation
  • E.ON ERC focusing on the latest EU Cloud Platform Standards fro SmartGrids
  • Previous Attendees Include

    • 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
    • Alpiq AG
    • Austrian Power Grid AG
    • Centrica
    • Danske Commodities A/S
    • DONG Energy
    • E.ON Global Commodities
    • EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG
    • Wärtsilä Corporate
    • TenneT TSO B.V.
    • NEC Energy Solutions Inc.
    • Vattenfall
    • And many more...

    Why Choose marcus evans?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Steffen Kartenbender
    Head of SWITCH Force (H-F)

    Frauke Thies
    Executive Director

    Eric Woittiez
    Senior Innovation Manager

    Joris Besseling
    Principal Consultant
    Element Energy

    Antonio Buondonno
    Head of Europe and the America, Business Development

    Alexander Conreder
    Senior Manager

    Timothee Hinchliffe
    R&D Engineer, Energy Economics

    Dr. Antonello Monti
    Institute Director
    E.ON ERC – TWRH Aachen

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • "Well organized event with great setup." EON Global Commodities SE
    • "Good Conference with relevant issues." 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Constandinos Vinall

    marcus evans (Europe) Ltd
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